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May 28, 2015
SpaceX cleared for US military launches
Washington (AFP) May 27, 2015
Billionaire Elon Musk's firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the US Air Force to launch military satellites, opening the way to a lucrative market that has been a virtual monopoly for a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture. Certification for the California-based SpaceX follows months of wrangling and a lawsuit filed by the company against the air force, which was eventually settled. Now SpaceX can compete against the United Launch Alliance - the giant Boeing-Lockheed combination - ... read more
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SpaceX cleared for US military launches
The US Air Force has certified private company SpaceX to launch military satellites, opening the doors to a lucrative market previously held solely by a Lockheed and Boeing joint venture. ... more

SWEEPER demonstrates wide-angle optical phased array technology
Many essential military capabilities-including autonomous navigation, chemical-biological sensing, precision targeting and communications-increasingly rely upon laser-scanning technologies such as L ... more

New Solar Market Databases Identify High Value ZIP Codes Across the US
Jackson Associates (JA) has announced the first ZIP-area solar market databases designed to assist solar equipment providers in evaluating and identifying promising ZIP-area market opportunities acr ... more
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Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor sea ... more


Ceres Bright Spots Seen Closer Than Ever
NASA's Dawn mission captured a sequence of images, taken for navigation purposes, of dwarf planet Ceres on May 16, 2015. The image showcases the group of the brightest spots on Ceres, which continue ... more
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Quantum physics on tap
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that ... more

Using a sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO
Watching the sun is dangerous work for a telescope. Solar instruments in space naturally degrade over time, bombarded by a constant stream of solar particles that can cause a film of material to adh ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF verifies reliability of Minuteman ICBM system

US Defense Department to deploy radar in alaska to protect Pacific coast

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker

Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

China promises not to join nuclear arms race

US B-52 bombers over Sweden to send Moscow a 'security political signal'

Re-establishing the Anglo-American special relationship


Cheap radio frequency antenna printed with graphene ink
Scientists have moved graphene - the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon - a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material for ... more

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping
Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next lev ... more

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals
U.S. Foreign Military Sales program deals are in the works to provide multi-mission helicopters to Saudi Arabia and upgrades to Turkey's Phalanx weapon systems. ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety
When extreme weather comes our way, realtime information from space can help us to decide if closing a bridge is the right thing to do. ESA is working with the UK's University of Nottingham to monit ... more

Israel buying $1.9 billion in smart bomb kits
More than 14,000 kits that convert freefall bombs into precision-guided weapons are to be sold to Israel under a proposed Foreign Military Sales contract. ... more
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Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after 'undesirable' law

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

Drought-hit Californians paint their lawns green

Less active North Atlantic hurricane season forecast: US

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Ethiopia's ruling party wins election landslide


Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms
Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food. ... more

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones
US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings. ... more

Telescope-Laser Cannons to Clean Up Dangerous Space Junk
The low Earth orbit is filled with what amounts to an outer space junk yard, left behind by decades of discarded satellites, collisions, and debris. And now Operation Orbital Clean House is aiming t ... more

Raytheon delivers hardware for next-gen USAF GPS system
The first operational hardware for the U.S. Air Force's GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System has been delivered by Raytheon. ... more

Advanced Navigation Releases Interface and Logging Unit
Advanced Navigation has announced the release of their interface and logging unit. The interface and logging unit (ILU) is a device server that interfaces to any of Advanced Navigation's systems and ... more
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Potentially Revolutionary Mission Heading for 2016 Launch
A NASA mission that embodies the virtues of faster, less expensive access to space has sailed past all major development milestones and is scheduled to be delivered to Cape Canaveral on time for its ... more

Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices
Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene. An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Crac ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Local consortium to build 92MW solar power station in Kagoshima

TEPCO close to completing radioactive water cleanup at Fukushima NPP

Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots

One step closer to a single-molecule device

Robotic bird takes flight from back of robot roach

Rising worker activism in 'world's workshop' challenges China


Russia, China Agree on Joint Exploitation of Glonass Navigation Systems


New program to acquire geospatial applications


New GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices


Most Advanced GPS Satellite Comes Together


India's endangered lion numbers increase


Snow and avalanche research: Remote assessment of avalanche risk


Precision guidance kit for artillery shells tests positive


Singapore requests upgrade of its F-16s


India to launch 6 more satellites in 2015-16


Study: Blue whales can't avoid barges, ocean liners

Russia Set to Deploy Tactical Drones in the Arctic

Next Generation GPS System Faces Delays, Cost Overruns

Technologies enable ambitious MMS mission

India holds census of endangered asiatic lions

Engineering a better future for the Mississippi Delta

NASA Balloon Reaches Australia After Nearly One Month of Flight

DigitalGlobe offers high resolution satellite map of Aafrica

Neuronal positioning system: A GPS to navigate the brain

The 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake - felt from space

Deep Space Atomic Clock On Time For 2016 Mission

NASA Goddard Team Sets High Flying Record with Use of GPS

Northrop Grumman making gyrocompass systems

New work for CACI in helping combat IEDs

China's satellite navigation system to expand coverage globally by 2020

17th Beidou navigation satellite functions in orbit

Jason-3 Will Add to Record of the Sea's Rise and Fall

JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records

Space law is no longer beyond this world

Telit GNSS module enables high-performance position reporting

China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market

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