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January 18, 2013
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Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing
Glastonbury CT (SPX) Jan 18, 2013
TopCoder has announced the Longeron Shadowing Optimization Challenge, a $30,000, open to the public competition, to make the energy-gathering solar arrays of the International Space Station (ISS) more efficient by eliminating the shadows it casts upon itself at different points during orbit. Registration for the three week long competition is now open at http://community.topcoder.com/longcontest/?module=ViewActiveContests with competition ending Tuesday, February 5th at 18:00 GMT. Contestants must ... read more
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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
ROBO SPACE

Game on: European student codes reach ISS
Operating droids in space was no obstacle for a German-Italian alliance to reach the finish line of the Zero Robotics tournament. The European winners commanded mini-robots to dodge virtual dust clo ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign
The HISPASAT Amazonas 3 satellite for Arianespace's first Ariane 5 mission of 2013 has arrived in French Guiana, marking the start of payload preparations for this year-opening dual-passenger flight ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013
Pre-launch checkout is now underway in French Guiana with Azerspace/Africasat-1a, which is one of two satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace's first flight in 2013 with its workhorse heav ... more


EXO LIFE

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok
Russian scientists have obtained first ice samples from Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. The scientists presume that the ice from the lake may have special ph ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars image suggests ancient water flow
A European spacecraft has captured a striking image of a river-like structure on Mars believe formed when running water flowed in the distant martian past. ... more
MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies announced a new partnership Wednesday pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

STATION NEWS

ESA workhorse to power NASA's Orion spacecraft
ESA has agreed with NASA to contribute a driving force to the Orion spacecraft planned for launch in 2017. Ultimately, Orion will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module ... more
MARSDAILY

Choosing the right people to go to Mars
When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. The simulated Mars500 mission showed that every detail must be planned, including diet and sleep. The findings ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013
China plans to launch 20 spacecrafts this year, including the country's third lunar probe Chang'e-3 and manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) annou ... more
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MARSDAILY

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Agency have tracked a trail of minerals that point to the prior presence of water at the Curiosity rover site on Mars. Rese ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015
Russia will launch a robotic lunar station in 2015, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday. Luna-Glob will lift off from the Vostochny space port in Russia's Fa ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair

MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet. If the rock meets rover engineers' approval when Curiosity rolls up ... more
MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies on Wednesday announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars rover readies first rock drilling
The Mars rover Curiosity will soon begin to drill into the Red Planet for the first time, mission officials said Tuesday ahead of the highly anticipated endeavor. ... more
MARSDAILY
Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly


MARSDAILY
Mars rover readies first rock drilling

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area


MARSDAILY
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


MARSDAILY
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Orion Teamwork Pays Off
Using its experienced workforce and state-of-the-art facilities, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is working with private companies to ensure the future of U.S. space exploration stays on cour ... more
TECH SPACE

ECAPS signs contract with Skybox for complete propulsion system
ECAPS has announced its first commercial flight contract in the U.S., with Skybox Imaging (Skybox), an emerging provider of timely imagery services. ECAPS will design and manufacture a complete High ... 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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations

STATION NEWS

Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs

ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space

EXO LIFE

Life possible on extrasolar moons

SPACE TRAVEL

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

SPACE TRAVEL

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business

TIME AND SPACE

A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time

STATION NEWS

NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss ISS Expandable Module

OUTER PLANETS

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

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

AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign

Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London

NASA Researchers Studying Advanced Nuclear Rocket Technologies

Simulated Mars mission reveals body's sodium rhythms

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

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