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March 05, 2015
CU students probe magnetic reconnection with MMS tools
Boulder CO (SPX) Mar 05, 2015
The University of Colorado Boulder will serve as the Science Operations Center for a NASA mission launching this month to better understand the physical processes of geomagnetic storms, solar flares and other energetic phenomena throughout the universe. The $1.1 billion Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will be comprised of four identical, octagonal spacecraft flying in a pyramid formation, each carrying 25 instruments. The goal is to study in detail magnetic reconnection, the primary proces ... read more
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Satcom datalink service enables Future Air Navigation System testing
Satcom Direct offers aircraft operators and manufacturers access to its FANS testing facility from anywhere in the world, anytime, at no additional cost. Satcom Direct's FlightDeck Freedom dat ... more

NASA uses CubeSat bus to to test re-enter drag device
NASA mission controllers confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station at 5:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 3, has successfully entered its orbit, setting the stage to ... more

Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday. ... more
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India to Launch Fourth Navigation Satellite for Communications Security
India will launch the fourth of seven satellites in its navigation system in a move to join the ranks of space-faring nations, a senior official in the Indian Space Agency said on Monday. The ... more


India to launch fourth navigation satellite March 9
India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday. ... more
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Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications
When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especi ... more

MMS ready for launch to study Earth's magnetic environment
Final preparations are underway for the launch of NASA's quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, which constitute the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnecti ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Thousands' of Russian troops in east Ukraine: US envoy

US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

Iranian president says Israel 'greatest danger'

US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

Iran will not abandon regional aims for nuclear deal: analysts

From AK47s to drones, Afghans 'war rugs' reflect bloody decades


Indian company to produce Sagem navigational system
Hindustan Aeronautics is to manufacture and maintain high-performance navigation systems in India under a technology transfer agreement with Sagem of France. ... more

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues
Emergency services rescued 1780 people in the Austrian Alps last year. They can now count on satellites to access maps, send messages, give warnings and stay in contact. TeleConsult Austria, with th ... more

Tehran keeps tighter leash on strays with GPS collars
Some dogs wandering the streets of Iran's capital may be strays but authorities plan to ensure they are never truly lost by fitting them out with GPS, media reported Friday. ... more
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DSCOVR: Mission Success for Moog Engines Over a Decade Later
Moog Space and Defense Group supported NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite that launched today from Cape Canaveral, F.L., atop a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. DSCOVR is a partn ... more

Why Did Russian Cosmonauts Carry Shotguns and Machetes in Space?
The popular myth about Russian spacemen traveling to space geared with weapons is actually true and the question why they did that is finally revealed. Russian cosmonauts carried a convertible shotg ... more
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Where you live could mean 'greener' alternatives do more harm than good

Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal

Menopausal whales are influential and informative leaders

Direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests 'inhale less carbon'

Animal functional diversity started out poor, became richer over time

How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?

Evidence indicates Yucatan Peninsula hit by tsunami 1,500 years ago


China, Russia strengthen satellite navigation cooperation
China and Russia strengthened cooperation in satellite navigation by holding the first meeting of the China-Russia Cooperation Program Committee on Satellite Navigation on Tuesday. The meeting ... more

Russia, China Discuss Technological Compatibility of Satellite Systems
Russia and China are discussing the compatibility of their satellite navigation systems, Glonass and BeiDou, Glonass' Vice-President of Strategic Development Evgeniy Belyanko told Sputnik China on W ... more

Reality is distorted in brain's maps
The brain's GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. But we now know how this is done. The way that the brain's internal ... more

Parenting tech keeps tabs on children
American parents may not have the resources of the National Security Agency, but it's not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted kids. ... more

World thunderstorm 'map' key to assessing climate change
The Doomsday Clock, which measures the likelihood of global catastrophe, last week ticked a minute closer to "midnight"--- the apocalypse. The symbolic clock was set to 11:57 by a board of atomic sc ... more

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LRASM Prototype is Three-for-Three on Successful Flight Tests
Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in ... more

Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad
Warfighters in aircraft, on ships and in ground vehicles have benefited tremendously from technological advances in recent decades, with advanced capabilities ranging from real-time situational awar ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New research could lead to more energy storage

Fukushima Nuclear Exiles in No Hurry to Return Home

Kids and robots learn to write together

Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead

New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces

Solar cells get growth boost

Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires


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


DARPA eyes technologies for dismounted soldiers


Latest Galileo satellites reach launch site


PLA drill applies China's own GPS


Iran launches fourth satellite into orbit


Q&A on NOAA's DSCOVR Mission


Fajr satellite serves no military purpose

Spire unveils nanosatellite to make weather predictable to navigate

Russian Satellites Prohibited for Emergency 911 Calls in US

BAE Systems tapped to train intel agency analysts

US Senator says GPS often fails to track emergency calls

Chinese company limits US drone use after White House crash

NASA Engineer Advances New Daytime Star Tracker

Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change

Europe to resume satnav launches in March: Arianespace

911 Assc says lobbyist behind tactics to derail GLONASS

Congressman claims relying on GLONASS jeopardizes US lives

Prototype weapons launcher fitted onto B-52 bomber

These jellyfish aren't just drifters

US Emergency Services to Depend On Russian Satellites?

Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly

USAF orders addditional Boeing rescue radios

European Space Agency to Launch Six Navigation Satellites in 2015

Ricoh intros super day/night digital binocular

Turtles use unique magnetic compass to find birth beach

Meltwater on Greenland's ice sheet contributes to rising sea levels

Company offers aerial imagery services to solar operators

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