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May 04, 2020
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GPS celebrates 25th year of operation



Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, marks its 25th year of operation Apr. 27, 2020. On this date in 1995, the system reached full operational capability, meaning the system met all performance requirements. U.S. Air Force Space Command formally announced the milestone three months later. "This is a major milestone," Gen. Thomas S. Moorman Jr., former Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, said in 1995. "GPS has become integral to our warfighters and is rapidly becoming a true utility ... read more

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Galileo positioning aiding Covid-19 reaction
Paris (ESA) Apr 30, 2020
As European governments plan their phased recoveries from the lockdown states triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the positioning delivered through satellite navigation is becoming more important th ... more
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Galileo Green Lane, easing pressure at the EU's internal borders
Prague, Czechia (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic respo ... more
SPACEWAR
Want to transfer into the Space Force? Application period opens May 1
Arlington VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
The U.S. Space Force announced recently the opportunity for U.S. Air Force active duty members to volunteer to officially transfer into the new service begins May 1. "This is an historic time ... more
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India develops unique model to hit enemy targets without positioning error
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 22, 2020
Due to the unavailability of a reliable model to predict the electron density of the ionosphere, navigation errors remain, creating technological hurdles. A new model developed by Indian researchers ... more


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BlackSky announces secure bundle for intelligence analysts
Herndon VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
BlackSky has announced its new Spectra On-Demand Secure Bundle service to support remote work options for intelligence analysts. The new Spectra solution allows analysts to securely share unclassifi ... more
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Esper, lawmakers criticize FCC's approval of Ligado 5G proposal
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 23, 2020
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday criticized a proposal to deploy a nationwide network to provide 5G and internet-of-things services, saying it could disrupt GPS services millions of Americans rely on daily. ... more
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Quantum entanglement offers unprecedented precision for GPS, imaging and beyond
Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 22, 2020
Your phone's GPS, the WiFi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency waves, or RF waves, which carry information from a transmitter at one point to a sensor at ... more
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Can sub-Saharan Africa achieve sustainable access to energy for all by 2030?
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 20, 2020
In 2019, the global population without access to electricity dipped below 1 billion for the first time. This progress has however been uneven, both across and within different regions. A new IIASA s ... more
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NewSpace Philosophies: Who, How, What?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2020
The world is enthusiastically watching the development of the space industry. Alpha launches from Firefly Aerospace and Orion are in the works, as well as Crew Dragon lift-offs with space tourists. ... more
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Apple data show dramatic impact of virus on movement
Hong Kong (AFP) April 15, 2020
Apple has launched a new website that shows with striking graphs how the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on life around the world. ... more
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USSF reschedules next GPS launch
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Apr 08, 2020
The United States Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has decided to reschedule the launch of GPS III SV03 (GPS III-3) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to minimize the potentia ... more
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Space Force announces its first pandemic-related launch delay
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 08, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the launch of a GPS III satellite - the first postponement tied to the virus for a military space mission, the U.S. Space Force said. ... more
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China to launch last satellite for BeiDou navigation system in May
Xichang (XNA) Apr 07, 2020
China is expected to launch the last satellite for its BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System in May from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The new satel ... more
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Innovative space startup advances US ability to gather intelligence in Cislunar Space
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 07, 2020
The rapidly growing 'New Space' startup company Rhea Space Activity (RSA), headquartered in Washington D.C., with operations in Colorado Springs, has been tapped by the United States Air Force (USAF ... more


