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January 16, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
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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SPACE TRAVEL

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
IRON AND ICE

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
STATION NEWS

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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EXO LIFE

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


OUTER PLANETS

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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TIME AND SPACE

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
SPACE TRAVEL

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
Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability

R-7 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Delivery by drone

Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

GenDyn providing support services for Littoral Combat Ships

British police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'

LAUNCH PAD

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
ROBO SPACE

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
MARSDAILY

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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MARSDAILY

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
MARSDAILY

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
24/7 News Coverage
Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

LAUNCH PAD

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
ENERGY TECH

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
LAUNCH PAD

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
LAUNCH PAD
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


LAUNCH PAD
Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars


LAUNCH PAD
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


LAUNCH PAD
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

SPACE TRAVEL

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
LAUNCH PAD

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
ROCKET SCIENCE

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
SPACE MEDICINE

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

Removing the outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry

New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs

EXO WORLDS

Earth-size planets common in galaxy

MARSDAILY

Mars500 project - salt balance of the Mars 'astronauts'

LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS

LAUNCH PAD

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

SPACE TRAVEL

Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES

TIME AND SPACE

Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Suggests Icing On A Lake

SPACE TRAVEL

IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents

SPACE TRAVEL

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

EXO WORLDS

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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