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December 12, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
North Korea launches long-range rocket
Seoul (AFP) Dec 12, 2012
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, in defiance of UN sanctions threats over what Pyongyang's critics insist is a disguised ballistic missile test. "It (the rocket) has been launched," a South Korean defence ministry spokesman told AFP without elaborating further. The Yonhap news agency, citing a government source, said the rocket had taken off from the Sohae satellite launch centre at 9:51 am (0051 GMT) and was immediately detected by navy vessels deployed by Seoul in the Yel ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Hat Trick for X-37B
The third launch of the US Air Force's X-37B robot spaceplane opens new challenges to this robust spacecraft. For the first time, an X-37B mission is underway with a used vehicle. The spaceplane tha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

US sends futuristic plane back into space
The United States on Tuesday launched for the third time its futuristic X-37B spacecraft, a small and pilotless plane that experts believe could open a new realm of espionage. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO
China's patent office for the first time became the world's largest last year, as the number of global patent filings continued to grow despite the sluggish economy, the UN's intellectual property agency said Tuesday. ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

ULA Launch Monopoly to End
On May 2, 2005, Boeing and Lockheed Martin announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA), combining the production, engineering, test and launch operation ... more


EXO LIFE

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life
An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world's richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were ... more
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TECH SPACE

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch
A Russian satellite that failed to achieve its intended orbit after separating from a launch rocket early has been lifted to the proper altitude, officials say. ... more
MOON DAILY

Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

SPACE TRAVEL

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts
If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who fear budget constraints will keep astronauts stuck on Earth. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?
It is well known that plant growth patterns are influenced by a variety of stimuli, gravity being one amongst many. On Earth plant roots exhibit characteristic behaviours called 'waving' and 'skewin ... more
STATION NEWS

Medical Ops, Fan Checks for Space Crew; New Trio Checks Soyuz
The orbiting Expedition 34 trio was busy Friday with medical operations, physical science and ongoing maintenance. The trio waiting to launch on Dec. 19 tested their launch suits and spacecraft in B ... more
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MARSDAILY

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland
The high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express imaged the Charitum Montes region of the Red Planet on 18 June, near to Gale crater and the Argyre basin featured in our October and November ... more
EXO LIFE

Search for life extends to the stars
Nighttime flights on an airborne observatory to search newly born stars could turn up evidence of the presence of precursors to life, U.S. astrobiologists say. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Continues Rock Studies
Opportunity is located at a place named "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover just finished collecting ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit
Russian scientists were working to correct the orbit of a communications satellite Sunday after it failed to reach its designated location in space - the latest setback for the country's once-pioneering space industry. ... more
MOON DAILY

To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. ... more
MOON DAILY
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IRON AND ICE

What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
In a preliminary analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission, scientists have spotted intriguing gullies that sculpt the walls of geologically young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. Led by ... more
TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA's Orbital Debris Program (ODP ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
TECH SPACE

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite
Elbit Systems reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, was awarded a contract from Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI") to provide a space camera for the Italian O ... more
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Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

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Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

STATION NEWS

Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module

SPACE TRAVEL

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals

SPACE MEDICINE

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LAUNCH PAD

SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF

ROBO SPACE

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

STATION NEWS

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ROCKET SCIENCE

US to launch anew secretive space plane

ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea replacing faulty rocket stage: report

MARSDAILY

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom

SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

Kickstarter's creative community takes hold in Britain

New Crew of ISS to Perform Two Spacewalks

N. Korea completes installing rocket: report

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought

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Swimming robot crosses Pacific Ocean

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Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

Opportunity Rover Does Walkabout Of Crater Rim

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