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January 21, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 21, 2013
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but it's unclear which will be successful. The work on hypersonic vehicles conducted by the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Cold War was suspended after it was ended. But it has restarted now. Both countries are aimed at creating guided means of destruction which should be an alternative to interconti ... read more
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OUTER PLANETS

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch
It's been seven years since New Horizons' launch on Jan. 19, 2006, and our spacecraft remains healthy and on course. We're more than halfway between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. In fact, we're ... more
MARSDAILY

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution. The new information comes from ... more
SATURN DAILY

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more
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STATION NEWS

ISS to get inflatable module
The International Space Station's American segment will receive an inflatable module in 2015. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity ... more


LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds
Arianespace's Payload preparations for Arianespace's year-opening Ariane 5 mission are in full swing, with this upcoming flight's two telecommunications relay platforms - Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Af ... more
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MARSDAILY

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake
A US spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, NASA said Sunday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

An Astronaut's Guide
Humans make rather poor beasts of burden. Fortunately, nowadays heavy loads are pretty much relegated to machines, saving our spines for recreational activities like donning backpacks and heading in ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

LAUNCH PAD

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013
Since its debut in 2010, the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference has rapidly become the largest gathering of suborbital researchers and educators in the world, providing an invaluable ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease
A high-tech robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University has a new look. A new skill. And a new name. MSU scientists have made a number of improvements on the fish, including the ability to gli ... 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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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
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Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

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Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

STATION NEWS

Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing
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) mo ... more
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
EXO LIFE
Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds


EXO LIFE
Choosing the right people to go to Mars

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake


EXO LIFE
Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


EXO LIFE
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

MARSDAILY

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

MOON DAILY

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock

SPACE TRAVEL

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business

IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

TIME AND SPACE

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

STATION NEWS

NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss ISS Expandable Module

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs

Mars rover readies first rock drilling

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

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

Life possible on extrasolar moons

Orion Teamwork Pays Off

ECAPS signs contract with Skybox for complete propulsion system

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

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

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