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March 08, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars



San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises. Musk has become one of the United States' best-known innovators. He was a founder of payments company PayPal, electric carmaker Tesla Motors and SpaceX, maker and launcher of rockets and spacecraft. SpaceX recently announced that two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest hum ... read more

MOON DAILY
India's Moon Mission on 2018 Target, Says ISRO Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
ISRO boss AS Kiran Kumar says the second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 is making good progress; it is scheduled for launch next year. But critics question why should India get into the manned spacefli ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Moon tourists risk rough ride, experts say
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Non-stop vomiting, a puffy face and the constant need to pee: Volunteers for a week-long loop around the Moon may be in for a rough ride even if all goes to plan. In the week that SpaceX ann ... more
MOON DAILY
An Epic Lunar Experience Lands at Space Center Houston
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Space Center Houston is the first of four stops of a new exhibit featuring the Apollo 11 command module, which will leave the Smithsonian on a national tour for the first time since 1971. It will be ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight
Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Russia to carry out tourist flights around Moon by 2022
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Russia's Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia hopes to be the first to offer space tourism around the Moon aboard the Soyuz spacecraft by 2021-2022. First round-the-Moon flights should ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad
Miami (AFP) Feb 19, 2017
SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station. ... more
MOON DAILY
India Takes Russian Help to Analyze Chemical Composition of Lunar Surface
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 17, 2017
ISRO has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface. India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has ... more
IRON AND ICE
Arecibo Observatory captures revealing images of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Columbia, MD (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Though not visible to the naked eye or even with binoculars, the green-tailed Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (HMP) did not escape the gaze of the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory. Scientists fr ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Friday Night's Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Palm Coast FL (SPX) Feb 08, 2017
Lunar eclipses are enjoyable celestial events that can be seen from a wide geographic area. But we haven't experienced a total lunar blackout since September 2015, and the next one won't come until ... more
MOON DAILY
Complete Lunar-cy: The Earth Has Sprayed the Moon With Oxygen for Billennia
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
The Moon may be peppered with oxygen transmitted by life on Earth, according to a scientific study, opening up the possibility that the Earth's atmosphere of billions of years ago may be preserved o ... more


China tests its new super-accurate missile during war games

MOON DAILY
Private Space Race Heats Up, Moon Landing Expected in Late 2017
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Moon Express, the first private company to receive government approval for a space mission, has announced an additional $20 million raised for a lunar voyage in late 2017. A front-runner to wi ... more
IRON AND ICE
Earth Narrowly Dodges Three Large Asteroids
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
A car-sized asteroid narrowly missed the Earth on Monday, January 30, six days after another asteroid the size of a house had a similar near-miss, and ten days after a third passed by that was about ... more
MOON DAILY
LunaH-Map CubeSat to map the Moon's water deposits
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) is developing a small satellite that will search hydrogen in lunar craters with the ultimate goal of creating the most detailed map of the moon's water deposits. The s ... more
MOON DAILY
India, Israel among five teams fighting for first private Moon landing
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 27, 2017
Google and nonprofit company X Prize announced Wednesday that out of 33 original teams, five have secured launch contracts to send spacecraft to the moon. Teams must launch their spacecraft no later ... more