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Gladiator introduces tiny integrated GNSS-Inertial Navigation Systems
Snoqualmie WA (SPX) Apr 02, 2020
Gladiator Technologies' low noise MEMS inertial sensor and systems technology coupled with VELOX high speed processing are now integrated with a 72 channel GNSS receiver to provide a compact GNSS - ... more
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China's BeiDou satellites help precise fertilizer distribution
Beijing (XNA) Apr 02, 2020
China's BeiDou navigation system is helping farmers apply fertilizers and pesticides more precisely, according to a report by Science and Technology Daily. An intelligent fertilizer-pesticide ... more
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Wireless network helps scientists track small animals
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 02, 2020
Researchers have developed a wireless network capable of tracking small animals tagged with sensors. ... more
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Contingency Operations Program and GPS III SV02 Receives Operational Acceptance from USSF
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2020
The Space and Missile Systems Center achieved a major Global Positioning System milestone on March 27 with the Contingency Operations (COps) program and GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 02 receiving U.S. ... more
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Final Steps Underway To Operationalize Ultra-Secure, Jam-Resistant GPS M-Code Signal
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Mar 27, 2020
The final steps to fully-enable the ultra-secure, jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal on the Global Positioning System (GPS) are now underway. As part of the U.S. military's effort to ... more
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SMC prepares GPS Next Generation OCX for Operations
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2020
On March 26, the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center's GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) program instructed Raytheon to replace the computer hardware in OCX prior ... more
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Honey bees face chronic paralysis pandemic in Britain
wWashington DC (UPI) May 01, 2020
The virus responsible for chronic bee paralysis is spreading rapidly among honey bee colonies in Britain, according to a new study. Between 2007 and 2017, scientists visited 24,000 beekeepers to survey the health of commercial bee colonies in England and Wales. In 2007, the disease was found only in Lincolnshire, a county in eastern England. Just ten years later, the virus had spread to ... more
+ Virus helps infected bees slip past the guards of healthy hives
+ UAE wages war on tiny scourge threatening date palms
+ Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth
+ Polish farms hit with one-two punch of virus, drought
+ Analysis of pottery fragments shows dairy farming common in Neolithic Europe
+ Scientist calls for renewed debate on plant breeding technologies
+ Device could deliver "life-saving" treatment to diseased fruit plants
Smart chips for space
Paris (ESA) May 01, 2020
Tiny integrated circuits destined for space missions, etched onto a single wafer of silicon, examined under a magnifier. To save money on the high cost of fabrication, various chips designed by different companies and destined for multiple ESA projects are crammed onto the same silicon wafers, etched into place at specialised semiconductor manufacturing plants or 'fabs'. Once manufac ... more
+ Army researchers see path to quantum computing at room temperature
+ Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence
+ Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological superconductivity
+ Wiring the quantum computer of the future
+ The future of semiconductors is clear
+ Organic memory devices show promise for flexible, wearable, personalized computing
+ Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules


Debris of missing Canadian NATO helicopter found off Greece
Athens (AFP) April 30, 2020
Debris from a Canadian military helicopter operating as part of a NATO surveillance force has been found in the sea between Greece and Italy, a Greek military source said Thursday. The helicopter was attached to the Canadian frigate Fredericton, from which it had taken off for a patrol. "Debris has been found in Italy's zone of control and intervention" in the Ionian Sea, the military so ... more
+ One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash
+ Canada says five missing in navy chopper crash believed dead
+ Learning from fish and flags to inform new propulsion strategies
+ China's airlines, oil firms post big Q1 virus losses
+ AlphaDogfight Trials Final Event Moved to August
+ GE nabs $707.3M to produce F110 engines for allied governments
+ B-1B Lancer flies 29-hour mission for exercise with Japan air defense force
Internet of Things meets automated driving
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 01, 2020
How can automated driving be advanced through the Internet of Things? Together with more than 40 European partners from research and industry, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has successfully brought these two future technologies together in the EU project 'AUTOPILOT' (Automated Driving Progressed by the Internet of Things). The project focused ... more
+ Volkswagen dealt EU court setback over diesel pollution
+ Tesla's Musk calls confinement 'outrage,' urges reopening
+ Lyft slashes workforce in face of major hit from pandemic
+ Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light
+ Could shrinking a key component help make autonomous cars affordable?
+ Renault shifts to all-electric cars for China
+ VW loses 'damning' dieselgate class lawsuit in UK
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US cites Amazon's foreign platforms over counterfeit goods
Washington (AFP) April 29, 2020
Amazon was placed on a US government "notorious markets" list Wednesday over complaints that it failed to crack down on sales of counterfeit merchandise in five of its global e-commerce platforms. The US Trade Representative's office placed Amazon on the list of retail operations under scrutiny for intellectual property protection. As part of its annual review, USTR said Amazon platforms ... more
+ Chinese factory activity slows in face of global pandemic
+ EU, China and others kick off workaround for stalled WTO appeals body
+ Equities tumble in Asia as Trump revives trade war fears
+ Macau's casino takings almost wiped out by pandemic impact
+ Equities extend gains as lockdowns are eased but dealers cautious
+ HSBC profits halved as virus batters global economy
+ EU commissioner slams Europe's 'morbid dependency' on China
Plant diversity in Europe's forests is on the decline
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 13, 2020
Plant diversity in the forests of Europe is not what it used to be. Rare plant species are being replaced by more common species at an alarming rate, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Across the globe, the list of threatened plant and animal species gets longer every year. But on smaller scales, some species are thriving. Researchers ... more
+ Ancient long-lived pioneer trees store majority of carbon in tropical forests
+ Drylands to become more abundant, less productive due to climate change
+ The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon
+ Indigenous leader murdered in Amazon
+ Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole
+ In an African forest, a fight to save the endangered pangolin
+ Remote Tierra del Fuego kelp forests surveyed for the first time in 45 years


