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January 29, 2013
SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar eruption heading toward Earth
Greenbelt, Md. (UPI) Jan 24, 2013
A coronal mass ejection from the sun is headed toward the Earth after erupting Wednesday morning and should arrive here in one to three days, NASA reported. Observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and ESA/NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, operated by NASA and the European Space Agency, show the CME left the sun at speeds of around 375 miles per second, a fairly typical speed for such ejections, the space agency said Thursday. Coronal mass ejections aimed a ... read more
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SPACEMART

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday. ... more
MILTECH

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1
The U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's integrated test phase prove the weapon can ... more
ENERGY TECH

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
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GPS NEWS

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
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 applicat ... more


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
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Arrests in large-scale Australian counter-terror raids

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

RR Engine for Korean Navy passes acceptance tests

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

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

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
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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year'

Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs

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
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
MISSILE NEWS
Dutch court to rule in Nigerian farmers' case against Shell

Hong Kong: home of world's cheapest Michelin restaurants

Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products


MISSILE NEWS
NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements

Quantum Communication: Each Photon Counts

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors


MISSILE NEWS
NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record

China tests new military transport plane

Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone


MISSILE NEWS
Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales

Volvo set to be world leader in heavy trucks after China merger

Toyota, Nissan announce record sales for 2012

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in Colorado and New Mexico

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Assessing the environmental costs and benefits of fracking

SOLAR DAILY

Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative

SPACEWAR

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice

EARTH OBSERVATION

Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project

FIRE STORM

Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires

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

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

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