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December 09, 2012
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USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
Washington DC (AFNS) Dec 10, 2012
Purchasing core elements used to launch 28 rockets into space for National Security Space missions is the focus of negotiations between the Air Force and United Launch Alliance to establish a requirements contract, according to Defense Under Secretary Frank Kendall. The plan is to procure 36 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle cores over a five-year period, beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, according to a memo from Kendall to Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. Kendall is the under secretary ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they ... more
GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
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GPS NEWS

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF
A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
Data from the Raytheon Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than prev ... more
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GPS NEWS

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are i ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
Skybox Imaging (has successfully completed the simulated space environmental test of its first high-resolution imaging microsatellite. During the 16-day test campaign conducted at NASA's Ames Resear ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth's natural resources. Th ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through the Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath the Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU
Researchers from the Carnegie Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, for the first time at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope ... more
GPS NEWS

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude - the first position fix above the GPS constellat ... more
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Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence

Nitrogen fingerprint in biomolecules could be from early sun

New mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice

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Genetic Operating System Facilitated Evolution of Bilateral Animals

600-year-old canoe helps explain migration from East Polynesia to New Zealand

UN urges peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

UAV NEWS

Iran claims US drone captured
Iran said on Tuesday it captured a small US drone that penetrated its airspace over Gulf waters, but the White House and the US Navy in the region denied the report. ... more
MILTECH

Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems
Raytheon UK has been awarded a significant contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for delivery of a new GPS Anti-Jam Antenna System. The contract is for an undisclosed number of advanced syste ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Tracking Pollution from Outer Space
The thickest layers of global smog - caused by traffic, industry, and natural minerals, among other factors - are found over the world's megacities. But getting an accurate measurement of pollution ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Invasive grass fuels increased fire activity in the West

Prioritizing rather than canvassing entire plant genome may lead to improved crops

Discovery of 100 million-year-old regions of DNA shows short cut to crop science advances


EARTH OBSERVATION
New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers

Ames Laboratory scientists develop indium-free organic light-emitting diodes

Research discovery could revolutionise semiconductor manufacture


EARTH OBSERVATION
US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban

Australia retires H-variant C-130 Hercules

F-35 Lightning II Program Surpasses 5,000 Flight Hours


EARTH OBSERVATION
GM says China car sales on track for record 2012

Work on automatic control of driverless vehicles through intersections receives recognition

Volvo eyes 'no-death' goal in its new cars by 2020

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15
When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched on Nov. 27, 1997, and ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms. ... more
GPS NEWS

GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes
GTX Corp has announced the approval of a custom designed GPS tracking device for use on AirNet and Cargolux. The custom configured device will be made available as an add-on service exclusively to c ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

GOES-R Satellite Program Undergoes Successful Review
The GOES-R Series Program, which is leading the effort to replace and upgrade NOAA's existing fleet of geostationary satellites that track severe weather across the United States, received a favorab ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's TRMM Satellite Confirms 2010 Landslides

MILTECH

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands

FLOATING STEEL

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Indian Coast Guard Vessels

EARTH OBSERVATION

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites used to track global smog level

EARTH OBSERVATION

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco: report

GPS NEWS

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

EARTH OBSERVATION

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

TECH SPACE

Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone

Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program

What lies beneath? New survey technique offers detailed picture of our changing landscape

Spatial Energy Becomes First Astrium Services OilGas Global Reseller

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Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder

China launches third environment monitoring satellite

Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal

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New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones

GOCE's second mission improving gravity map

Satrec Initiative Announces Agreement with Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Europe juggles ambitions, constraints in talks on space

Astrium's GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF

Navy Oceanographers Delve Deeper in Wave Data to Improve Forecasts

Brazil airline opts for Rockwell Collins

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