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February 07, 2013
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Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (SPX) Feb 07, 2013
Wednesday's successful orbiting of six spacecraft on a Starsem Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome marks the wrap-up of launch services currently contracted with Arianespace by Globalstar for the deployment of its second-generation constellation. This was the fourth and final such Soyuz launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome performed on behalf of Arianespace by its Starsem affiliate, following similar missions in October 2010, July 2011 and December 2011 to fulfill Globalstar's plan of orbiting 24 se ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster
NASA and ATK (ATK) completed the second in a series of development tests for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) booster program on January 30 at ATK's Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key a ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming flight with an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft has arrived in French Guiana, maintaining the mission pace for this industry-leading launc ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study
Scientists looking for habitable planets may not have to stray far from our galactic neighborhood, said a new study Wednesday, which calculated an Earth-size planet could be orbiting a red dwarf as near as 13 light years away. ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check
Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA's Nea ... more


MARSDAILY

Sampling Several Rock Targets
Opportunity is moving around the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing in-situ (contact) science investigations. On Sol 3200 (Jan. 23, 2013), the rover complet ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mapping Mars
Nearly 90% of Mars' surface has been mapped by the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express, which celebrates ten years since launch this June. The mosaic comprises 2702 individual ... more
MARSDAILY

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock
The bit of the rock-sampling drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left its mark on a Martian rock this weekend during brief testing of the tool's percussive action. The successful activity, ca ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

SPACE TRAVEL

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought
Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who jumped from the edge of space in October, fell at 1.25 times the speed of sound, even faster than thought, organisers said Wednesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes?
In the last two decades astronomers have found hundreds of planets in orbit around other stars. One type of these so-called 'exoplanets' is the super-Earths that are thought to have a high proportio ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog
A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon Tita ... more
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MERCURY RISING

BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out
The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Mechanical and Propulsion Bus Proto-Flight Model (the structure with integrated heat pipes and chemical propulsion subsystem) has been baked out in the Phen ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft
The Soyuz launcher with six Globalstar spacecraft is poised for liftoff from Baikonur Cosmodrome on the final mission currently contracted with Arianespace for this mobile satellite voice and data s ... more
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Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks

IRON AND ICE

Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely
The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA's ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready "to be the first man in space" under Iran's ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020. ... more
MOON DAILY

Building a lunar base with 3D printing
Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to ... more
MOON DAILY
Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission

Zenit Engine Worked Normally

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful


MOON DAILY
Mapping Mars

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock


MOON DAILY
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


MOON DAILY
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

ROCKET SCIENCE

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK
An ATK technician performs one last check on the avionics test article for solid rocket boosters in preparation for the second Flight Control Test of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) at the ATK faci ... more
IRON AND ICE

Dawn Look Backs
Its long and daring interplanetary journey continuing smoothly, Dawn is making good progress in gradually reshaping its orbit around the sun. Its uniquely efficient ion propulsion system is gently b ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Zenit Engine Worked Normally
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 Rosc ... more
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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Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

LAUNCH PAD

Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure

LAUNCH PAD

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful

EXO WORLDS

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets

ROCKET SCIENCE

Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME

TECH SPACE

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

SPACE TRAVEL

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space

LAUNCH PAD

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

EXO WORLDS

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star

EXO WORLDS

Stars can be late parents

SPACE TRAVEL

Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space

Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt

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

NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects

Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013

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

TW Hydrae: There's more to astronomers' favorite planetary nursery than previously thought

NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner On Dream Chaser Programs

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program

Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch

Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster

Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space

Record Setting Asteroid Flyby

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite

Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

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

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