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January 16, 2013
NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. During five days of operations, controllers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will use the space station's remotely operated Spec ... read more
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Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports
Iran will try again to send a live monkey into space after a previous attempt failed in 2011, media reports said Tuesday quoting the space chief, who gave a launch date of before mid-February. ... more

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis
ESA's Herschel space observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this weekend. The data shows the asteroid to be bigger than first estimated, and less reflective. Ca ... more

Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs
In a multi-session conference on January 9, Francois Delattre, the Ambassador of France to the United States, hosted "French Space Policy: Providing Insights on European Space Challenges and Opportu ... more
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Life possible on extrasolar moons
In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the solar system. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that e ... more


New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernat ... more
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A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time
Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany, Holger Muller has been asking himself a fundamental question: What is time? That question has now led Muller, an associate professor of physics at the ... more

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign
Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! United Kingdom-based Unilever Group, and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase o ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Joint Strike Fighter an instrument of Power Projection, not just another fighter

Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says

NATO defence commitment 'unconditional': Stoltenberg

Philippines' Duterte visits Japan after China tilt

Antares Rides Again

Non-state actor likely behind US cyber attack: Clapper

NATO flies first AWACS surveillance mission backing anti-IS coalition


Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket
Russia's struggling space agency has unveiled a new multi-billion-dollar plan that will see the development of a replacement for the ageing Soyuz rocket by 2020. ... more

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action
A squadron of mini satellites on the International Space Station will wake up this Friday to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Watch a live broadcast from space as teams make the dro ... more

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars
Researchers at the have identified microorganisms that live inside salt deposits in the acidic and ferrous environment of the Tinto River in Huelva, Spain. The extreme conditions of these micronich ... more
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Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater at the local region called "Matijevic Hill." The rover completed the in-situ (contact) analysis at the location ... more

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists
Mars One, a Netherlands-based non-profit company that hopes to deliver the first humans to the Red Planet by 2023, has issued a list of basic requirements for those willing to become Mars colony pio ... more
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Deep down fracking wells, microbial communities thrive

UM researchers study vast carbon residue of ocean life

The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?

Understanding bacteria's slimy fortresses

Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security

Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath it

Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria


Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly
Roscosmos management has reviewed and approved the report provided by the Russian working group investigating the Proton launch anomaly during the Yamal 402 mission and have provided the report to K ... more

Fusion helped by collision science
An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule ... more

Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013
Applying the full benefits of its launcher family, Arianespace is targeting a total of 12 missions with Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega in 2013 - maintaining its launch services leadership and building on ... more
Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere


AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign
AXE is going where only few have gone before by giving guys the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space. To recruit guys for this once-in-a-lifetime epic journey, AXE is creating the ... more

Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London
Speaking in the ongoing lecture series organized by The Insurance Institute of London, Arianespace reaffirmed its partnership with today's leading space insurance firms. The Insurance Institut ... more

NASA Researchers Studying Advanced Nuclear Rocket Technologies
Advanced propulsion researchers at NASA are a step closer to solving the challenge of safely sending human explorers to Mars and other solar system destinations. By using an innovative test facility ... more

Simulated Mars mission reveals body's sodium rhythms
Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., knew he had a one-of-a-kind scientific opportunity: the Russians were going to simulate a flight to Mars, and he was invited to study the participating cosm ... more
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Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Development of a new thermoelectric material for a sustainable society

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches

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Earth-size planets common in galaxy


Mars500 project - salt balance of the Mars 'astronauts'


SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS


Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5


Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES


Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew


Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake


IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents


High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab


Kepler Gets a Little Help From Its Friends

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts

Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical

NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

Rogue asteroid a fifth bigger than thought: space agency

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega

NASA's Hubble Reveals Rogue Planetary Orbit For Fomalhaut B

Curiosity Rover Explores Yellowknife Bay

Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta

Within 'Habitable Zone,' More Planets than We Knew

15 New Planets Hint At "Traffic Jam" Of Moons In Habitable Zone

Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion

At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?

Arianespace says 2012 sales leapt by 30%

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study

India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars

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