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February 19, 2013
Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 19, 2013
A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-state telescope. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, the Compact Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope (CREPT) will "augment the science of a major flagship mission" and demonstrate the effectiveness of two new technologies that make the instrument four times faster than its 30-pound sibling at gathering and pr ... read more
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Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the company's first combination 2G-cellular, multi-constellation satellite positioning receiver module, the GE910-GNSS. The product w ... more

U.N. committee to discuss space weather
The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space say it is adding a new agenda item for discussions this year: space weather and its impact on Earth. ... more

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation net ... more
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Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape
Marsh plants, far from being passive wallflowers, are "secret gardeners" that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival, says a team of scientists from Duke Unive ... more


Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Launched
Orbital Sciences reports that the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite was successfully launched into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Orbital designe ... more
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USGS Ready To Start Landsat 8 Science Program
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Direc ... more

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devic ... 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


LDCM 'Doing Great' in Orbit
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft is safely in orbit and sending telemetry back to Earth after a 1:02 p.m. EST liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. The on-time li ... more

Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse
Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow aro ... more

System improves GPS in city locations
Spanish researchers say a new sensor system can improve the ability of GPS to determine a vehicle's position by up to 90 percent. ... more
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US launches Earth observation satellite
The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said. ... more

Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net
Boeing will modernize the U.S. Air Force GPS network, including software and systems affecting its constellation of satellites amid increasing competition in space and concerns over global security. ... more
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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


The Sun Produces Two CMEs
In the evening of Feb. 5, 2013, the sun erupted with two coronal mass ejections or CMEs that may glance near-Earth space. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terr ... more

Smart satnav drives around the blue highway blues
Endlessly frustrated by congested roads, computer scientists at California State University, in Fullerton have developed a satellite navigation system, GeoTNavi, which hooks into historical traffic ... more

Ball Supplies Advanced Imaging Instrument For Landsat 8
The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Operational Land Imager (OLI) successfully launched aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:02 a.m. PST, on ... more
Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Advance promises to expand biological control of crop pests

Mexico to slaughter a half million chickens over bird flu

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

Cell circuits remember their history

New materials may be computer breakthrough

NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag

France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE

Next Phase of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems Starts

Virtual vehicle vibrations

Bridgestone reports soaring annual profit

NYC looks at electric vehicle charging


NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station
There is a reason the phrase "shooting in the dark" refers to things that are difficult to do - and night photography is no exception. To account for low-light image scenarios, a photographer needs ... more

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff
When the newest Landsat spacecraft trains its state-of-the-art sensors on Earth's surface, it will provide images of our ever-changing planet in unparalleled clarity. Launched by NASA in partn ... more

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to prov ... more

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit
Clyde-built nanosatellite set for Russian take-off as company reveals plan for US base Alex Salmond took a close-up view of Scotland's first satellite as the Glasgow-based team behind the miss ... more
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Minnesota cancels moose season


Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service For Agriculture


MediaTek Announces World's First 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver


NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS


US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat


Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek

Fleet Managers Able to Track Drivers' Hours with Vehicle Tracking Systems

Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft

African vultures at risk from poisoning

New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test

Internet age navigation drives economies: studies

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

Solar eruption heading toward Earth

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span

Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

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

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