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February 08, 2017
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India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break



New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched as a more accurate navigation system compared to the US' GPS system. However, some as yet unexplained technical failures have put the accuracy of the system into question. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has downplayed the failure of three atomic clocks onboard one of the satellites of the India's home grown ambitious Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). IRNSS is India's rival to the US' globally used GPS ... read more

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ISRO to Launch Standby Navigation Satellite to Replace IRNSS-1A
India will launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed, an official of the Indian space agency said on Mon ... more
GPS NEWS
NASA space radio could change how flights are tracked worldwide
Under a new space-based tracking system, no plane would ever have to be off the grid, thanks in part to a reconfigurable radio developed for NASA. NASA's powerful radio communications network ... more
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IAI debuts GPS anti-jamming system
Israel Aerospace Industries has revealed its new ADA anti-jamming system, a product developed for use on multiple military platforms. ... more
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First-ever GPS data release to boost space-weather science
Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather sensors developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory on board th ... more
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Beleaguered bees hit by 'deformed wing virus'
A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world
The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries like aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drill ... more
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Russia to Construct Glonass Satellite Navigation Station in Nicaragua
Experts from the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) will construct a ground Glonass satellite navigation tracking station in Nicaragua, the TsNIIMash's press service ... more
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Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System
Raytheon has reached another milestone in developing the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qua ... more
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Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA
Europe's beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. ... more
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Russia, China Work on Joint High-Precision Satellite Navigation System
Russia and China are in the process of setting up a joint Differential Corrections and Monitoring (SDCM) high-precision satellite navigation system, China National Space Administration (CNSA) chief ... more


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China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020
China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. The cou ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China Plans to Launch 1st Mars Probe by 2020 - State Council Information Office
China is planning to conduct the first orbiting and roving exploration of Mars by 2020, the country's State Council Information Office (SCIO) said Tuesday in a report. "China intends to execut ... more
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Austrian cows swap bells from 'hell' for GPS
A farmer's cows in western Austria will swap their traditional bells for GPS trackers after the owner of a holiday home complained that the noise was irritating his guests. ... more
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Russia, China Making Progress in Synchronization of GLONASS, BeiDou Systems
Russia and China have achieved a significant progress in the synchronization of GLONASS and BeiDou navigation systems, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Monday. "We have achieved a considerable ... more

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Spain's Balearic Islands hit by deadly olive tree bacteria

Italy's military 'narcos' cook up cannabis cures

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Quantum RAM: Modelling the big questions with the very small
Griffith's Professor Geoff Pryde, who led the project, says that such processes could be simulated using a "quantum hard drive", much smaller than the memory required for conventional simulations. "Stephen Hawking once stated that the 21st century is the 'century of complexity', as many of today's most pressing problems, such as understanding climate change or designing transportation syst ... more
First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction

Towards new IT devices with stable and transformable solitons

Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever
Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on Friday said the next batch of F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive planes in history, will be produced at a reduced cost. They announced $728 million in savings after President Donald Trump publically upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs, although most of the savings were already planned ahead of his involvement, during a months-long contrac ... more
Canada negotiating F/A-18 Super Hornet buy

Russia to acquire new MiG-35 light fighters

UK's BAE Systems in deal with Turkey to develop new Turkish fighter jets

Pedal power revival as bike-share apps race for glory
Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly coloured two wheelers. The bike-share concept has attracted huge venture capital as fledgling firms wrestle for market share. Such has been the success ... more
Luxembourg prosecutes unknown person in VW scandal

Chinese, Mexican automakers team up to make SUVs

Dieselgate drags on for VW and Bosch with new payouts

Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban
Dozens of top tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - have filed a joint legal brief arguing against President Donald Trump's travel ban. The brief was filed late Sunday with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of an ongoing lawsuit against the ban. It charged that the ban "inflicts significant harm on American business, innovati ... more
Chinese FM to visit Australia in wake of Trump tiff

