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January 18, 2013
New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 18, 2013
On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar particles into space and reach Earth one to three days later. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the ESA/NASA mission the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, show that the CME left the sun at speeds of 275 miles per second. ... read more
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Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors
Pleiades 1B, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Earth observation satellite, has captured its first images using e2v high performance imaging sensors. Two types of e2v sensors (for ... more

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles
Major transportation vehicles in parts of China are now required to use homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the country's transport authorities Monday. All tour co ... more

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $12.3 million contract to begin full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section Modification (HCSM) upgrade units. Raytheon ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to supply Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTDs). The HHPTD is an advanced targeting system weighing less than 5.5 pounds and providi ... more


MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide i ... more
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Testing time for Proba-V, ESA's global vegetation tracker
ESA's Proba-V microsatellite is now assembled and midway through testing to ensure it is fully spaceworthy. The miniature Earth-observer, designed to chart global vegetation every two days, will be ... more

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data
Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite was the focus of a high-profile panel discussion at this week's annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The consensus among the pan ... more

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying
Migrating birds fly as long as it takes to get to their destination, no matter what obstacles are in their way. When that obstacle is an aircraft, the results can be deadly. According to the US Fede ... more

Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine
An Earth-friendly future for French wine could include disease-resistant grapes, solar-powered robots, and lighter packaging, as vintners innovate to slash their environmental footprint. ... more
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Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative
Ford Motor Company has announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home ... more

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice
Despite counting itself among China's "partners," the United States has failed to follow through on its promises. Last week, the U.S. decided to maintain its controls on satellite exports to China, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), has launched the next and final stage of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation project. ... more

Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires
As dozens of unpredictable bushfires break out in Australia's extreme heat, military-style operations are in full swing at a "nerve centre" that harnesses state-of-the-art technology allied to the power of social media. ... more

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island
Captain William Mynors was not particularly creative as he sailed past a remote island in the Indian Ocean on the 'Royal Mary', a ship belonging to the British East India Company, on 25 December 164 ... more
Amino Acid Studies May Aid Battle Against Citrus Greening Disease

EU hints at insecticide ban over threat to bees

Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to abundance

Intel profits slide, outlook weak as woes continue

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

Power spintronics: Producing AC voltages by manipulating magnetic fields

Rudra attack version for Aero India 2013

Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

Airlines stand by Dreamliner after Japan groundings

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC


China no longer reliant on satellite image imports
China's first high-resolution, stereo mapping satellite Ziyuan III meets international standards, ridding the country of its reliance on imports of satellite images. It was announced at a semi ... more

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space
UA physicist Andrei Lebed has stirred the physics community with an intriguing idea yet to be tested experimentally: The world's most iconic equation, Albert Einstein's E=mc2, may be correct or not ... more

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab
The folks who brought you laptop trackpads, voice-activated smartphones and touch-screen tablets are dreaming up new ways for users to interact with technology through wearable, fashionable gadgets. ... more

LEON: the space chip that Europe built
Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today's space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA's coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V micro ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission


Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite


Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales


Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission


LEON: the space chip that Europe built


Study Will Explore How Solar Storms Affect Earth's Atmosphere


Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations


New location system could compete with GPS


Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5


Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

Hyundai, Kia to go with Google Maps

PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy

Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

Beidou helps put region on the map

China launches rival GPS satellite system

General Dynamics Delivers Digital Video Exploitation System to Australian Army for Operations in Afghanistan

Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone

China launches Beidou as rival to GPS

Russian Rocket will launch Scotland's First Satellite

Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

China opens its version of GPS to public

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups

China's Beidou system starts service in Asian-Pacific

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting

Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones

Satellites eye Great Lakes invasive plant

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