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December 03, 2012
LAUNCH PAD
Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 02, 2012
The maturity of Arianespace's Soyuz launch system at French Guiana - and its confirmed role as a full-fledged member of the company's launcher family - were demonstrated once again by tonight's successful orbiting of the Pleiades 1B satellite from the Spaceport. During a flight lasting 55 minutes, the Soyuz vehicle deployed its 970-kg. passenger into a targeted circular orbit of 695 km., inclined 98.2 deg., marking the medium-lift vehicle's fourth mission from French Guiana since its introduction ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets
Opportunity, after completing 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 Crater, ha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reported a possible data breach on its first Epsilon solid-fueled rocket, Kyodo news agency says. Spyware was found on one of the agency's per ... more
TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again
A J-2X power pack assembly burns brightly during a hot fire test Nov. 27 at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engineers pulled the assembly from the test stand in September to install addi ... more


SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. At the south pole, ... more
The Year In Space
ROCKET SCIENCE

Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion
Preparations for the launch of NASA's new Orion spacecraft recently took an important step forward. A prototype seal for the launch tower's crew access arm, or CAA, was successfully tested at the Ke ... more
MOON DAILY

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock
Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful - like a needed wrench or replacement part. "It sounds like science fiction, but now it's really ... 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

ROBO SPACE

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company
A small humanoid robot that can talk will be sent into space to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut on a six-month mission, according to new plans. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers report startling find on planet formation
Astronomers are reporting a find that challenges traditional theories as to how rocky planets - such as Earth - are formed. ... more
MERCURY RISING

Spacecraft Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Mercury
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently sh ... more
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The Biggest Breakthrough In Propulsion Since The Jet Engine
Reaction Engines can announce the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine. Critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid dust from space
To the naked eye there is nothing to see, and yet the small transparent container holds something never observed before. For the first time, scientists are studying asteroid dust collected by a spac ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

MARSDAILY

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock
Opportunity, after completing 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 Crater, ha ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch
Japanese national space agency JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. would launch an H-2A rocket with a radar intelligence satellite early next year, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS

A Sky Full of Planets
Think back to the last time you saw the Milky Way-that faint stripe of stars that thickens and brightens as you get farther from city lights. At least 200 billion stars fill the Milky Way, our galax ... more
EXO WORLDS
South Korean rocket launch suspended

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club


EXO WORLDS
Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock


EXO WORLDS
WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

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

Moon crater yields impact clues


EXO WORLDS
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

OUTER PLANETS

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On
Today the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft passed the halfway point between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, zooming past another milepost on its historic trek to the planetary frontier. New Hor ... more
STATION NEWS

Spacewalks on agenda for new space crew
The new crew for the International Space Station, preparing for their launch in December, will perform two spacewalks during their stay, Russian officials say. ... more
MERCURY RISING

Large ice deposits found on planet nearest the sun
Scientists Thursday announced new evidence that Mercury, the planet orbiting nearest the Sun, hosts massive caches of ice and revealed new information on how water reached our solar system's inner planets. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

South Korean rocket launch suspended
South Korean space officials suspended a crucial rocket launch Thursday, after a technical problem halted the countdown just 17 minutes before the scheduled blast-off. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

STATION NEWS

Space Station to reposition for science

EXO WORLDS

Do missing Jupiters mean massive comet belts?

IRON AND ICE

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8

LAUNCH PAD

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

EXO WORLDS

Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation

SPACE TRAVEL

Why Study Plants in Space?

MARSDAILY

Regional Dust Storm Dissipating

EXO WORLDS

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 joins Soyuz in mission preparations at the Spaceport

LAUNCH PAD

Who will challenge Dragon? Dragon spaceship postponed until March

Graphite experiment shines new light laser-driven fusion

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

Arianespace ready for next Soyuz and Ariane missions

Soyuz ready for Friday launch of Pleiades 1B at Kourou

Sea Launch Postpones Satellite Launch Until Dec. 3

NASA, Roscosmos Assign Veteran Crew to Yearlong Space Station Mission

Russia Replaces Proton-M Rocket for Dec 28 Launch

Private company to launch Sri Lanka's first satellite

S.Korean Rocket Set to Lift Off Thursday

EchoStar and Arianespace sign new satellite launch services contract

One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars

Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'

Study of risks to humankind proposed

Cassini Finds a Video Gamers' Paradise at Saturn

Astronauts bring back new life

Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth

Researchers test novel power system for space travel

Matijevic Hill Survey Complete And Rover Passes 22 Miles Of Driving!

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