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October 30, 2014
Spotlighting the sun
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 29, 2014
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" sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a similar size that occurred 11 years ago. The sun spots were earlier reported by scientists with the NSF-supported National Solar Observatory. According to astronomers Frank Hill and Kiran Jain, "As of Oct 21, 2014, a very large activ ... read more
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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

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

'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
GPS News from GPS


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


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
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications


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

'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

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


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

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
24/7 News Coverage
New insights into the physics of space weather

Copernicus operations secured until 2021

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket


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

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

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

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

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

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Inquiry reveals design stage shortcoming in Galileo navigation system
European satellite launch company Arianespace on Wednesday said a shortcoming in the design stages was behind an anomaly that occurred during August's Soyuz mission to carry two satellites in the Ga ... more

Russian Phone Operators Could Become GLONASS Shareholders
Russian providers of mobile phone services could become shareholders in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) open joint-stock company, the Russian Kommersant daily reported Wednesday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital


Rocket fuel freeze caused EU satellite mislaunch: probe


NMSU Physical Science Lab tests unmanned aircraft over active mine


New Marine Corps intel contract for Engility


Updated XyDial app offers greater optimization of solar energy


Ultrafast Internet opens up new possibilities: experts


ADS and Exelis To Provide ENVI Users Integrated Access to Imagery


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


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

United Launch Alliance Launches Its 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral

Sam Houston State study examines use of GIS in policing

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