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New evidence for a water-rich history on Mars
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found evidence that a mineral found in Martian meteorites - which had been considered as proof of an anc ... more
Houston (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
Humans May Quickly Evolve on Mars, Biologist Claims
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 03, 2017
NASA Orbiter Steers Clear of Mars Moon Phobos
Paris (ESA) Mar 03, 2017
Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars
An Ice World...With an Ocean
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
On Feb. 17, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was making the first-ever close pass over Saturn's moon Enceladus as it worked through its detailed survey of the planet's icy satellites. Exciting, to be sure, just for the thrill of exploration. But then Cassini's magnetometer instrument noticed something odd. Since NASA's two Voyager spacecraft made their distant flybys of Enceladus about 20 years p ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 31, 2017
Close views show Saturn's Rings in unprecedented detail
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 23, 2017
Cassini captures stunning view of Saturn moon Daphnis
Paris (ESA) Jan 17, 2017
Catching Cassini's call
Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2017
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft's orbital period to 14 days. "Juno is healthy, its science instrum ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 10, 2017
NASA receives science report on Europa lander concept
Laurel MD (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
New Horizons Refines Course for Next Flyby
NASA Releases Free Software Catalog
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. Available in both hard copy and online, this third edition of the publication has contributions from all the agency's centers on data processing/storage, business systems, ... more
New Delhi (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
India has capability to develop space station, says top official
Redmond WA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Orion spacecraft achieves key safety milestone
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 28, 2017
The NASA Imager Dentists Use Daily
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature's most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA. "This is a tour de force demonstration of wh ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Space squadron supports record-breaking satellites launch
Eglin AFB FL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
The 20th Space Control Squadron's Charlie Crew successfully tracked India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Feb. 15. Loaded with 104 satellites, the Indian PSLV set the record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket. "This launch is important because we want to ensure our national assets aren't impacted," said Lt. Col. Raj Agrawal, 20th SPCS commander. "Part of our role in space super ... more
Seattle WA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Blue Origin shares video of New Glenn rocket
Cayenne (AFP) March 7, 2017
Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satellite
San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
China launches experiment satellite "TK-1"
Jiuquan (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, "TK-1", from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite, carried by the rocket "KT-2", blasted off from the launch center at 7:53 a.m. Friday, and it later entered its intended orbit. "TK-1" is the first satellite independently developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) and will be used for remote ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
China to launch space station core module in 2018
Aireon and Thales Begin Validation of Space-Based ADS-B Data
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Aireon has announced that Thales has officially begun the testing and validation of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) data. Initially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June of 2015, the start of data validation marks a major milestone for Aireon and Thales' efforts to ensure the successful integration of space-based ADS-B into the TopSky-ATC ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Bubble-recoil could be used to cool microchips, even in space
Canberra (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Space surveillance radar system fully operational
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Coffee-ring effect leads to crystallization control
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
HERA Radio Telescope Attracts Even More International Funding
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope, located only a few kilometres from the MeerKAT radio telescope, was awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in the US to the value of $5.8 million, equivalent to approximately R75 million. The construction of HERA started in 2015 and already 35 of the 14-metre diameter dishes have been erected. In September ... more
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolises
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
A new look at the nature of dark matter
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Probing seven worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
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Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 27, 2016
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
Antares Rides Again
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016
Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
China launches experiment satellite "TK-1"
Jiuquan (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, "TK-1", from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite, carried by the rocket "KT-2", blasted off from the launch center at 7:53 a.m. Friday, and it later entered its intended orbit. "TK-1" is the first satellite independently developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) and will be used for remote ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
China to launch space station core module in 2018
Solar storms remove electrons from large portions of Earth's atmosphere
Copenhagen, Denmark (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
New research shows solar storms leave large portions of Earth's atmosphere without electrons. Typically, when a solar storm reaches Earth, the collision with the planet's magnetosphere creates space through which a barrage of charged particles and electrons flood the ionosphere, an outer layer of Earth's atmosphere. In other words, solar storms are most often associated with an e ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
First Solar Images from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite
Washington (UPI) Feb 25, 2017
Rare 'Ring of Fire' eclipse to cross Southern Hemisphere
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
NSF to Fund a Nationwide Effort to Capture the Eclipse
How low can you go? New project to bring satellites nearer to Earth
Manchester, UK (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
The University of Manchester is leading a multi-million pound project to develop satellites which will orbit much closer to the Earth - making them smaller, cheaper, helping to dodge space debris and improving the quality of images they can send back. Remote sensing satellites currently operate at about 500-800km above the Earth, above the residual atmosphere that exists at lower altitudes ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Teal Group Pegs Value of Space Payloads Through 2036 at Over $250 Billion
McLean, VA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Iridium Safety Voice Communications Installs Surge Past 500 Aircraft
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 08, 2017
Eutelsat Signs up for Blue Origin's New Glenn Launcher
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Earth is bombarded at random, crater study shows
Zurich (UPI) Mar 7, 2017
New analysis of Earth's myriad craters turned up no evidence of an impact pattern. Earth is bombarded at random, the research shows. Some astronomers suggest the sun possesses a companion star, which makes its closest approach to the solar system every 26 million years, triggering a barrage of asteroids. But the sibling star, named Nemesis, has never been found, and the latest analysis ... more
Granada, Spain (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Asteroid Split in Two and, Years Later, Developed Tails
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
NASA study hints at possible change in water 'fingerprint' of comet
Berkeley, Calif. (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
Researchers aim to measure risk of exploding asteroids
DARPA robotic servicing program has become stalled
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
DARPA has been developing a program that will leverage successes in space robotics in order to accelerate in-orbit servicing of satellites. Of particular interest are the satellites that populate the geosynchronous orbit at about 36,000 km above Earth. There are hundreds of these vehicles that operate as military, civil and commercial satellite assets. However, once launched, there is no w ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system


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