'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
University Park PA (SPX) May 01, 2020
A supercell thunderstorm pelted a city center in Argentina a few years ago with hailstones so large scientists suggested a new category to describe them - gargantuan hail. Researchers investigating the 2018 storm found one hailstone likely measured between 7.4 and 9.3 inches across, potentially setting a new world record. The current record belongs to a hailstone that measured 8 inches acr ... more
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
+ SwRI awarded $12.8M to develop space weather instrument
+ COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts
+ Locked-down Delhi revels in fresh air and blue sky
+ Nine reasons we're grateful to live on Earth
Magnetic nanoparticles help researchers remotely release adrenal hormones
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 13, 2020
Scientists have developed a way to remotely control the release of adrenal hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Previous studies have linked problems with the regulation of hormones from the adrenal gland with mental health disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The new research, detailed in the journal Science Advances, could help scientists investig ... more
+ New DNA origami motor breaks speed record for nano machines
+ Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant
+ Nanobubbles in nanodroplets
+ New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light
+ A quantum breakthrough brings a technique from astronomy to the nano-scale
+ Creating a nanoscale on-off switch for heat
+ Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter
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Warsaw hospitals eye drones to transport virus test samples
Warsaw (AFP) April 30, 2020
A Polish company is betting that its drones can help save lives by speeding up deliveries of coronavirus test samples and medical supplies. The Spartaqs drone-maker said on Thursday that it had successfully flown coronavirus samples from one Warsaw hospital to another in a test-run that it hopes will pave the way to the use of drone technology for medical purposes. The return flight of ... more
+ Liteye expands their counter UAS layered approach with Raytheon Missiles and Defense's Phaser
+ Singapore launches first drone delivery service
+ High value targets found in minutes versus days during Wake-Cho Feasibility Study
+ Steering drones for power generation
+ American Manufacturers Swift Tactical Systems and Silvus Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance
+ Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Air, Land, and Sea Drones
+ Observing the atmosphere at high altitudes using unmanned aerial vehicles
COVID-19 to cause record emissions fall in 2020: IEA
Paris (AFP) April 30, 2020
COVID-19 is expected to cause global energy emissions to fall a record eight percent this year due to an unprecedented drop in demand for coal, oil and gas, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA's Global Energy Review was based on an analysis of electricity demand over more than 100 days, during which much of the world has entered lockdown in a bid to control the pandemic. ... more
+ Europe's banks not doing enough on climate: pressure group
+ DLR rethinks carbon pricing process
+ Brussels tries to inoculate EU Green Deal against virus
+ Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
+ Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems
+ Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets
+ Brussels not dropping Green Deal despite virus


