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September 01, 2014
Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Sep 01, 2014
The landing of Russia's Foton-M biosatellite with geckos, fruit flies, silkworm eggs, mushrooms and seeds of higher plants on board is appointed for the Knowledge Day, September 1, in the Orenburg region, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti. "The program of scientific experiments has been completed. The State Commission decided to land Foton-M at 13.18 (9:18 GMT) on September 1 in the Orenburg region," according to the statement. The biological mission of the Foton ... read more
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Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident
Rushing to conclusions on the possible causes of the Galileo satellites incident before the end of the EU-Russian investigation is both too early and inappropriate, a Russian Rocket and Space Corpor ... more

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary
NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun's influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a th ... more

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way
"Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas. ... more
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Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors
The failure of the European Union's Galileo satellites to reach their intended orbital position was likely caused by software errors in the Fregat-MT rocket's upper-stage, Russian newspaper Izvestia ... more


Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly
Work at ESA's ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites. Despite the non-nominal orbit, the satellites are safely under control after they were released from the ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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NASA Captures Images of a Late Summer Flare
On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. ... more

Galileo navigation satellites lose their way in space
Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Experts probe launch failure for EU's satnav project
Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satnav programme sent into the wrong orbit. ... more

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Scientists at Scripps Institut ... more

Arianespace serves the Galileo constellation
Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract for three launch services with Ariane 5 ES in order to step up the deployment of the European navigation system Galileo, the Eu ... more
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ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo's first orbits
Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, ... more

Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration
Let's say it straight. Mars is, without any doubt our next step in space exploration, sparking our imagination for many years in spaceflight history. After sending tons of scientific rovers, it's ab ... more
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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


New delay for launch of Europe navigation satellites
Bad weather delayed the liftoff Thursday of a rocket with two new satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, launch firm Arianespace said as it announced 12 orbiters will join the constellation from next year. ... more

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going
In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their ... more

Arianespace Soyuz ready to launch European GPS satellites
"Doresa" and "Milena" - the first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites - are ready for their ride to orbit this week, as preparations for Arianespace's Soyuz Flight VS09 move int ... more

Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch
Final functional testing of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday. The fuelling of the two satellit ... more

Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network
Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth-orbiting constellation to six and bringing the network a step closer to becoming operational after a long delay. ... more


The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satell ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks
Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more
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Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway


Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use


First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch


ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program


Payload Integration Begins For Next Arianespace Soyuz Galileo Launch


Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture


NASA's Space Station Fix-It Demo for Satellites Gets Hardware for 2.0 Update


Monitoring Solar Activity with SDO


ATV completes final automated docking


Navy orders laser weapon for USMC testing


Galileo's initial two Full Operational Capability satellites are fueled for launch

ESA's cargo vessel ready for space delivery

United Launch Alliance Launches Two Rockets in Just Four Days

ALMA telescope sizes up Pluto's orbit

First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opened For California's PCH

Lockheed touts performance of its enhanced bomb guidance kit

Boeing GPS IIF satellite launched by Air Force

Targeting device that helps reduce collateral damage tested by the Army

GPS-guided shell in full-rate production

United Launch Alliance Marks 85th Successful Launch

Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

China releases geoinformation industry plan

Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch

Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful

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