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February 04, 2013
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Zenit Engine Worked Normally
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Feb 04, 2013
The first stage engine of the Zenit-2S rocket that failed shortly after Friday's launch operated in the normal regime during and after the liftoff, the press service of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. "An express analysis of the telemetry data has led to a preliminary conclusion that the first stage engine and the flight control system operated in the normal regime," Roscosmos said in a statement. The Russian space agency also said that documents provided by Energomash, the company ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight
In April 1961, a man watched the musical comedy film "Be careful, Grandma!" (by Nadezhda Kosheverova, with Faina Ranevskaya, Ariadna Markeliya and Lyudmila Shengelaya; Lenfilm, 1960), played chess a ... more
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Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure
The Odissei floating platform remains operational after the failed rocket carrier launch, Russia's space industry chief Vitaly Lopota has told reporters. On Friday, the Zenit-3SL rocket carryi ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced Friday that at 1:57 a.m. EST, the launch of the Intelsat 27 satellite failed approximately 40 seconds after liftoff. ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets
A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough t ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, euro 108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and Ar ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star
Researchers searching the galaxy for planets that could pass the litmus test of sustaining water-based life must find whether those planets fall in a habitable zone, where they could be capable of h ... more
EXO WORLDS

Stars can be late parents
Using the unique capabilities of ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have accurately 'weighed' a star's disc, finding it still has enough mass to spawn 50 Jupiter-sized planets, several mi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

SPACE TRAVEL

Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space
Iran's announcement that it had successfully sent a monkey into space stirred questions on the Internet on Saturday, with people pointing to differences between official images of the primate before takeoff and after landing. ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite
The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "TDR ... more
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South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground
After a successful Wednesday launch, South Korea's scientific satellite made its first contact with a ground station on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency said. The country's Satellite Technolog ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
NASA successfully launched a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket at 5:50 p.m. EST this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the flight, two red-colored lithium vap ... more
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EXO WORLDS

TW Hydrae: There's more to astronomers' favorite planetary nursery than previously thought
Using ESA's Herschel Space Telescope, astronomers including Thomas Henning from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg have used a new method to determine the mass of the planetary nur ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail
Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-light ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner On Dream Chaser Programs
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Littleton, Colo., is joining the SNC Dream Chaser team. Lockheed Martin will be ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
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Zenit Engine Worked Normally

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SPACE TRAVEL
AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water


SPACE TRAVEL
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


SPACE TRAVEL
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

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MARSDAILY

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program
The following statement from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences was prepared in collaboration with the Planetary Society, the American Geophysical Union's Planetary ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on
NASA on Friday will commemorate the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts a decade ago, a landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space
Iran announced on Monday that it has sent a monkey into the space on the back of Pishgam (Pioneer) explorer rocket and that it has brought back and recovered the living cargo. Iranian Defense ... more
IRON AND ICE

Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
Talk about a close shave. On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. There's no danger of a collision, but the ... more
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New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

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Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules

Chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom established

UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

LAUNCH PAD

Site of space rocket launch to become home of S. Korea's space program

LAUNCH PAD

NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects

LAUNCH PAD

Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Takes Strides Forward to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

LAUNCH PAD

Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch

MARSDAILY

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

SPACE TRAVEL

Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space

ENERGY TECH

Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

MERCURY RISING

Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt

LAUNCH PAD

S. Korea joins global space club with satellite launch

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch

NASA to recycle parts for science work

Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft

Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life

Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot

Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics

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

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study

Exploring the Seafloors of Earth and Europa in search of exo lifeforms

The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet

NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants

Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5

Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet

Scientists create tractor beam

Is there life on Mars?

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