New Princeton study takes superconductivity to the edge
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 01, 2020
A discovery that long eluded physicists has been detected in a laboratory at Princeton. A team of physicists detected superconducting currents - the flow of electrons without wasting energy - along the exterior edge of a superconducting material. The finding was published in the May 1 issue of the journal Science. The superconductor that the researchers studied is also a topological semi-m ... more
+ KIST develops high-performance ceramic fuel cell that operates on butane gas
+ A leap in using silicon for battery anodes
+ Abundant element to power small devices
+ Researchers tackle a new opportunity to develop high-energy batteries
+ Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability
+ Scientists explore the power of radio waves to help control fusion reactions
+ Superconductivity: It's hydrogen's fault
Northrop Grumman awarded $123.5M to integrate Navy LAIRCM system
Washington DC (UPI) May 01, 2020
Northrop Grumman received a $123.5 million contract modification Friday to integrate the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system onto aircraft for the U.S. military and two allied governments. The deal funds integration of the DON LAIRCM system onto aircraft for the Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as the governments of Norway and New Zealand. The DON L ... more
+ Marinette Marine nets $795.1M for 10 Guided Missile Frigates for Navy
+ COVID-19 cases on Roosevelt carrier surge as crew readies for return to sea
+ Navy's RIMPAC 2020 exercise will be 'at-sea-only' due to COVID-19 concerns
+ US Navy extends probe into virus-hit aircraft carrier
+ Second US Navy ship hit by COVID outbreak returns to port
+ USS Kidd reports 18 COVID-19 cases in outbreak, military up to 3,919 cases
+ Pentagon head pressured to reinstate captain of virus-hit carrier
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FN America, Colt's awarded $383.3M to make M16A4s for Iraq, others
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 29, 2020
FN America and Colt's Manufacturing received a $383.3 million, five-year contract to manufacture M16A4 rifles for Afghanistan, Grenada, Iraq, Lebanon and Nepal through the Pentagon's foreign military sales program. The M16A4 is the fourth generation of the M16 series of military rifles. The Marine Corps began phasing out the M16 in favor of the M4 carbine in 2015. In 2008 the Sta ... more
+ Is it time for a 'new way of war?' What China's army reforms mean for the rest of the world
+ Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials
+ New stop-movement order will allow some soldiers to change station
+ Amid COVID-19 hurdles, AFRL develops "jump kits" to rapidly enable operations
+ Underminer demos feasibility of rapidly constructed logistics tunnels
+ Bechtel awarded $1.2B to destroy mustard weapons at Pueblo plant
+ Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry
'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
University Park PA (SPX) May 01, 2020
A supercell thunderstorm pelted a city center in Argentina a few years ago with hailstones so large scientists suggested a new category to describe them - gargantuan hail. Researchers investigating the 2018 storm found one hailstone likely measured between 7.4 and 9.3 inches across, potentially setting a new world record. The current record belongs to a hailstone that measured 8 inches acr ... more
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
+ SwRI awarded $12.8M to develop space weather instrument
+ COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts
+ Locked-down Delhi revels in fresh air and blue sky
+ Nine reasons we're grateful to live on Earth


ESA's Tenerife telescope resumes watching the sky
Paris (ESA) May 01, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ESA has resumed its watch on the skies around our planet. The Agency's Optical Ground Station observatory, 2 400 m above the shores of Tenerife, tracks orbital space debris and near-Earth asteroids. The Optical Ground Station (OGS) is located high on the slopes of the volcanic island, to take advantage of Tenerife's clear weather conditions. It was originally bu ... more
+ Bose-Einstein condensate: magnetic particles behave repulsively
+ US Army's Sentinel A4 Radar Program quickly achieves key milestones
+ First Q-53 radar equipped with gallium nitride delivered to US Army
+ Scientists discover just how runny a liquid can be
+ Papua New Guinea seizes Barrick, Zijin gold mine
+ 'Animal Crossing' offers digital getaway under lockdown
+ Sustainable structural material for plastic substitute
US Army awards $6B contract to Lockheed Martin for PAC-3 MSE production
Dallas TX (SPX) May 01, 2020
Lockheed Martin received a $6.07 billion contract from the U.S. Army for the production of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors and associated equipment, to be delivered across FY21, FY22 and FY23 contract years. The contract calls for the production and delivery of PAC-3 MSE interceptors, launcher modification kits, associated equipment and ... more
+ SBIRS GEO-5 space vehicle enters critical thermal vacuum testing
+ Syria air defence intercepts 'Israeli' missiles: state media
+ Russia positions S-500 as game changer for missile defense
+ Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq
+ US deploys Patriot air defence system to Iraq
+ Lockheed awarded $932.8M to make THAADs for U.S., Saudi Arabia
+ Missile Defense Agency's Long Range Discrimination Radar closer to delivery
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