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January 30, 2013
Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
Paris (ESA) Jan 30, 2013
The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas-Sarsat network, which brings help to air and sea vessels in distress. The second pair of Europe's Galileo navigation satellites - launched together on 12 October last year - are the first of the constellation to host SAR search and rescue repeaters. These can pick up UHF signals from emergency beacons aboard ships and aircraft or carried by indiv ... read more
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Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft
Using the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR sensor, Headwall's integration partner Alava Ingenieros (Madrid, Spain) will provide the worldwide scientific community with a completely integrated ... more

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

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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Solar eruption heading toward Earth
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. ... more


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
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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

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
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


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

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
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


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
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

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

NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record

China tests new military transport plane

Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone

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


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

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
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


NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite


Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine


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


China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice


Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project


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

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

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