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October 24, 2014
China launches first mission to moon and back
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2014
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... read more
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Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features ... more

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October
Russian spacewalkers Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the Pirs docking compartment hatch at 1:06 p.m. EDT ending the third spacewalk for Expedition 41. The cosmonauts were outside the Int ... more

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more
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Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more


NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more
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Suomi team ward off recent space debris threat
While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing sat ... more

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the JPSS-2 Mission
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the J ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


Proton-M Lofts Express-AM6 Satellite
Russia launched on Tuesday an Express-series communications satellite on board the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. "T ... more

China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport
Construction of the fourth and the largest spaceport in China in the country's southern city of Wenchang has been completed and it is ready for launch, People's Daily reported Friday. Completi ... more

Increasing cosmic radiation a danger for Mars missions
Humans have long dreamed of traveling to Mars, hopscotching across the solar system and fanning out into the cosmos beyond. Several nations and private organizations are developing plans for crewed ... more
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In a first, astronomers map comets around another star
Astronomers using an ultra-sensitive telescope in the Chilean desert said Wednesday they had mapped hundreds of comets orbiting a star 63 light years from Earth. ... more

Cosmonauts Busy as US Segment Crew Takes Day Off
A pair of cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of Wednesday's spacewalk while Dragon will hang on to the International Space Station for a few more days. Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer ... more
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Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is leading a study on the effects of long-term space travel to humans, a UH news release said. Six members of the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simula ... more

Dava Newman nominated for NASA post
The White House has announced the nomination of MIT's Dava Newman, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and of engineering systems, as NASA's deputy administrator, the space agency's No. 2 lead ... more

SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The sat ... more

Descent Data May Help With Future Mars Landings
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal imag ... more

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet. The orbiter ... more

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Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch
Europe's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane has completed another step in its pre-launch checkout process, and is now being readied for fueling ahead of the November 18 flight with A ... more
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Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake


Argentina launches its first telecom satellite


China's space policy gets even tighter


China's Secret Moon Mission


EIAST: KhalifaSat design completed


CASIS Issues RFP For EO Ideas Using ISS Technology


LockMart Team Delivers Lightning Mapper Instrument For Weather Satellite


China to send orbiter to moon and back: report


Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough


Mars rover had good opportunities to image passing comet


"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"

A Different Kind of Green Movement: Seedling Growth in Space

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Preps for Wednesday Spacewalk

Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'

Progress-M Cargo Ship To Undock From ISS On Oct 27

Microbes in deep-sea rocks eat methane, lots of it

MAVEN spacecraft's first look at Mars holds surprises

Mars One -- and done?

Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

Messenger Images Ice Near Mercury's North Pole

NASA's Opportunity Rover Gets Panorama Image at 'Wdowiak Ridge'

Getting To Know Super-Earths

New TALON tactical robot makes debut

ISS Spacewalkers Replace Power Regulator, Move Equipment

Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission

Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere

Argentina launches geostationary satellite

Lockheed Martin developing compact nuclear fusion reactor

Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid

An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music

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