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December 09, 2016
India Inc joins hands to bid for moon mission
New Delhi (Sputnik) Dec 06, 2016
An Indian aerospace start-ups's plans to send a mission to moon as part of the Google's Lunar XPRIZE challenge has received a major boost in funding from local corporate houses and entrepreneurs. A Bengaluru-based start-up has found the surprise backing of India's leading corporate houses and entrepreneurs to fulfill its dream of sending a rover to the moon. The mission will be launched from the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) in December next year ... read more

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TeamIndus signs contract with ISRO for lunar mission
Domestic space technology startup TeamIndus on Thursday signed a first-of-its-kind contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to send a TeamIndus robot to the Moon. TeamIndus will l ... more

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare
Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, was recovering in a New Zealand hospital Friday after being medically evacuated from the South Pole while on a tourist trip, his management said. ... more

Russian Space Agency Confirms Plans to Implement Lunar Sample-Return Mission
Russia's space agency said that Roscosmos does not intend to abandon the implementation of the Luna-Grunt (Lunar Sample-Return) project aimed at delivering lunar soil to the Earth. Roscosmos does no ... more


Skygazers gawp at extra bright 'supermoon'
Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches Monday to get a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap dramatic pictures. ... more


There's an 'extra-super' Moon on the rise
An unusually large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday - the closest "supermoon" to Earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting ... more

Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

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November 14th's Super-Close Full Moon
The full Moon on Monday, November 14th, will be a little bigger and brighter than normal, because on that day the Moon will be closer to Earth than it's been in nearly 69 years. At 6:23 a.m. E ... more

China "well prepared" to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe in 2017: top scientist
China is well prepared to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe in 2017 to collect and bring back moon rock samples for scientific research, a leading Chinese scientist said Sunday. Chief Scientist ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
ULA launches eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite

OFFSET Envisions Swarm Capabilities for Small Urban Ground Units

Satellites, airport visibility readings shed light on troops' exposure to air pollution

Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users

Eyes in the sky

China should build more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump: media

MBDA's Brimstone missile planned for Britain's Protector drone


Switch Flipped on LAMP in Lunar Orbit to Improve Data
A Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team successfully opened a "failsafe" door on the Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument in lunar orbit, improving the quality of ultraviolet (UV) data i ... more

New Model Explains the Moon's Weird Orbit
The moon, Earth's closest neighbor, is among the strangest planetary bodies in the solar system. Its orbit lies unusually far away from Earth, with a surprisingly large orbital tilt. Planetary scien ... more

New Theory Explains How the Moon Got There
Earth's moon is an unusual object in our solar system, and now there's a new theory to explain how it got where it is, which puts some twists on the current "giant impact" theory. The work is publis ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

NASA Moon Mission Shares Insights into Giant Impacts
New results from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are providing insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other solid worlds, ... more

Research helps explain formation of ringed Lunar crater
Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, scientists have shed new light on the formation of a huge bull's-eye-shaped impact feature on the Moon. The findings, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline

Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger


Russia plans to revive lunar rover moon exploration program
The Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Council has plans to revive a moon exploration program using lunar rovers, Russian media reported, citing a laboratory head from the academy's Space Research I ... more

Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thoug
The Moon's surface is being "gardened" - churned by small impacts - more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be young are perhaps e ... more

2016 Ends with Three Supermoons
Step outside on October 16, and take a look at the moon. Not only will the moon be full, but on that day, the moon will be at it's closest point to our planet as it orbits Earth. This makes the Octo ... more

Hunter's Supermoon to light up Saturday night sky
A hunter's supermoon will light the sky Saturday and Sunday night, the first of three supermoons expected over the next three months. ... more

Spectacular Lunar Grazing Occultation of Bright Star on Oct. 18
As seen from a path about a mile wide extending from Los Angeles, Calif., to Denver, and on to Minnesota south of Minneapolis (and further east, to Lake Superior and Labrador), the bright star Aldeb ... more


Small Impacts Are Reworking Lunar Soil Faster Than Scientists Thought
The Moon's surface is being "gardened" - churned by small impacts - more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be young are perhaps e ... more

A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years
The Moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete facelift every 81,000 years, according to a study released Wednesday based on NASA data. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
This is 'year zero' of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakers

Starbucks to add 12,000 cafes globally

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

China imports rise 6.7% on-year in November: govt

One ship left in MH370 underwater search

China warns against 'irrational' overseas acquisitions

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

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Exploration Team Shoots for the Moon with Water-Propelled Satellite


Space tourists eye $150mln Soyuz lunar flyby


Roscosmos to spend $7.5Mln studying issues of manned lunar missions


Lockheed Martin, NASA Ink Deal for SkyFire Infrared Lunar Discovery Satellite


As dry as the moon


US company gets historic nod to send lander to moon


China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover dies in blaze of online glory


Heart hazard for Apollo astronauts: study


Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission


Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized

Russian and US engineers plan manned moon mission

Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission

SSTL and Goonhilly announce partnership and a call for lunar orbit payloads

NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth

Russia to spend $60M in 2016-2018 to fund space voyages to Moon, Mars

Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People

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