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December 28, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris
Seoul (AFP) Dec 28, 2012
South Korea has recovered what it believes to be debris from the engine of the long-range rocket launched by North Korea this month, the defence ministry said Friday. "If it is confirmed to be engine debris, it will be very useful for analyzing North Korea's missile technology," a ministry spokesman said. He said navy ships had retrieved six chunks of debris from the rocket that was launched - to international condemnation - on December 12. Pyongyang said the launch was a purely scientific ... read more
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China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant
China has established its first key national laboratory for space cryogenic propellant research, which will provide technological support for the country's future space missions. Established i ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated
The Russian Commission, convened by Khrunichev, continues its investigation and is preparing a report concerning the root cause of the December 8th ILS Proton launch anomaly with the Yamal 402 satel ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia Designs New Spaceship
Russian space rocket corporation Energia has completed the technical design of a new manned spacecraft whose flight tests are due to begin in 2017, Energia President Vitaly Lopota said on Wednesday. ... more
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Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions
Russia was modernizing a booster which U.S. space agency NASA would use for manned flights, a Russian rocket engine manufacturer said Wednesday. "We are adjusting the RD-180 engine for manned missio ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013
The first launch of a new Russian light class carrier rocket has been scheduled for the beginning of 2013, Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said on Thursday. ... more
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Working Through the Holidays
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, positioned at a location called "Copper Cliff." Over the long holiday period, the rover has been stationary an ... more
MARSDAILY

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013
The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) could sign a long-anticipated agreement on Russia's participation in a Mars research project in the first quarter of 20 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Cambodia says China not behind scrapped US military drill

China's sea militarisation 'very troubling': Philippine defence chief

TECH SPACE

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing
UKube-1 - the UK's first CubeSat mission and Scotland's first satellite - has 'booked' its journey into space on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket. The launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan is ex ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scored a century of launches in 2012 by putting into orbit four satellites, including the heaviest one built by it till date, entered a select group of ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
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NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction
The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacec ... more
TECH SPACE

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting
Russian space agency Roscosmos experts say the destruction of a bearing inside the turbopump of the Briz-M upper stage's engine is the most likely reason for the initial failure of Russia's Yamal-40 ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket
The private US space engineering firm SpaceX released a video over the weekend showing its Grasshopper rocket making a short but important journey that could take space exploration to new heights: r ... more
STATION NEWS

New ISS crew docked at Space Station
The Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian, Canadian and US spacemen successfully docked with the ISS on Friday with Roman Romanenko, Chris Hadfield and Thomas Marshburn safely floating inside ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage
Boeing and NASA on Dec. 20 completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and avionics, validating the design of the rocket that will send humans beyond l ... more
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TECH SPACE

Space Fence program moving forward
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, th ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test
NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight te ... more
STATION NEWS

Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space
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"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040
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