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January 22, 2013
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AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
Englewood, CO (SPX) Jan 22, 2013
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the application of the small satellite approach. AFRL has contracted SST-US to identify and analyze how small satellites can improve aspects of GPS system performance such as accuracy, coverage, and robustness at costs far below those of past procurements. SST-US will examine how constellations of smaller sat ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span
RapidEye has announced a positive update on the health and lifespan of its satellites. In addition, Michael Oxfort has been appointed to lead the development of the company's data continuity strateg ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed
The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) - NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission - has been completed, and final testing is underway ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest
A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that ... more
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GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System
Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellat ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

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
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SOLAR SCIENCE

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
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 partic ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

EARTH OBSERVATION

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
AEROSPACE

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
GPS NEWS

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
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MISSILE NEWS

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
MILTECH

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
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

EARTH OBSERVATION

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
FARM NEWS

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
FARM NEWS
Amino Acid Studies May Aid Battle Against Citrus Greening Disease

Dietary shifts driving up phosphorus use

Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to abundance


FARM NEWS
UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

Intel profits slide, outlook weak as woes continue


FARM NEWS
Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Brazil signs deal to manufacture 'copters

Sound may protect airliners from birds


FARM NEWS
European collaboration to prepare European electricity networks for influx of electric vehicles

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

SOLAR DAILY

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
SPACEWAR

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
FIRE STORM

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island

EARTH OBSERVATION

China no longer reliant on satellite image imports

TIME AND SPACE

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space

SPACE TRAVEL

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

TECH SPACE

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

EARTH OBSERVATION

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

EARTH OBSERVATION

Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

WHALES AHOY

Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales

EARTH OBSERVATION

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

TECH SPACE

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

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