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November 29, 2015
New U.S. space mining law may violate international treaty
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2015
One company is especially happy with the space mining legislation signed into law on Wednesday, the company that stands to profit the most. Planetary Resouces welcomed the newly passed U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, or the U.S. Space Act, with open arms. Founded in 2010, the company's aim is to "expand Earth's natural resource base." In other words, they're aiming to extract water, minerals and other valuable materials from asteroids and sell them. The Space Act ... read more
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Satellite Spectrum Is Central To Future Vision For Global Connectivity
The world's governments resoundingly affirmed a clear vision for the importance of many vital and irreplaceable services provided today over satellite. They also agreed on a clear framework for futu ... more

China launches Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite
China's Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite was launched on Thursday at 5:24 a.m. from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surv ... more

China's indigenous SatNav performing well after tests
The three satellites launched this year for China's indigenous satellite navigation system are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, said the system's designer, after completing tests ... more
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New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. ... more


Who owns space? US asteroid-mining act is dangerous and potentially illegal
An event of cosmic proportions occurred on November 18 when the US congress passed the Space Act of 2015 into law. The legislation will give US space firms the rights to own and sell natural resourc ... more

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Neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star
A team of astronomers have used the LCOGT network to detect light scattered by tiny particles (called Rayleigh scattering), through the atmosphere of a Neptune-size transiting exoplanet. This sugges ... more

Human reflexes may keep legged robots from tripping
Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis being developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to help users recover their balance ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow


ExoMars has historical, practical significance for Russia, Europe
The ExoMars program to explore the environment on Mars has historical and practical significance for Russia and Europe, deputy-head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Sergei Savelev, said Thursd ... more

ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site
The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March. A joint endeavour with Russia's Roscosmo ... more

President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law
Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, applauds President Obama who signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law. This law recognizes the right of U.S. ... more
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China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference
In a martial artist's white silk pyjamas, a man practised tai-chi in harmony with a motorised arm at a Beijing exhibition showcasing a vision of robots with Chinese characteristics. ... more

SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat
Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that it has been selected to build a powerful, high throughput communications satellite for Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators. The new ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Bright prospects: Repairing neurons with light

Is That a Forest? That Depends on How You Define It

First-in-man use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery

A whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth's oxygen

Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay

When every species counts


Tracking down the 'missing' carbon from the Martian atmosphere
Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere--one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researc ... more

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring
Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings en ... more

NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research
On Tuesday, NASA announced that Northeastern and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robot prototypes, a project that could help ... more

How DSCOVR Could Help in Exoplanet Hunting
Could a space weather satellite be helpful in exoplanet hunting? Well, it now turns out it could. According to a team of scientists led by Stephen Kane from the San Francisco State University, the D ... more

Retro Exo and Its Originators
Exoplanets are mysterious, they're complicated, they're important, they're awe-inspiring. And, to a team of artists at the Jet Propulsion Lab, they're also totally fun. They're a topic for endless a ... more

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New Horizons documents one rotation of Charon
On approach to the Pluto system in July 2015, the cameras on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured images of the largest of Pluto's five moons, Charon, rotating over the course of a full day. ... more

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory
A series of scientific satellites, including one to probe dark matter, will be launched later this year and next year, said Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Aca ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Britain axes 1 billion pound carbon capture scheme

Dutch lawmakers approve plan to close coal power plants

French carmakers top European list of low CO2 emitters

PetroChina sells pipeline stake amid reforms push

French group to help Japan dismantle nuclear reactors

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe

CERN colliding lead ions at record energy using upgraded LHC


Yet more proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity


Study: Mars to become a ringed planet following death of its moon


Tyson weighs in on New Horizons' Pluto discoveries


Composite images compare sunlit faces of Pluto


Ocular health in ISS Crews adds vision to space


Forming planet observed for first time


Accelerating fusion research through the cutting edge supercomputer


Radiation blasts leave most Earth-like planet uninhabitable, new research suggests


UA researchers capture first photo of planet in making


Computers uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma within tokamaks

A witness to a wet early Mars

Two Moons About Saturn

Synthetic muscle experiment will likely return to Earth in March

NASA awards two robots to university groups for upgrades

NASA completes heat shield testing for future Mars exploration vehicles

'Chemical Laptop' Could Search for Signs of Life Outside Earth

The "Omics" of Space Travel

Curiosity Mars Rover Heads Toward Active Dunes

New Super H-mode regime could greatly increase fusion power

China to launch Dark Matter Satellite in mid-December

Rocket Scientists to Launch Planet-Finding Telescope

5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

Airbus Defence and Space delivers first ACES Ground Terminal

China's satellite expo opens

China to better integrate satellite applications with Internet

New exoplanet in our neighborhood

Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

Astronomers eager to get a whiff of newfound Venus-like planet

Upgrade Helps NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars

Secondhand Spacecraft Has Firsthand Asteroid Experience

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