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February 08, 2013
LAUNCH PAD
Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Feb 08, 2013
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azerspace/Africasat-1a for the Azerbaijani operator Azercosmos 0JSC and the Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies. First Ariane 5 launch of 2013 and a new record Today's successful mission, the 54th in a row for the European launcher, once again proves the reliability and a ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard
Every year, sensors designed to detect nuclear explosions see harmless bursts in Earth's upper atmosphere from the breakup of an asteroid a few yards across. Tiny asteroids are much more numerous th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that six percent of red dwarf stars in the galaxy have Earth ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz
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 ... more


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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

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
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
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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
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
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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
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
MERCURY RISING
Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft


MERCURY RISING
Mapping Mars

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock


MERCURY RISING
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


MERCURY RISING
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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

ROCKET SCIENCE

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK

IRON AND ICE

Dawn Look Backs

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

LAUNCH PAD

Zenit Engine Worked Normally

SPACE TRAVEL

A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight

SPACE TRAVEL

Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space

Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure

Intelsat 27 Launch Unsuccessful

Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets

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

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

Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on

Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster

Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space

Record Setting Asteroid Flyby

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite

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