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February 21, 2017
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GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command



New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
In the event of an all-out war with Pakistan or China, signals from GLONASS and NAVIC will undoubtedly have multiplier impact and help India to target its whole suite of missiles on its rivals. Amid buzzword of 'Cold Doctrine' and delay in obtaining dedicated frequency band for military satellite, India has stepped up effort to provide sufficient number of satellites to Indian military with the help of Russia. Indian scientists have expressed satisfaction over progress in recent agreement signed b ... read more

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Australia and Lockheed field 2nd-Gen sat-based augmentation system
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are critical tools for industries requiring exact precision and high confidence. Now, Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Austral ... more
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UK may lose access to EU Galileo GPS system after Brexit
The United Kingdom may be cut off the new EU global positioning system (GPS) Galileo, which has been developed with active participation of British companies, and will have to hold separate negotiat ... more
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Falsifying Galileo satellite signals will become more difficult
The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS - the US counterpart ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
SpaceKnow raises $4 Million in Series A funding
SpaceKnow has announced the company has raised $4 million in Series A financing led by BlueYard Capital and previously existing investor Reflex Capital. This investment brings the company's total fu ... more
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Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty
An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty. The ... more
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U.S. Air Force, Boeing extend GPS sustainment pact
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force signed off on extending their partnership for sustaining the navigation capabilities of Global Positioning System satellites. ... more
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India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched as a more accurate navigation system compared to the US' GPS system. However, some as yet unexplained technical failures have put the ... more
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ISRO to Launch Standby Navigation Satellite to Replace IRNSS-1A
India will launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed, an official of the Indian space agency said on Mon ... more
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NASA space radio could change how flights are tracked worldwide
Under a new space-based tracking system, no plane would ever have to be off the grid, thanks in part to a reconfigurable radio developed for NASA. NASA's powerful radio communications network ... more
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IAI debuts GPS anti-jamming system
Israel Aerospace Industries has revealed its new ADA anti-jamming system, a product developed for use on multiple military platforms. ... more


First-ever GPS data release to boost space-weather science

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Beleaguered bees hit by 'deformed wing virus'
A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world
The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries like aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drill ... more
GPS NEWS
Russia to Construct Glonass Satellite Navigation Station in Nicaragua
Experts from the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) will construct a ground Glonass satellite navigation tracking station in Nicaragua, the TsNIIMash's press service ... more
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Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System
Raytheon has reached another milestone in developing the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qua ... more

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Stanford scientists measure African crop yields from space
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new method for accurately measuring crop yields using satellite images. Scientists hope their new strategy will help researchers track agricultural productivity in developing countries where farming data is limited. "Improving agricultural productivity is going to be one of the main ways to reduce hunger and improve livelihoods in poor ... more
Maize study finds genes that help crops adapt to change

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Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most likely you blame the manufacturer: Microsoft or A ... more
Mail armor inspires physicists

Photons on demand make enables photonic like integrated circuit

UNIST engineers oxide semiconductor just single atom thick

Russian Helicopters in talks with India for 200 aircraft
Russian Helicopters is in talks with the government of India for the potential sale of 200 helicopters to support various security roles. Representatives for the state-owned defense enterprise say both parties are finalizing the terms of the contract. Under the current draft, 140 of the rotorcraft will be built in India. The remaining 60 will be supplied by the company's existing facili ... more
NATO countries to join multinational aerial tanker initiative

India, Russia close in on chopper deal: report

Czech Republic, Switzerland eye A400M lease from Germany

Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2
When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there's a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers have demonstrated ... more
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NTU Singapore invents ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

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China's huge debt poses big headache for central bank
Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. But the free-for-all has had unintended consequences, creating a tottering tower of unsustainable debt, with Beijing now trying to tighten monetary policy and reduce access to credit without bringi ... more
Trump trade strategy 'doomed to failure:' US trade expert

China outbound investment plunges under new curbs

EU Parliament backs landmark Canada trade deal

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation
In order to restore tropical rainforests, it is not enough to simply set up protected areas and leave them to their own devices. In particular, tree species with large fruit and seeds distributed by birds will have to be actively planted. This is one of the conclusions of a large-scale study by scientists from ETH Zurich in the Western Ghats, the mountain range running along the western co ... more
How much biomass grows in the savannah

