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July 10, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Trump offers bold space goals but fills in few details



Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 9, 2017
The White House has championed a new era of US leadership in space, but its aspirations are complicated by tight budgets, vacancies in top posts and the rising role of private industry in aerospace innovation, experts say. During a speech Thursday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Vice President Mike Pence delighted hundreds of space agency employees and contractors by pledging that "under President Trump, we will achieve more in space than we ever thought possible," including a "return to the Moon" a ... read more

MOON DAILY
How to rescue a Moonwalker in need
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
During a simulated space mission underwater last week, ESA tested an ingenious concept to bring astronauts safely back to base if they are incapacitated during lunar exploration. Four 'aquanau ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Pence vows 'new era' in US space exploration, but few details
Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 6, 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence vowed Thursday to usher in a "new era" of American leadership in space, with a return to the Moon and explorers on Mars, but offered few details. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The past decades have seen China making great progress, both economic and also in the field of space exploration. The construction of new space launch centers, ambitious lunar and Mars exploration p ... more
NUKEWARS
S.Korea's Moon says door to North dialogue still open
Berlin (AFP) July 6, 2017
South Korean President Moon Jae-In insisted Thursday he was ready to meet the North's leader "wherever and whenever" to ease tensions after its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. ... more
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MOON DAILY
Japanese Space Agency Proposes Plan to Send Astronauts to Moon
Tokyo (Sputnik) Jun 29, 2017
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) proposed a plan on Wednesday to send the country's astronauts to the Moon after 2025, local media reported. According to the NHK broadcaster, the ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump declares 'patience is over' with North Korea
Washington (AFP) June 30, 2017
President Donald Trump declared that the US had run out of patience with North Korea over its nuclear drive Friday as he welcomed South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-In to talks at the White House. ... more
MOON DAILY
Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country's space agency. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea to offer North treaty for denuclearisation: minister
Seoul (AFP) June 29, 2017
South Korea's new government will seek to sign a peace treaty with the North if it abandons its nuclear weapons, a minister said Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Korean president lobbies US leaders on North Korea policy
Washington (AFP) June 29, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In lobbied US leaders on Thursday to back his policy of engagement with North Korea, as the Trump administration vowed to increase pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Yuanwang-3 completes ship check mission, ready for Chang'e-5 lunar probe launch
Nanjing (XNA) Jul 02, 2017
Chinese space-monitoring ship Yuanwang-3 has completed a 27-day maritime calibration mission and returned to port in east China's Jiangsu Province Thursday. The ship will take part in six mari ... more


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TECH SPACE
A new virtual approach to science in space
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The g ... more
NUKEWARS
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. ... more
OUTER PLANETS
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. Th ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. ... more



Mars surface 'more uninhabitable' than thought: study
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
Hopes of finding life on Mars, at least on the surface, were dealt a blow Thursday by a study revealing that salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria. In lab tests on Earth, the compounds known as perchlorates killed cultures of the bacteria Bacillus subtilis, a basic life form, a research duo from the University of Edinburgh's School of Physics and Astronomy reported. Perch ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Mars Rover Opportunity continuing science campaign at Perseverance Valley
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
The Niagara Falls of Mars once flowed with lava
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Russian Devices for ExoMars Mission to Be Ready in Fall 2017
Methanol Points to Evolving Story of Enceladus's Plumes
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule, methanol, around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, of Cardiff University, will present the results on Tuesday 4th Ju ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Titan's calm lakes offer space probes a smooth landing
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
In a Cosmic Hit-and-Run, Icy Saturn Moon May Have Flipped
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 31, 2017
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Miami (AFP) July 10, 2017
An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to fly over a massive storm raging on Jupiter, in a long-awaited a journey that could shed new light on the forces driving the planet's Great Red Spot. The flyby of the Juno spacecraft, surveilling the 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm, is scheduled for 9:55 pm Monday (0155 GMT Tuesday). "Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot is probably th ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
New Mysteries Surround New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Mid-infrared images from the Subaru telescope extend Juno spacecraft discoveries
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2017
Earth-based Views of Jupiter to Enhance Juno Flyby
Creating Trends in Space: An Interview with NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Founded in 2009, the Houston, Texas-based company NanoRacks LLC provides commercial hardware and services onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for government and commercial customers. To date, the firm has sent more than 550 payloads from over 30 countries to ISS, creating trends in commercial hardware in space. In an interview with Astrowatch.net, Jeffrey Manber, the founder and CEO of ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
As the world embraces space, the 50 year old Outer Space Treaty needs adaptation
Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 9, 2017
Trump offers bold space goals but fills in few details
Cape Canaveral (AFP) July 9, 2017
Liftoff for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies - nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which translates temperature differences directly into electron voltage - to distinguish different wavelengths (colors) of light, including both visible and infrared wavelengths, at high resolution. ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
On the road to creating an electrodeless spacecraft propulsion engine
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
The universe is made up of plasma - a gas so hot that its particles are electrically charged. This makes it easily influenced by magnetic fields and forces, which can lead to complex behavior. Plasmas are found throughout the solar system in places such as planetary magnetosphere, solar wind and in the tails of comets. Magnetic fields stretched by plasma flows, resulting in an increase in ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Dragon Splashes Down to Complete Resupply Mission
Paris (ESA) Jul 03, 2017
Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Russia to Carry Out Five Launches From Vostochny Space Center in 2018
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Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry. The mineral - Nataliyamalikite - is new, and did not exist before, explains Professor Joel Brugger, the lead author in a recently published paper in American Mineralogist. It contains thallium, ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
6 teams share honors and money in NASA's 2nd 3-D Print a Habitat challenge
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017
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First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are 'runaways' from another galaxy
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy - which are travelling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way - are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and computer simulations to demonstrate that these stellar sprinters originate ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
A Rare Chance to See Galaxy Demise
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Hubble pushed beyond limits to spot clumps of new stars in distant galaxy
Cardiff UK (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Cosmic 'dust factory' reveals clues to how stars are born
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19. Abnormal performance was identified during the third phase of the Long March-3B launch, which failed to deliver the satellite as planned. The satellite conducted 10 orbit adjustments with its onboard thrusters and Wednesday reached its preset orbit at 101.4 degrees east ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Improved representation of solar variability in climate models
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
How much do solar cycle variations influence our climate system? Could the rising Earth temperatures due to anthropogenic effects partly be compensated by a reduction of solar forcing in the future? These questions have been in the focus of climate research for a long time. In order to answer these questions as precisely as possible, it is required to know the fluctuations of solar forcing ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Musical Sun Reduces Range of Magnetic Activity
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
Shining a Light on Solar Energetic Particles and Jets
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Scientists uncover origins of the Sun's swirling spicules
HTS Capacity Lease Revenues to Reach More Than $6 Billion by 2025
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
According to Euroconsult's latest report, High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis and Forecasts, the total committed investment from the 30 satellite operators in HTS systems has reached nearly $19 billion. Compared to the 36 launches of GEO-HTS systems over the past decade, another ~100 GEO-HTS systems are expected to launch from 2017 to 2025, at an average of 11 launches per ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
SES Transfers Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite Following Significant Anomaly
McLean, VA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Second launch doubles number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 20
Toulouse, France (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
OneWeb inaugurates production line Assembly, Integration, and Test of OneWeb satellites
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