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August 29, 2014
Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 29, 2014
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 reported Thursday. "The nonstandard operation of the integrated management system was likely caused by an error in the embedded software. "As a result, the upper stage received an incorrect flight assignment, and, operating in full accordance with the embedded software, it has delivered the units ... read more
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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

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

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
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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


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
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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

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
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Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system


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

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
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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
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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

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use
Self-deploying radar antennas from Astro Aerospace are to be used on Canada's Earth observation satellites that monitor maritime activity. ... more

First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch
"Doresa" and "Milena" have met for the first time, paving the way for their upcoming role in advancing the European Galileo space-based navigation system. The join-up of Doresa and Milena - Europe's ... more


ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program
Airbus Airbus Defence and Space has been contracted to provide a sophisticated mapping and monitoring service for the UK Ministry of Justice's (MOJ) new Electronic Monitoring programme, supporting t ... more

Payload Integration Begins For Next Arianespace Soyuz Galileo Launch
The first of two Galileo navigation satellites to be orbited on Arianespace's August 21 Soyuz flight has been integrated on its payload dispenser system, marking a key step as preparations advance f ... more
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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

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Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

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