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January 23, 2013
DRAGON SPACE
Reshuffle for Tiangong
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
2013 is set to be an important year for China's space program. We expect to see the first landing of a Chinese spacecraft on the Moon, in addition to a sequence of Earth satellite launches. We also expect another crew of Chinese astronauts to fly to Tiangong 1, China's first space laboratory. The launch of the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, which will carry this crew to Tiangong, was originally expected before the end of 2012. Shenzhou 10's launch has gradually slipped over time, and now seems placed at ... read more
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MARSDAILY

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, one of the twin rovers that bounced to airbag-cushioned safe landings on Mars nine years ago this week, is currently examining veined rocks on the rim of a ... more
EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System
University of Leicester planetary scientists have found new evidence suggesting auroras - similar to Earth's Aurora Borealis - occur on bodies outside our solar system. Auroras occur on several pl ... more
STATION NEWS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said it wants to send an inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2015, which could lead to a compl ... more
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MARSDAILY

Reull Vallis: a river ran through it
ESA's Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera last year. Reull Vallis, the river-like structure in these images, is beli ... more


EXO LIFE

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent ... more
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IRON AND ICE

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids
A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 an ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites to connect spacecraft to the ground ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar
The Soyuz launch campaign for Globalstar's final batch of second-generation satellites has entered a new phase at Baikonur Cosmodrome, with the "stack" of six spacecraft now positioned in the facili ... more
MARSDAILY

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars
The subsurface environment on Mars may hold clues to the origin of life, scientists argue in a recently published research article led by Planetary Science Institute's Joseph Michalski. A large frac ... more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, now engaged in in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake," a plac ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket
Aerojet has announced that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test this evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full ... more
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Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

Brain surgery through the cheek

Prehistoric crocodiles' evolution mirrored in living species

Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

EXO WORLDS

Glitch has space telescope shut down
NASA says its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has been shut down to a precautionary "safe mode" due to problems with its orientation mechanism. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
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 ... more
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
OUTER PLANETS
NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013


OUTER PLANETS
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year


OUTER PLANETS
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


OUTER PLANETS
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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

MARSDAILY

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

SPACE TRAVEL

An Astronaut's Guide

LAUNCH PAD

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

LAUNCH PAD

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

ROBO SPACE

Game on: European student codes reach ISS

IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

SPACE TRAVEL

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business

Fusion helped by collision science

ESA workhorse to power NASA's Orion spacecraft

Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

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

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

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

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock

Mars image suggests ancient water flow

NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss ISS Expandable Module

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

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