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November 24, 2012
TECH SPACE
University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem
Glasgow UK (SPX) Nov 23, 2012
Engineers at the University of Glasgow and Clyde Space Ltd have developed a practical solution to the increasing problem of space debris. Millions of pieces of 'space junk' are orbiting the Earth as a side-effect of human exploration and exploitation of space. The pieces range from tiny fragments of bigger objects such as rocket boosters to full-sized pieces of now-defunct equipment. Working satellites and spacecraft can be damaged by collisions with debris, which can travel at velocities of sever ... read more
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EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

At Helsinki's Slush, start-ups 'speed date' for financing
It's 10:00 am at Helsinki's Cable Factory and for Yan Shtefanets, a 23-year-old Russian student, the clock is ticking: he has two minutes to pitch his start-up to investors to secure much-needed financing. ... more
MARSDAILY

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29
South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit, officials said. ... more


LAUNCH PAD

France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister
France and Germany have overcome differences on building a successor to the Ariane 5 rocket, French Science Minister Genevieve Fioraso said at a European space meeting here Wednesday. ... more
The Year In Space
SPACE TRAVEL

UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment
The UK Space Agency is set to invest 1.2 pounds in some of Europe's biggest and most lucrative space projects, providing the UK with increased leadership in a rapidly growing global sector and build ... more
OUTER PLANETS

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 22, 2012 Dwarf planet Makemake [1] is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto but closer to the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon
The Curiosity Mars rover has made a potentially explosive discovery, experts said, but NASA scientists are keeping it under wraps to double-check the spacecraft's calculations. Chief mission s ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission
The Pleiades 1B satellite passenger for Arianespace's fourth Soyuz flight from French Guiana is ready for integration into the medium-lift launcher's payload "stack" at the Spaceport. This dua ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Mexsat Bicentenario is delivered to French Guiana for its December launch on Ariane 5
The second passenger for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission - Mexsat Bicentenario - has arrived in French Guiana. Built by satellite manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation, this telec ... more
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MARSDAILY

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up
Opportunity is nearing the completion of the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving overlook location. Last week, Cur ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

Sharks are Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

NRL Reveals New Meteorological Insight into Mid-Level Clouds

Global warming 'pause' reflects natural fluctuation

MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
ROBO SPACE

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges
Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

ILS Launches the EchoStar XVI Satellite
International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the EchoStar XVI satellite into orbit today on an ILS Pro ... more
LAUNCH PAD
Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission

ILS Launches the EchoStar XVI Satellite

France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister


LAUNCH PAD
Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon


LAUNCH PAD
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


LAUNCH PAD
Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch
South Korea is set to go ahead next week with a delayed rocket launch as it aims to join the elite club of nations capable of putting a satellite into orbit, an official said Tuesday. ... more
EXO LIFE

Lifting The Ceiling On Terran Lifeforms
The parachuting thrill-seeker Felix Baumgartner is not the only living thing to plunge through the jet stream. Recent studies have confirmed that microbes exist in the stratosphere, the atmosp ... more
EXO LIFE

NASA Innovator of Year Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids
The hunt for the organic molecules that create proteins and enzymes critical for life here on Earth has largely happened in sophisticated terrestrial laboratories equipped with high-tech gadgetry ne ... more
MERCURY RISING

MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury
MESSENGER has discovered assemblages of tectonic landforms unlike any previously found on Mercury or elsewhere in the Solar System. The surface of Mercury is covered with deformational landfor ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Creating optical cables out of thin air

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure

EXO WORLDS

NASA's Kepler Wraps Prime Mission, Begins Extension

ROCKET SCIENCE

Supersonic Decelerator Project 'On Track' for Success

SPACE TRAVEL

Europe, U.S. talk space program link

TIME AND SPACE

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time Asymmetry

MARSDAILY

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

ROCKET SCIENCE

South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29

STATION NEWS

Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule

STATION NEWS

Station Crew Off Duty After Undocking

EXO WORLDS

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

EXO WORLDS

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'

Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

France, Germany seek Ariane compromise at ESA space meet

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

New views of the Martian ionosphere

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications

Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Space station command changes

A Reborn Planetary Nebula

Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

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