Why nature restoration takes time

Wetlands play vital role in carbon storage, study finds

NASA to launch sequel to successful Lightning Study Mission
A hit Hollywood film often leads to a sequel. Sometimes those movies do well, but rarely will they eclipse the original. Undaunted by those odds, NASA is set to reboot a successful study of Earth's lightning from space - this time from the unique vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS). A team of Earth scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, ... more
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

Earth Science on the Space Station continues to grow

Ancient Judea jars reveal earth's magnetic field is fluctuating, not diminishing

Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication
Daniel Packwood, Junior Associate Professor at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), is improving methods for constructing tiny "nanomaterials" using a "bottom-up" approach called "molecular self-assembly". Using this method, molecules are chosen according to their ability to spontaneously interact and combine to form shapes with specific functions. In the f ... more
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics

Turning up the heat for perfect nano diamonds

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U.S. Marines test 'Instant Eye' mini drone
Marines in Camp Lejune, N.C., recently completed training using the Instant Eye, a new hand-held unmanned aircraft designed to support reconnaissance missions. The Instant Eye is made by PSI Tactical, and is capable of taking off and landing at 90-degree angles. Many other unmanned aerial vehicles require either a runway or throwing for launch. According to the U.S. Marine Corps, the de ... more
Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

Indonesia first to purchase Skeldar V-200 drone

Monitoring birds by drone

EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted draft reforms of Europe's carbon market after 2021, a key step in reaching the bloc's climate change goals. The European Commission published its reform plans in July 2015 for the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world's largest. Ivo Belet, climate spokesman for the centre-right European People's party, said the "balanced" reforms woul ... more
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax

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Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics
Wearable electronics are here - the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in part with an unexpected ingredient: green tea. Researchers report in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry C a new flexible and compact rechargeable energy storage device for wearable electronics ... more
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Brazil to retire its only aircraft carrier, Sao Paulo
Brazil's navy will decommission its sole aircraft carrier, Sao Paulo, after concluding the vessel's maintenance costs are too high. Navy officials made the decision to retire the aircraft carrier after studies revealed it would take 10 years to upgrade the ship. IHS Janes reports the country will make procuring a replacement the service's third-highest priority after its submarine and T ... more
Lockheed Martin to perform full-rate eCASS production for U.S. Navy

Not-so-rosy future for Rolls-Royce marine division

BAE to modernize guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg

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UAE orders battle management system from Harris
The United Arab Emirates has given the Harris Corporation a two-year contract to provide its military with an integrated battle management system. The contract, issued under the UAE's Emirates Command & Control System Land Tactical System program, is worth $189 million. "This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management an ... more
Russia ready to export new T-90 tank variant

U.S. Navy to buy 40 MRAP MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles

Qioptiq wins $102 million targeting equipment order

NASA to launch sequel to successful Lightning Study Mission
A hit Hollywood film often leads to a sequel. Sometimes those movies do well, but rarely will they eclipse the original. Undaunted by those odds, NASA is set to reboot a successful study of Earth's lightning from space - this time from the unique vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS). A team of Earth scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, ... more
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

Earth Science on the Space Station continues to grow

Ancient Judea jars reveal earth's magnetic field is fluctuating, not diminishing

Record-breaking material that contracts when heated
Machines and devices used in modern industry are required to withstand harsh conditions. When the environmental temperature changes, the volume of the materials used to make these devices usually changes slightly, typically by less than 0.01%. Although this may seem like a trivial change, over time this thermal expansion can seriously degrade the performance of industrial systems and equipment. ... more
ESA's six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon

Sky and Space signs agreement with US Department of Defence

Curtiss-Wright offers COTS Module for measuring microgravity acceleration

Raytheon developing new tool for war game assessment
Raytheon is developing an automated assessment system for judging the effectiveness of 21st century weapons in war game scenarios. The first-of-its-kind tool, commissioned by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will automatically teach war game participants which weapons to use in every possible scenario, including missiles, kinetic interceptors, cyber and electronic warfare weapons. ... more
U.S. Army awards $3 billion in missile defense contracts

New US Missile Hits Target in Space

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