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February 04, 2013
NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 01, 2013
In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence Earth's climate. "The ability for NASA to quickly reuse this hardware and launch it to the space ... read more
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US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced that they have been funded by the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to design and deliver a Kestrel Eye Block 2 Earth imaging spacecraft as part of the ... more

Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek
Google Maps opened a virtual path to the wonders of the Grand Canyon on Thursday by adding panoramic images gathered by hikers with Android-powered camera systems strapped to their backs. ... more

Fleet Managers Able to Track Drivers' Hours with Vehicle Tracking Systems
Businesses in the United States are increasingly becoming more and more bonded by the the responsibility of having to keep records and reporting requirements, especially with regard to the number of ... 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


African vultures at risk from poisoning
African vultures fly long distances and prefer to feed outside of national parks, putting themselves at risk of poisoning from carrion in agricultural areas, a new study has found. ... more
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New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access
A paper published in the February issue of Computers and Geosciences, describes a case study in which an earth-observing satellite tool, the Tool for High-Resolution Observation Review (THOR), using ... more

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
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 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Internet age navigation drives economies: studies
Fresh from unveiling detailed online maps of North Korea, Google on Wednesday touted studies showing that Internet Age navigation tools boost the economic engines of nations. ... 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
24/7 News Coverage
Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


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

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
Hong Kong to crack down on baby formula trade

Hong Kongers turn to Obama over milk shortage fears

Global research team decodes genome sequence of 90 chickpea lines

Rutgers Physics Professors Find New Order in Quantum Electronic Material

3D microchip created

A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics

India gives Seychelles Dornier aircraft

100th F-35 On Lockheed Martin's Production Line

The humble 'virtual chimney' fences that could reduce the impact of airport pollution

Daimler puts foot on accelerator in China

China's Geely says buys maker of London taxis

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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

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
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Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites


Testing time for Proba-V, ESA's global vegetation tracker


FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying


China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles


Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade


Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army


Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data


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

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