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October 10, 2017
MOON DAILY
Moon Once Had an Atmosphere



Houston TX (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space. The study, supported by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of volcanic basalt can be easily seen to fill large impact basins. Those seas of basalt, known as maria, erupted wh ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 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 we ... more
MARSDAILY
Lockheed Martin Reveals New Details to its Mars Base Camp Vision
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
This week at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin engineers are revealing new details of its Mars Base Camp concept including how it aligns with NAS ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter. ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, is scheduled for launch in ... more
MARSDAILY
Lockheed Martin unveils reusable water-powered Mars lander
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A reusable, water-powered Mars lander that will allow humans to explore the Red Planet from an orbiting 'base camp' as early as the 2030s was unveiled Friday by US defence giant Lockheed Martin. ... more
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MOON DAILY
Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. ... more
MOON DAILY
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace. ... more
MOON DAILY
Russian space agency, NASA agree to co-build lunar-orbit space station
Moscow (XNA) Sep 28, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States said Wednesday that they have agreed to cooperate on build ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA, Roscosmos Sign Joint Statement on Researching, Exploring Deep Space
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Building a strategic capability for advancing and sustaining human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon will require the best from NASA, interested international partners, and U.S. industry ... more
MOON DAILY
'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 24, 2017
Observations of the Moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 ... more
MOON DAILY
Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project
Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Russia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. ... more


First steps: returning humanity to the Moon

MOON DAILY
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
NUKEWARS
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
MARSDAILY
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
MOON DAILY
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



Russian Space Research Institute Announces July 2020 Date for Mission to Mars
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
According to the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute, the launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission, which will send a European rover to the red planet, is scheduled for July 24, 2020. The launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is tentatively scheduled for July 24, 2020, head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research In ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
ASU examines Mars' moon Phobos in a different light
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
Fresh Look at Old Data Yields Surprise Near Martian Equator
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 05, 2017
Another Chance to Put Your Name 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
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter. ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, is scheduled for launch in 2022, arriving seven years later. JUICE will study Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and vast magnetic fields, as well as the planet-sized moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. All three moons are ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian state space corporation claims that complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration. Complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration, Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation Deputy Dire ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Alaska antenna to improve NASA's space communications system
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
USNO Astronomers Measure New Distances To Nearby Stars
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
NASA May Extend BEAM's Time on the International Space Station
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities - and the best performance so far in a textile-based superc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid
DARPA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine
Sacramento CA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency's Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. "Through the AFRE program, we aim to mature the design and component technologies and bring them together to conduct a full system-level Turbine Based Combined Cyc ... more
Wallops Flight Facility VA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
ASPIRE Successfully Launches from NASA Wallops
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales
Wellington NZ (XNA) Sep 29, 2017
New Zealand opens first rocket launch site
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China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
CONFERS to Establish "Rules of the Road" for On-Orbit Servicing of Satellites
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
"Rules of the road"-widely accepted norms of safety-related behavior based on common understanding-have existed in various forms over the centuries, and have evolved as new technologies have revolutionized how people and vehicles travel. But how are these "rules" created when common understanding of new capabilities is not yet established? This question plays directly into why DARPA has in ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Microlasers get a performance boost from a bit of gold
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Students, researchers turn algae into renewable flip-flops
Livermore CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Atomistic simulations go the distance on metal strength
New gravitational wave hits Earth
University Park, PA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes - a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time created when two massive, compact objects such as black holes merge. A paper about the new gravitational wave, known a ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Gravitational twists help theoretical physicists shed light on quantum complexity
London, UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
British Technology at Heart of Gravitational Wave Discovery
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Three Ears Listen Even More Accurately Than Two
Astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy
Portsmouth, UK (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy. The discovery, recently published in the journal Nature Astronomy, found that the nature of dark energy may not be the cosmological constant introduced by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, which is crucial for the study of dark energy. Lead author of the stu ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The Scientific Quest to Explain Kepler's Most Enigmatic Find
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the light
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
NASA's Webb Telescope to witness galactic infancy
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China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
If governments and their space agencies are serious about protecting Earth from solar storms, one team of researchers argues a giant space shield is the most logical solution. Much attention is paid to the threat of comets and asteroids. In the past, violent collisions have triggered mass extinctions. Solar storms - intense waves of high energy particles flung into space during coronal ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists model magnetic storm that inspired red aurora over Kyoto
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A RAVAN in the sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Parker Solar Probe Gets Its Revolutionary Heat Shield
SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday carrying 10 satellites to bolster the global data communications network for Virginia-based company, Iridium. The white rocket blasted off at 5:37 am (1237 GMT), before sunrise, from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. About seven minutes after launch, the tall portion of the Falcon 9, known as the first stage, returned to Earth for an u ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin Completes First Flexible Solar Array for LM 2100 Satellite
London, UK (The Conversation) Oct 05, 2017
Private companies are launching a new space race
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
GomSpace and Luxembourg to develop space activities in the Grand Duchy
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
A geochemist from MSU has assessed the oxidative environment inside asteroids
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A postgraduate of the Faculty of Geology at Moscow State University working as a part of an international team has assessed the oxidative environment and its changes inside asteroids from the core to the surface. This gives the authors of the study a better understanding of how the planets were formed. The paper was published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Asteroids were formed by a ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Team led by UCLA astrophysicist observes primitive comet 2 billion kilometres from the sun
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Studies of 'Crater Capital' in the Baltics Show Impactful History
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency - or time lag - inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools. "There are many situations, from bomb disposal to remote surgeries, in which people want to remotely control devices," says Federico Scholcover, a Ph.D. student at NC ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids
Hong Kong (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Servosila introduces Mobile Robots equipped with Software Defined Radio payloads
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
DeepMind forms ethics unit for AI; Google unveils $49 mini assistant


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