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January 03, 2013
Three key ISRO centres get new chiefs
Bangalore, India (IANS) Jan 04, 2013
The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed three new directors for its various operational centres at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu and spaceport Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. In a statement late Tuesday, the space agency said noted scientist S. Ramakrishnan took over as director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram from P.S. Veeraraghavan, who retired Monday. Senior scientist M. Chandradathan replaced Ramakrishna ... read more
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Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space
Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish - temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard t ... more

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres
Dawn concludes 2012 almost 13,000 times farther from Vesta than it began the year. At that time, it was in its lowest orbit, circling the alien world at an average altitude of only 210 kilometers (1 ... more

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of a Government Risk-Sharing Regime Extension for the Space Launch Industry
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has thanked Members of Congress for the extension of government risk-sharing for commercial launch companies. A bill to extend the current framework for o ... more
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COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates
COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to work on a project to deliver Ku-band and Ka-band multiplexers, switch ... more


ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously
Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow ... more
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'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
U.S. researches say autonomous rovers exploring moons and asteroids could be a significant step toward a human mission to Mars. ... more

Rokot Launch Set for January 15
The launch of a Rokot carrier rocket, postponed indefinitely in early December over technical issues, is scheduled for January 15, Russian Space Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Satur ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

S. Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Erdogan says officials to meet to 'finalise' Russia defence deal


Houston, we have another problem
As if space travel was not already filled with enough dangers, now a new in the journal PLOS ONE shows that cosmic radiation could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease. "Galactic cosmic radia ... more

China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions. ... more

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across ... more
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ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop
The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) organized a planetary science workshop on Dec 27 and 28, here. Astro-biologist, cosmologi ... more

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft
ARCA and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a 1,1 mil. $ contract for the ExoMars, High Altitude Drop Test - Balloon Flight Services Program (HADT-BFS). During the contract, ARCA will contribute ... more
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New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon

Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Nuclear technology helps scientists study Australia's prehistoric ecosystems

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

Shining a light on plant growth and development


The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!
An animal that can live without water, resist extreme temperatures and strong radiation, and has survived the vacuum of space; that is a basic description of a Tardigrade. More commonly called the ' ... more

A stray planet
Some time ago, scientists discovered that there are planets that do not rotate around any star, like the Earth rotates around the Sun, but "travel" in the universe all alone. Till now, scientists ha ... more

NASA's Destination Station Exhibit Opens In Mesa, Arizona
Arizonans can get a sense of what spaceflight is like at NASA's Destination Station exhibit at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. The interactive exhibit reveals the inside of America's ... more
Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of a Government Risk-Sharing Regime Extension for the Space Launch Industry

Rokot Launch Set for January 15

'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon

ARCA will test the parachutes for the ExoMars spacecraft

Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's: US study
Long journeys into deep space, including a mission to Mars, could expose astronauts to levels of cosmic radiation harmful to the brain and accelerate Alzheimer's disease, said US research Monday. ... more

Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year
The new Expedition 34 trio of Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn wrapped up its first full week aboard the International Space Station on Friday. They along with Comm ... more

Explore Your Curiosity with New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help you unlock your scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform ... more

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new high-tech tool

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Volkswagen boss urges end to diesel tax breaks

OPEC in June to consider way out of production deal

Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions

Guanidinium stabilizes perovskite solar cells at 19 percent efficiency

Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device


Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars


LS3 Four-Legged Robot Plays Follow the Leader


Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China


NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction


Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013


Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions


Russia Designs New Spaceship


China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant


Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft


Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris

Working Through the Holidays

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting

SSL And Sea Launch Announce Successful Completion Of Investigation

New ISS crew docked at Space Station

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

Space Fence program moving forward

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test

Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space

Closest sun-like star may have planets

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040

Origin of life emerged from cell membrane bioenergetics

Swansong Biospheres: The last refuges for life on the far-future Earth

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