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Federal Aviation Administration and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B NextGen Technology Flight Test Success

2017-04-26 20:20:35
Aireon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.

Arianespace Announces New Launch Dates Flights VS17 and VA237 - Confirms Its Goal of 12 Launches in 2017 From French Guiana

2017-04-26 20:18:05
After having successfully carried out three launches during the first quarter of 2017 with its family of launch vehicles and scheduled the VA236 Ariane 5 launch on May 4, Arianespace has now announced the dates for the next two missions.

Arianespace Resumes Launch Campaign Preparations - Announces New Launch Date For VA236

2017-04-26 20:15:13
Arianespace has resumed operations for its upcoming three launches: VA236 and VA237 with Ariane 5, and VS17 with Soyuz.

Saturn Spacecraft Toting CU Boulder Instrument Starts Swan Song

2017-04-26 20:04:54
Saturn Spacecraft Toting CU Boulder Instrument Starts Swan Song

NASA OIG: NASA?s Management and Development of Spacesuits

2017-04-26 19:29:25
NASA?s Management and Development of Spacesuits

Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing

2017-04-26 15:22:18
Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson's Statement at Astrobiology Hearing

Ranking Member Johnson's Opening Statement for Astrobiology Hearing

2017-04-26 15:20:46
Ranking Member Johnson's Opening Statement for Astrobiology Hearing

Ranking Member Bera's Opening Statement for Astrobiology Hearing

2017-04-26 15:19:22
Ranking Member Bera's Opening Statement for Astrobiology Hearing

Chairman Smith Opening Statement Advances in the Search for Life

2017-04-26 15:17:49
Chairman Smith Opening Statement Advances in the Search for Life

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

2017-04-26 15:03:21

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they? Where do they come from? Astronomers have no idea.

The post What Are Fast Radio Bursts? appeared first on Universe Today.

Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

2017-04-26 14:30:20

A new survey of the CMB's Cold Spot has ruled out the possibility that this anomaly is caused by a supervoid, which opens things up to more exotic explanations.

The post Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus? appeared first on Universe Today.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson to Make 1st 4K Live Stream from Space Today: How to Watch

2017-04-26 11:39:00
NASA's record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitsonisn't finished making firsts in space. And today, Whitson will make the first ultra-high-definition live video from the International Spaec Station and you can watch it live.

Google Doodle Celebrates Cassini Probe's 'Grand Finale' Saturn Dive

2017-04-26 11:15:00
Today Google is honoring NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn with an adorable Google Doodle featuring the spacecraft swooping between the planet and its rings.

US Launches Minuteman III ICBM From Silo in Test | Video

2017-04-26 10:09:00
The intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 26, 2017.

Three Comets Will Pass Near Earth in 2017 and 2018 | video

2017-04-26 09:51:00
Comets 46P/Wirtanen, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak will make close passes. Find out when, how far and what we hope to learn about them in the latest installment of Science@NASA.

The Next Pluto Mission: An Orbiter and Lander?

2017-04-26 09:30:47

For decades, we could only imagine what the view of Pluto?s surface might be. Now, we have the real thing. The images and data from the

The post The Next Pluto Mission: An Orbiter and Lander? appeared first on Universe Today.

No Turning Back: Titan Flyby Assures Cassini's Crash Into Saturn

2017-04-26 07:14:00
There's no turning back now. The Cassini probe's most recent flyby of Saturn's moon Titan puts the spacecraft on a path to crash into the ringed planet.

'Constellations' Game Flies Past Crowdfunding Goal

2017-04-26 07:01:00
A new educational tabletop astronomy game has soared past its crowdfunding goal, and it should be available to purchase this October.

As Cassini Makes 1st 'Grand Finale' Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain

2017-04-26 07:00:00
Running low on fuel, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun the final (and most daring) phase of its epic mission to Saturn.

Meet the Space Custodians: Debris Cleanup Plans Emerge

2017-04-26 07:00:00
A look at some of the most promising concepts researchers are developing to remove space junk from Earth orbit.

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 26 April 2017

2017-04-26 04:22:25
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 25 April 2017

Big Sun Storms and Little Solar Burps Have the Same Trigger

2017-04-26 02:00:00
Giant eruptions of material and smaller jets from the sun's surface are closer cousins than anyone thought.

Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals. Focused Ion Beam Milling (FIB) uses a tiny beam of highly energetic particles to cut and analyse materials smaller than one thousandth of a stand of human hair. This remarkable capability transformed scien

Nature: 3-D-printing of glass now possible

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Glass is one of mankind's oldest materials. It was used as far back as in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome and has found a place now also in manufacturing technology of the 21st century. An interdisciplinary team at the KIT led by mechanical engineer Dr. Bastian E. Rapp developed a process using glass for additive manufacturing techniques. The scientists mix nanoparticles of high-purity quar

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
After extensive research, scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence that sheds new light on the melting of two-dimensional substances. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene. Researchers from the group of Professor Roel Dullens at Oxford's Department o

New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal - a new state of matter that may have applications in ultrafast quantum computers of the future. "We have detected the existence of a fundamentally new state of matter that can be regarded as a quantum analog of a liquid crystal," says Caltech assista

Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied Physics Letters, the researchers describe a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity. The model could be a huge benefit to chemists and materials scientists, who traditionally rely on t

2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio

ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Paris (ESA) Apr 26, 2017
Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System. Since 2012, ESA's deep-space tracking station at Malargue, about 1200 km west of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has provided critical links to some of Europe's most important missions, including ExoM

Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger

2017-04-26 01:55:11
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper

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NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit (Update) - Phys.Org

2017-04-26 15:33:55

RIT to host International NASA Space Apps Challenge - Rochester Business Journal

2017-04-26 15:25:40

Orbital ATK highlights advancements to Cygnus for CRS-2 contract flights - NASASpaceflight.com

2017-04-26 13:07:53

Orbital ATK highlights advancements to Cygnus for CRS-2 contract flights - NASASpaceflight.com

2017-04-26 13:07:53

Orbital ATK highlights advancements to Cygnus for CRS-2 contract flights - NASASpaceflight.com

2017-04-26 13:07:53

NASA to investigate unknown fungus on space station - Daily Mail

2017-04-26 12:44:22

NASA to investigate unknown fungus on space station - Daily Mail

2017-04-26 12:44:22

NASA to investigate unknown fungus on space station - Daily Mail

2017-04-26 12:44:22

NASA to investigate unknown fungus on space station - Daily Mail

2017-04-26 12:44:22

Watch NASA broadcast the first 4K live stream from space today at 1:30PM ET - The Verge

2017-04-26 11:04:00

Watch NASA broadcast the first 4K live stream from space today at 1:30PM ET - The Verge

2017-04-26 11:04:00

Watch NASA broadcast the first 4K live stream from space today at 1:30PM ET - The Verge

2017-04-26 11:04:00

Watch NASA broadcast the first 4K live stream from space today at 1:30PM ET - The Verge

2017-04-26 11:04:00

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars - Curbed

2017-04-26 10:40:00

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars - Curbed

2017-04-26 10:40:00

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars - Curbed

2017-04-26 10:40:00

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars - Curbed

2017-04-26 10:40:00

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars - Curbed

2017-04-26 10:40:00

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail - Blastr

2017-04-26 10:05:00

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail - Blastr

2017-04-26 10:05:00

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail - Blastr

2017-04-26 10:05:00

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail - Blastr

2017-04-26 10:05:00

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail - Blastr

2017-04-26 10:05:00

New Nasa Space Challenge hackathon this weekend - Cyprus Mail

2017-04-26 09:49:20

New Nasa Space Challenge hackathon this weekend - Cyprus Mail

2017-04-26 09:49:20

Here Is the Trump Transition Team's Big Plan for NASA - Popular Mechanics

2017-04-26 09:03:23

Here Is the Trump Transition Team's Big Plan for NASA - Popular Mechanics

2017-04-26 09:03:23

Here Is the Trump Transition Team's Big Plan for NASA - Popular Mechanics

2017-04-26 09:03:23

The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA's Next Mars Landing Site - WIRED

2017-04-26 08:21:39

The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA's Next Mars Landing Site - WIRED

2017-04-26 08:21:39