India's techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas

Facing Trump trade threats, Mexico eyes new partners

Honduras manages to stall pine-munching bugs' march
Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles. Now though, after a long campaign that saw soldiers wielding chainsaws to contain the bug invasion, a little green is growing back. In mountains north of the capital that were stripped bare, trees replanted by students from the National University's forest sciences department ... more
Amazon forest was transformed by ancient people: study

Coastal wetlands excel at storing carbon

Wetlands play vital role in carbon storage, study finds

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NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific
The microscopic size of phytoplankton, the plant-like organisms that live in the sunlit upper ocean, belies their importance in the global environment. They provide the food source for the zooplankton that ultimately feed larger animals ranging from small fish to whales. And like plants on land, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow and thrive through photosynthesis, which ... more
Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places

An application of astronomy to save endangered species

NASA Makes an EPIC Update to Website for Daily Earth Pics

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle
Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles - such as those made from iron and platinum atoms - are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. Building these devices from nanoparticles should increase storage capacity and density, but understanding how magnetism works at the level of individual atoms is critical to getting the best ... more
Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Three magnetic states for each hole

SideArm prototype catches full-size unmanned aerial system flying at full speed
Few scenes capture the U.S. Navy's prowess as effectively as the rapid-fire takeoff and recovery of combat jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The ability to carry air power anywhere in the world, and both launch those aircraft to flight speed and bring them to a stop over extremely short distances, has been essential to carriers' decades-long dominance of naval warfare. To help pro ... more
U.S. Army orders counter-drone systems

Unmanned Underwater Vehicle turns into Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

DARPA demonstrates SideArm UAS capture system

Action is needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall
Without a significant effort to reduce greenhouse gases, including an accelerated deployment of technologies for capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it underground, and sustained growth in renewables such as wind and solar, the world could miss a key global temperature target set by the Paris Agreement and the long-term goal of net-zero climate pollution. The finding, published in the ... more
Electricity costs: A new way they'll surge in a warming world

Climate change may overload US electrical grid: study

Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying

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Portable superconductivity systems for small motors
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Building a better microbial fuel cell - using paper

How to recycle lithium batteries

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries

Chinese aircraft carrier program to make new advances in 2017
The progress of China's aircraft carrier program continues to move forward into the new year after achieving a number of milestones in 2016. In November 2016 the Soviet-era Liaoning, Beijing's only carrier, was declared "combat ready" by political commissar Senior Capt. Li Dongyou. Following the declaration, the ship departed on a training voyage that featured a stop on the edge of the Sou ... more
Fast transport ship USNS Yuma passes acceptance trials

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

Britain invests in new submarine training facility

Australia awards competitive ammunition load carrier contracts
Australia's defense ministry has contracted BAE Systems Australia and Sea Box International to competitively develop prototype ammunition load carriers. Under the agreement with Australia's government, each company will design and engineer prototype Unit Load Carriers. Australia's defense minister says the competitive award is critical for building innovation within the country's securi ... more
Army Reserve units getting CROWS gun turrets

U.S. Army spotlights innovative ZH2 vehicle

Austria orders Pandur 6x6 armored personnel carriers

NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific
The microscopic size of phytoplankton, the plant-like organisms that live in the sunlit upper ocean, belies their importance in the global environment. They provide the food source for the zooplankton that ultimately feed larger animals ranging from small fish to whales. And like plants on land, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow and thrive through photosynthesis, which ... more
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An application of astronomy to save endangered species

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Aavid Thermacore Europe's technology will keep solar satellite cool
A solar satellite with a deep space mission to capture the most spectacular images ever taken of the Sun will be cooled by technology pioneered by a North East England-based firm. The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter will use k-Core Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite technology (APG) designed and manufactured by Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd. Aavid Thermacore's technology will keep instruments ... more
Scientists discover helium chemistry

New beam pattern yields more precise radar, ultrasound imaging

Anatomy of a debris incident

New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks
The Commonwealth of Independent States' (CIS) joint air defense system will be adapted to meet the challenges of aerospace defense, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee stated. On February 8-9, the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk will host an expert group meeting to consult on draft documents regarding the cooperation of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the military sphere. ... more
New US Missile Hits Target in Space

Raytheon contracted for Patriot missile support

Lockheed Martin to perform additional THAAD development



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