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September 27, 2017
MOON DAILY
Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project



Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Russia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system. The project envisages building a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a "gateway to deep space and the lunar surface," NASA has said. ... read more

OUTER PLANETS
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's New Horizons mission revolutionized our knowledge of Pluto when it flew past that distant world in July 2015. Among its many discoveries were images of strange formations resembling giant kni ... more
MARSDAILY
The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCam
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
As the NASA Curiosity rover roams the surface of Mars, its ChemCam captures the chemical makeup of its surroundings with a specially designed laser system. It is the most powerful laser to operate o ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually sur ... more
ROBO SPACE
From self-folding robots to computer vision
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and wor ... more
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MARSDAILY
3-D Analysis Offers New Info on Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Three-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 ... more
MOON DAILY
'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Observations of the Moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 ... more
MARSDAILY
Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Riga Latvia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Swirling columns of sand and dust, known as dust devils, are a feature of desert areas on Mars and on Earth. Now, a study of terrestrial dust devils has shown that around two thirds of the fine part ... more
IRON AND ICE
Nanosat Fleet Proposed for Voyage to 300 Asteroids
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
A fleet of tiny spacecraft could visit over 300 asteroids in just over three years, according to a mission study led by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The Asteroid Touring Nanosat Fleet ... more
MARSDAILY
HIAD heat shield material feels the burn during arc jet testing
Hampton VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing's Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Missouri. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars an ... more


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DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is we ... more
MARSDAILY
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will pr ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that it will present its Pluto lander concept at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Denver, CO. Under a grant from NASA ... more
IRON AND ICE
First space mining transaction in 10 years
Sydney, Australia (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
The first transaction in space mining could only be 10 years away, the director of the Australian Center for Space Engineering Research, Andrew Dempster, told Xinhua on Wednesday, at the third Off E ... more



HIAD heat shield material feels the burn during arc jet testing
Hampton VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing's Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Missouri. The inflatable aeroshell, using high temperature advanced flexible material systems, will enable atmospheric entry to planetary bodies and the landing of heavy payloads. The Hypersonic Inflatabl ... more
Riga Latvia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
3-D Analysis Offers New Info on Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps
Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape
Riga (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports. To those who mock such talk as science fiction, experts such as Bernard Foing, ambassador of the European Space Agency-driven "Moon Village" scheme, reply the goal is not only reasonable but feasible too. At ... more
Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that it will present its Pluto lander concept at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Denver, CO. Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, GAC is developing an integrated "entrycraft" architecture that can decelerate and gently land on the surface of Pluto from a speed of over 30,000 mph using only drag from Pluto's ultr ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Laurel MD (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Kuiper Belt Cruise
Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation
Hong Kong (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories. A team of scientists from NASA, Hampton University and the University of Hong Kong propose a new way of understanding the cooling and transfer of heat from terrestrial planetary interiors and how tha ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
The return of the comet-like exoplanet
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
New prediction of a detection wavelength for searching phototrophs on exoplanets
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Hubble observes pitch black planet
What looks good on paper may look good in space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 24, 2017
An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired a number of unique spacecraft designs here. It's little wonder that it fascinates NASA engineers: origami can seem deceptively simple, hiding complex math within its creases. Besides aesthetic beauty, it addresses a per ... more
Las Cruces NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests
New Delhi (IANS) Sep 21, 2017
ISRO to resume satellite launches by December
Bethesda MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Mechanisms are Critical to Space Vehicle Flight Success
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Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
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Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to co ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. The resear ... more
Sydney, Australia (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
First space mining transaction in 10 years
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
NASA'S OSIRIS-REx executes slingshot around Earth
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Nanosat Fleet Proposed for Voyage to 300 Asteroids
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted with the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) system brought down five 10.8' wingspan Outlaw un ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
DOD to invest $17M on laser weapons research in New Mexico
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target on Saturday in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher. As part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at the Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the test demonstrated the expanded defended footprint available by depl ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin to replace USS Fitzgerald's SPY-1D AEGIS radar
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Orbital ATK launches Patriot system target vehicle
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NASA's $3.9 bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn
Tampa FL (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made its final death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about life elsewhere in the solar system. Cassini, an international project that cost $3.9 billion and included scientists from 27 nations, disintegrat ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Cassini Spacecraft Demise Is Bittersweet for PSI's Hansen
Sacramento CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion guides Cassini to its Grand Finale at Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
CU Boulder Scientists Ready for Cassini Mission to Saturn Grand Finale
Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
A research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved vulnerability of a two-dimensional semiconductor gallium selenide in air. This discovery will allow manufacturing superconducting nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never been previously achieved by any research team in the world. The study was published in Semiconduc ... more
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Gravity waves influence weather and climate
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into c ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
Granting weightless wishes
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Quantum mechanics, as a pillar of modern civilization, has benefited human society for a century, in which wavefunctions played a crucial role. In the past 100 years, what most people did was 'Shut up and calculate', and wavefunctions always gave us a correct probability list of measurement outcomes. However, the debate on the following deeper philosophical issue behind it still persists: ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Two Stars, Three Dimensions, and Oodles of Energy
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realized
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
Physicists discover super stable tri-anion particle
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Sorting molecules with DNA robots
Pasadena CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, Caltech scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks - at the nanoscale. This "robot," made of a single strand of DNA, can autonomously "wal ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots to computer vision
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Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Quantum machine learning
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India this week. Mattis is scheduled to arrive late Monday and is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new defence minister, in the first visit by a top US official since Donald Trump became president in January. "The United S ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
General Atomics wins $27 million contract for Grey Eagle drone support
Dubai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in Dubai


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