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October 31, 2014
ROCKET SCIENCE
Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 31, 2014
Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Case in point? The interim cryogenic propulsion stage (ICPS). If the SLS was dissected, the ICPS lies just below the Orion capsule, at the top of the SLS. The ICPS is a liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen-based system. On the first test mission of Orion and SLS together, called Exploration Mission-1, the ICPS w ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separate ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA's LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater
NASA'S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. ... more
SATURN DAILY

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan
NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles. This lofty cloud, imaged by ... more
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DRAGON SPACE

China launches first mission to moon and back
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... more


MOON DAILY

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more
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MOON DAILY

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit
China's spacecraft testing technology for the Chang'e-5 return lunar mission, trimmed its orbit on Friday afternoon. This was the first modification during a journey scheduled to take about ei ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

SATURN DAILY

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more
SATURN DAILY

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


MARSDAILY

Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'
University of Arizona scientists have their eyes on Mars for the fly-by of comet Siding Spring, which will pass the red planet on Oct. 19, closer than any comet has ever zoomed past the Earth in rec ... more
MOON DAILY

Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions
The Luna-25 exploration mission will cost tens of billions of rubles, an official from Russian Federal Space Agency said Friday. "Let's say, we are talking tens of billions of rubles because i ... more
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Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

MOON DAILY

New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025
New samples of lunar soil will be delivered to Earth in 2023-2025, an official from a Russian aerospace company said Friday. "The program currently has four missions: the first demonstration l ... more
MOON DAILY

NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of dis ... more
MOON DAILY

China's ailing moon rover weakening
China's ailing moon rover Yutu has entered its 11th dormancy as the lunar night falls, with its functions degrading gracefully, its designer said Friday. The rover is currently in good condition and ... more
EXO LIFE

Moons Can Help Planets Remain Stable Long Enough for Life to Form
The Moon is more than just Earth's partner in space - it may have helped stabilize Earth's orbit enough for it to become hospitable for the evolution of complex forms of life. A new study suggests t ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program
Russia will take the Moon exploration as a core of its space program for the next decade, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Friday. "This year Roscosmos has prepared a long-term program of d ... more

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MOON DAILY

Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active
Data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates moon volcanoes were active more recently than previously thought, researchers said. ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter
NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, a ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

MICROSAT BLITZ

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

IRON AND ICE

Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater

MARSDAILY

Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in 2023

MOON DAILY

Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'

MOON DAILY

Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed

MOON DAILY

'Man in the Moon' was born from lava - scientists

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

EARTH OBSERVATION

China to improve earth observation service

MOON DAILY

Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector

DRAGON SPACE

China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?

Russia to Launch Full-Scale Moon Exploration Next Decade

Miranda: An Icy Moon Deformed by Tidal Heating

Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought

Year's final supermoon is a Harvest Moon

Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa

China Sends Life to Moon

How much gravity is enough?

Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

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