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February 14, 2013
LAUNCH PAD
Another Sea Launch Failure
Bethesda MD (SPX) Feb 14, 2013
Sea Launch is currently a Russian spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile seagoing platform for direct equatorial launches of commercial payloads on Zenit 3SL rockets. Since its inception there have been 31 launches, including three failures and one partial failure. The sea-based system operates out of Long Beach, California, but its launches take place from an equatorial spot in the Pacific Ocean. This location allows a minimal energy ascent-to-orbit for geostationary-bound satellites. ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation
The International Launch Servies (ILS) Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) concluded its review on February 7, concurring on the most probable root cause and the associated corrective action plan ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center
NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System ... more
MARSDAILY

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form
On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Some casual obs ... more
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MARSDAILY

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York
Opportunity is conducting the post-walkabout in-situ (contact) science campaign on the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3208 (Jan. 31, 2013), the rover collecte ... more


LAUNCH PAD

Rocketdyne Powers Atlas 5 Upper Stage, Placing New Landsat In Orbit
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the most advanced Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft into orbit Monday for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. ... more
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STATION NEWS

Progress docks with ISS
Russian cargo ship "Progress M-18M" has successfully docked with the ISS. The docking took place at 00:40 Moscow time. This is already the third successful shortened, 6-hour docking in the his ... more
IRON AND ICE

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid
The record-setting close approach of an asteroid on Feb. 15 is an exciting opportunity for scientists, and a research team will use National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and NASA telescopes to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

IRON AND ICE

No asteroid risk in foreseeable future
Despite the approach of an asteroid set to make a close flyby of Earth this week, an actual impact is unlikely for the foreseeable future, astronomers say. ... more
OUTER PLANETS

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons
The U.S.-led team that discovered two new moons of the dwarf planet Pluto says they're asking the public to vote on potential names for the distant worlds. ... more
EXO LIFE

Planet color may suggest alien life
The light signatures of lichens and algae reflected in a distant planet's distinctive coloring could be evidence of alien life, German researchers say. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Insect drives robot to track down smells
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate. The robot has been used to characterise the silkmoth's tracking beha ... more
ROBO SPACE

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training
Spending a day in someone else's shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to w ... more
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Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

ROBO SPACE

Foundation Helps Promote New Robotics Teams Worldwide
The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced a partnership to establish 200 new VEX Robotics Competition teams in locations worldwide and ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets are right next door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, ... more
TECH SPACE

Satellite undergoes extreme testing
Europe's largest telecom satellite has successfully faced a test recreating conditions it will deal with when it is launched this summer, scientists say. ... more
TECH SPACE
Another Sea Launch Failure

Rocketdyne Powers Atlas 5 Upper Stage, Placing New Landsat In Orbit

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation


TECH SPACE
Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample


TECH SPACE
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


TECH SPACE
Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

MARSDAILY

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample
In a first, the Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
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 Azers ... more
EXO LIFE

Can we live farther away from the Sun
Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University (USA) have proposed new borders of the habitable zone for earth-type planets. Using as a basis the corrected absorption coefficients of molecules o ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement
Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have announced the signature of a long-term multiple launch services agreement which guarantees launch capacity and flexibility to Eutelsat for its industry-l ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

TECH SPACE

Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth

MARSDAILY

How The World's Saltiest Pond Gets Its Salt; Implications For Water On Mars

LAUNCH PAD

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

MARSDAILY

NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample

EXO WORLDS

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation

MARSDAILY

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft

IRON AND ICE

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard

IRON AND ICE

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

EXO WORLDS

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door

LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft

Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely

Mapping Mars

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes?

Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog

BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK

Dawn Look Backs

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star

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