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September 25, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission

by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to collect data on the environment, morphology, surface structure and atmosphere of Mars." China plans to sen ... read more

Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape
Riga (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports. ... more
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By ... more
At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis
United Nations, United States Sept 21, 2017
North Korea's nuclear threat takes center stage at the United Nations on Thursday as US President Donald Trump holds talks with leaders of Japan and South Korea and the Security Council meets to push for sanctions to be enforced against Pyongyang. ... more
Ice mined on Mars could provide water for humans exploring space
Sydney, Australia (The Conversation) Sep 19, 2017
As humans spread out across the Earth, the locations of new colonies were driven by the accessibility of resources: not only food and water, but also arable land, forests and minerals. Access ... more
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Researchers create first global map of water in moon's soil
Providence RI (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
In research that may prove useful to future lunar explorers, scientists from Brown University have created the first quantitative map of water and its chemical building blocks trapped in the uppermo ... more
India, Japan Set to Boost Space Cooperation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Sep 13, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India starting Wednesday is expected to set the pace for greater cooperation between the two countries, especially in the aerospace sector. ... more
Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions
Vladivostok, Russia (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday echoed South Korea's demand for more pressure on Pyongyang after its nuclear tests as the leaders of the two countries looked to grind down resistance from Russia's Vladimir Putin. ... more
Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies
Vladivostok, Russia (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
South Korean President Moon Jae-In urged Russia on Wednesday to cooperate over cutting oil supplies to North Korea but President Vladimir Putin appeared to pour cold water on the idea. ... more
Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of S. Korean missiles
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US President Donald Trump and South Korea's leader Moon Jae-In agreed Monday to remove limits on the payload of the South's missiles, Seoul's presidential office said, as the UN Security Council met to discuss a response to Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test. ... more
Trump's turn on S.Korea risks alliance: analysts
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Donald Trump is playing into North Korea's hands by turning on the South, accusing it of appeasement, snubbing its leader and threatening to end their trade deal in moves that analysts say risk weakening a decades-long alliance. ... more

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Trump, Moon agree to boost S.Korean missile capabilities
Washington (AFP) Sept 2, 2017
The United States and South Korea agreed Friday to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gave a nod to billions in arms sales to the country, the White House said, days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan and threatened further launches. ... more
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN rep ... more
NASA's Lunar mission captures solar eclipse as seen from the moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, captured an image of the Moon's shadow over a large region of the United States, centered just north of Nashvi ... more
Granting weightless wishes
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA this week helped to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on aircraft flights. Eight children from five ESA member states - UK, ... more

HIAD heat shield material feels the burn during arc jet testing
Hampton VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing's Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Missouri. The inflatable aeroshell, using high temperature advanced flexible material systems, will enable atmospheric entry to planetary bodies and the landing of heavy payloads. The Hypersonic Inflatabl ... more
Miami (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Six emerge from 8-mo Mars experiment in Hawaii dome
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
More evidence of water on Mars
NASA's $3.9 bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn
Tampa FL (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made its final death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about life elsewhere in the solar system. Cassini, an international project that cost $3.9 billion and included scientists from 27 nations, disintegrat ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Cassini Spacecraft Demise Is Bittersweet for PSI's Hansen
Sacramento CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion guides Cassini to its Grand Finale at Saturn
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
CU Boulder Scientists Ready for Cassini Mission to Saturn Grand Finale
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that it will present its Pluto lander concept at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Denver, CO. Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, GAC is developing an integrated "entrycraft" architecture that can decelerate and gently land on the surface of Pluto from a speed of over 30,000 mph using only drag from Pluto's ultr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Laurel MD (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Kuiper Belt Cruise
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 07, 2017
Jupiter's Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery
Aussie astronaut calls for establishment of national space agency
Adelaide, Australian (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
The second Australian to ever venture into space has called for the country to establish its own space agency. Andrew Thomas, an Australian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut, told the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide that Australia should look to play a leading role in space tourism. "I hope Australia will seize the opportu ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
NASA's Robotic 'Sniffer' Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair
Sydney (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Australia to create national space agency
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign of slowing. As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as motion become challenging to develop. An international group of researchers have put a literal twist on this challenge, demonstrating a new nanoscale ... more
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
What looks good on paper may look good in space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 24, 2017
An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired a number of unique spacecraft designs here. It's little wonder that it fascinates NASA engineers: origami can seem deceptively simple, hiding complex math within its creases. Besides aesthetic beauty, it addresses a per ... more
New Delhi (IANS) Sep 21, 2017
ISRO to resume satellite launches by December
Las Cruces NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Demonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests
Bethesda MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Mechanisms are Critical to Space Vehicle Flight Success
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme. The probe will carry 13 types of payload including six rovers, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The Mars exploration programme is well underway," it cited the mission's chief architect Zhang Rongqiao as saying. ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
by Staff Writers
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body. "One of our biggest challenges on a mission to Mars is protecting astronauts from radiation," said NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Lis ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
A dream of foam
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Space radiation is risky business for the human body
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Corrosion in real time
Gravity waves influence weather and climate
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into c ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
Granting weightless wishes
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Study confirms cosmic rays have extragalactic origins
Lincoln NE (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
For the first time, scientists have confirmed that the highest energy cosmic rays that bombard the Earth come from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. In an article to be published Sept. 22 in the journal Science, a group of more than 400 scientists from 18 nations describe how they detected an anisotropy, an asymmetry in the cosmic particles' distribution of arrival directions as they approach ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the dark
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Study shows star formation influenced by environmental conditions
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Exchanges of identity in deep space
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme. The probe will carry 13 types of payload including six rovers, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The Mars exploration programme is well underway," it cited the mission's chief architect Zhang Rongqiao as saying. ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
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Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
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Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth - particularly when a real disaster strikes. Yet, in space, similarly small fluctuations in the solar wind ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
NASA captures significant solar flare
Washington (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
NASA captures images of strong solar flares
Paris (ESA) Sep 01, 2017
Space-inspired Star Storm to premiere next month
Thomas calls for new comprehensive Australian Space Agency at IAC address
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
At South Australian Press Club conference here in the S.A. capital, multiple-mission astronaut Dr Andrew "Andy" Thomas spoke of his conviction that space is good business for Australia, and should be promoted and shaped by a full-fledged space agency. Speaking on the eve of the 68th International Astronautical Congress to take place in Adelaide, which is expected to be attended by a record ... more
National Harbor, MD (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin introduces new satellite bus lineup
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Bulgaria Sat Wins "Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year" for 2017
Paris (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Transitional FSS industry adapting, innovating to spur recovery
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What we need to know to mine an asteroid
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 20, 2017
The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our solar system. To make this concept a reality, we need to increase our knowledge of the very diverse population of accessible near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Last year, dozens of the world's leading asteroid scientists and a ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
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