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March 27, 2015
United Launch Alliance Launches Second Mission in Less than Two Weeks
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 27, 2015
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 2:36 pm Thursday from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's fourth launch in 2015 and the 95th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "Congratulations to the Air Force and all of our mission partners on today's successful launch of GPS IIF-9! The ULA team is privileged to work with this world-class U.S. government and cont ... read more
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Countdown Begins for ISRO's Navigation Satellite Launch
The countdown for the lift of an Indian rocket with the country's fourth navigation satellite as the sole passenger began at 5.49 am Thursday, the ISRO said. According to Indian Space Research ... more

Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday's launch
Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe's Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were gl ... more

Europe poised to launch more navigation satellites
Europe is all set to launch the seventh and eighth satellites for its navigation constellation that will ultimately consist of 30 orbiters, operators said on Wednesday. ... more
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Raytheon, Poland's MESKO increasing collaboration
Raytheon's Missile Systems business is expanding its cooperation with Polish missile and ammunition manufacturer MESKO with the signing of a Letter of Intent. ... more


USMC orders targeting system from Elbit Systems America
The U.S. Marines are to receive a new lightweight all-weather targeting capability from Elbit Systems America LLC through a new IDIQ contract. ... more
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Uber ramps up safety efforts after criticism
Uber said Wednesday it was ramping up safety in response to rape allegations against a driver in India and growing concerns about background checks for operators of the popular ride-sharing service. ... more

3-D satellite, GPS earthquake maps isolate impacts in real time
When an earthquake hits, the faster first responders can get to an impacted area, the more likely infrastructure--and lives--can be saved. New research from the University of Iowa, along with the Un ... more
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China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

Army tests missile launch demonstrator

Japan launches replacement spy satellite

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route

UK data hub will maximize benefits of Europe's EO program

N. Korea says US missile system seeks to contain China, Russia


Rockwell Collins providing secure GPS receivers for Harris tactical radios
Secure, jam-resistant GPS receivers for tactical radios are being provided to Harris Corporation by Rockkwell Collins. ... more

Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near
The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days' time, have been fitted together onto the dispenser that will carry them during their flight to orbit. The fuell ... more

Payload integration is underway for Soyuz' Galileo passengers
The two Galileo navigation satellites for Arianespace's upcoming medium-lift flight have "joined up" with their payload dispenser system - a key step in the preparations for this March 27 mission. ... more
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Solar plane lands in Myanmar on epic round-the-world journey
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Myanmar's second largest city Mandalay Thursday after completing the fourth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun - and was met by an elephant. ... more

Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit
The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe's navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload. Lau ... more
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Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars
Scientists of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory have taken to kites that they fly above lava flows blanketing the Hawaiian landscape to unravel the past mysteries that shape ... more

NASA spacecraft in Earth's orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection
Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA's four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth's orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the stu ... more

NASA launches satellites to track 'magnetosphere'
Four identical satellites which will study the interactions between solar winds and the Earth's magnetic fields blasted off into Space on Thursday and settled into orbit begin a two-year study, NASA said. ... more

Satnav orbiter nudged into better spot: ESA
The second of two navigation satellites sent astray by a rocket mislaunch last year has been nudged into a better, potentially useful orbit, the European Space Agency said Friday. ... more

Tracking sea turtles across hundreds of miles of open ocean
Scientists have long known that leatherback sea turtles travel thousands of miles each year through open ocean to get from foraging habitats to nesting beaches and tropical wintering grounds, but ho ... more

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ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite by March-end
The Indian space agency plans to launch its fourth regional navigation satellite by March-end after replacing a faulty transmitter, a senior official said on Tuesday. "We are planning to launc ... more

Intergalactic GPS Will Guide You through the Stars
Lost in the Universe? Need some precise navigation through the bulk of stars in the night sky? Don't worry, there will be an instrument for that - the Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrog ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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New kind of 'tandem' solar cell developed

Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

Japan's NRA confirms fault line under nuclear reactor on west coast active


Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape


Bangladesh uses SERVIR for flood warning system


UNH Instruments to Lift Off on NASA Four-Satellite Mission March 12


ISRO races to fix glitch in navigational satellite so that it can be launched in time


GPS gaffe surprises Belgian bus tourists


CU students probe magnetic reconnection with MMS tools


Arianespace's Soyuz ready for next dual-satellite Galileo launch


Satcom datalink service enables Future Air Navigation System testing


NASA uses CubeSat bus to to test re-enter drag device


India to Launch Fourth Navigation Satellite for Communications Security

Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study

India to launch fourth navigation satellite March 9

Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications

MMS ready for launch to study Earth's magnetic environment

Indian company to produce Sagem navigational system

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

Tehran keeps tighter leash on strays with GPS collars

DSCOVR: Mission Success for Moog Engines Over a Decade Later

Why Did Russian Cosmonauts Carry Shotguns and Machetes in Space?

China, Russia strengthen satellite navigation cooperation

Russia, China Discuss Technological Compatibility of Satellite Systems

Reality is distorted in brain's maps

Parenting tech keeps tabs on children

World thunderstorm 'map' key to assessing climate change

LRASM Prototype is Three-for-Three on Successful Flight Tests

Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad

Engility to support development of automated aerial refueling technologies

New navigation, optronics for French carrier

India Interested in Russia's Glonass Satellite Navigation System

DigitalGlobe's Geospatial Big Data Platform Enabling New Commercial Solutions

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