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October 31, 2014
LAUNCH PAD
FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'
Cape Canaveral AFB FL (SPX) Oct 31, 2014
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29 from Space Launch Complex 41. The 45th Space Wing team of military personnel, government civilians, and contractors provided support to the ULA launch of the Air Force Space Command mission, including weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety, and public affairs. ... read more
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GPS NEWS

A GPS from the chemistry set
Empa scientists teamed up with colleagues from Hungary, Japan and Scotland to develop a chemical "processor" which reliably shows the fastest way through a City maze. As the method is basically fast ... more
GPS NEWS

No Galileo nav-sat launch for December - Arianespace
Space launch operator Arianespace said on Monday that Europe had decided against hoisting two more Galileo geolocation satellites in December following a launch mishap in August. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests
Two Hong Kong expatriates Wednesday ran a 102 kilometre (63 mile) ultramarathon following a course in the shape of a giant umbrella to support pro-democracy protests in the southern Chinese city. ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Spotlighting the sun
Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday's partial solar eclipse, but also of the "monster" ... more


UAV NEWS

'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled in Holland
A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. ... more
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MILTECH

Britain taps Raytheon, Thales for IFF upgrade study
Britain's Ministry of Defense has commissioned a one-year study on upgrading its current Identification Friend-or-Foe systems to the new NATO standard. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites for smart logging
Satcomm birds are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests. Satellites are mapping forests, sending instructions to loggers, monitoring tree-harvesting machinery and coord ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

SPACEWAR

Harris to provide geospatial products intelligence agency
Geospatial data services are to be provided to the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency by the Harris Corporation. ... more
GPS NEWS

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS
The Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is set to offer financial support for domestic companies to develop projects using the GLONASS navigation system in Russia and abroad pending ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Global surge of big earthquakes and implications for Cascadia
The last ten years have been a remarkable time for great earthquakes. Since December 2004 there have been no less than 18 quakes of Mw8.0 or greater - a rate of more than twice that seen from 1900 t ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms
A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation
Global declines in carnivore populations could embolden plant eaters to increasingly dine on succulent vegetation, driving losses in plant and tree biodiversity, according to UBC research published ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

GPS NEWS

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches. On 27-28 September, the two sate ... more
GPS NEWS

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System
India Thursday moved closer towards having its own satellite navigation system as it successfully launched a satellite with its rocket in a copy book style.With the successful launch of third of the ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Tiny "Nanoflares" Might Heat the Sun's Corona
Why is the Sun's million-degree corona, or outermost atmosphere, so much hotter than the Sun's surface? This question has baffled astronomers for decades. Today, a team led by Paola Testa of the Har ... more
TECTONICS

Sections Of San Andreas Fault In San Francisco Area Are Locked Up
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep. Three fault sec ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Nimbus: NASA Remembers First Earth Observations
Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali was world heavyweight champion, Beatlemania arrived in America, gasoline cost around 30 cents a gallon in the United States and NASA launched the first in a series of E ... more

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GPS NEWS

ISRO to Launch India's Third Navigation Satellite on October 16
India's third navigation satellite will be launched October 16 from Sriharikota spaceport in coastal Andhra Pradesh, space agency ISRO announced Thursday. "The 1,425kg navigation satellite (IR ... more
WATER WORLD

Sri Lanka faces EU fish export ban
The European Union moved Tuesday to ban Sri Lanka from selling its seafood to the massive EU market in a bid to stop illegal fishing by the second biggest exporter to the bloc. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

LAUNCH PAD

Inquiry reveals design stage shortcoming in Galileo navigation system

GPS NEWS

Russian Phone Operators Could Become GLONASS Shareholders

ROCKET SCIENCE

Rocket fuel freeze caused EU satellite mislaunch: probe

UAV NEWS

NMSU Physical Science Lab tests unmanned aircraft over active mine

MILTECH

New Marine Corps intel contract for Engility

SOLAR DAILY

Updated XyDial app offers greater optimization of solar energy

INTERNET SPACE

Ultrafast Internet opens up new possibilities: experts

EARTH OBSERVATION

ADS and Exelis To Provide ENVI Users Integrated Access to Imagery

GPS NEWS

London cabbies streets ahead with 'inner GPS': Nobel winner

MARSDAILY

US, India to Collaborate on Earth, Mars Missions

Europe sat-nav launch glitch linked to frozen pipe

Russia to Launch New GLONASS Navigation System Satellite by Year End

India's Tata Power licensed to produce Honeywell navigation system

Beidou sat nav sees increasing civil use

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

Thales US receives contract for FMS deal

Plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses

Russia launches Proton-M rocket after accident

Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation

SSTL demonstrates new ocean winds and waves measuring method

China to improve earth observation service

Seeing Through the Fog (and Dust and Snow) of War

Whistleblower phone app seeks to outsmart corruption

New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

Fury glide bomb dropped from Shadow UAS

CME Week: The Difference Between Flares and CMEs

U.S. Littoral Combat Ship tests Norwegian-made missile

Reducing traffic congestion with wireless system

Russia Unable To Reject Foreign Parts in GLONASS Satellites

Talks Over GLONASS Station Locations in US on Hold

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