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January 29, 2013
ROBO SPACE
Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jan 29, 2013
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pair of diggers and the reliability and strength to work all day, every day for years. Think of it as a blue collar robot. Dubbed RASSOR, for Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot and pronounced "razor," the autonomous machine is far from space-ready, but the earliest design has shown e ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman" on board the International Space Station (ISS), made space history last night by successfully refueling a mock satellite on the exterior of the ... more
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

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, also known as the Space Network, will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites t ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, is reaching for the stars. The Stanford heart surgeon has combined his twin passions - medicine and outer space - in a joint proposal for an experiment on the effects of weightle ... more


EXO WORLDS

The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet
Astronomers have used the Subaru Telescope to show that the HAT-P-7 planetary system, which is about 1040 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, includes at least two giant planets and ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister
Iran on Monday took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

EXO LIFE

Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded. A team of Max Planck researche ... more
IRON AND ICE

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet
A NewSpace start up Deep Space Industries claims it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Ea ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Scientists create tractor beam
Scientists at Scotland's St. Andrews University have invented a miniature working version of a Star Trek-style "tractor beam." ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5
In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more
MARSDAILY

Is there life on Mars?
Scientists believe that a large crater, which has been discovered on Mars, might have been a lake several billion years ago. A space vehicle, which NASA sent to explore Mars, has discovered layers o ... more
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

MARSDAILY

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide. Earth has no naturally fr ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera at Night
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument. Scientists used the ... more
MARSDAILY
Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5

First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading

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MARSDAILY
Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars

Is there life on Mars?


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
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

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing an in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake." O ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits
Iran's Space Agency officials announced that they have launched production of spacesuits along with their attempts to produce spacecrafts. Head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran Mohammad ... more
TECH SPACE

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program
Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix pr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

How to predict the future of technology
The bread and butter of investing for Silicon Valley tech companies is stale. Instead, a new method of predicting the evolution of technology could save tech giants millions in research and developm ... more
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Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

EXO LIFE

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community

MARSDAILY

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

DRAGON SPACE

Reshuffle for Tiangong

MARSDAILY

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

EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System

STATION NEWS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station

MARSDAILY

Reull Vallis: a river ran through it

EXO LIFE

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator

IRON AND ICE

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket

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

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

Glitch has space telescope shut down

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

ISS to get inflatable module

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

An Astronaut's Guide

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

Game on: European student codes reach ISS

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

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