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January 24, 2013
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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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

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers. In a series of experiments, the scientists created spher ... more

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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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


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
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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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System


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

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

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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could 'break' epidemic: UN

World's biggest clone factory raises fears in China

Almost all donated organs unused in China: report

New York forest land may be peaking

When did the Andes mountains form

Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water


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

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

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
USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability

First Global Assessment of Land and Water 'Grabbing'

Cotton could be desert water source

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

China buys Russian bombers

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

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists

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


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

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

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
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Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires


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


China no longer reliant on satellite image imports


Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space


High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab


LEON: the space chip that Europe built


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

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Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5

Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

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PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy

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Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

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Beidou helps put region on the map

China launches rival GPS satellite system

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China launches Beidou as rival to GPS

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Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020

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