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November 09, 2020
Long March 6 deploys 10 Argentine satellites

Beijing (XNA) Nov 09, 2020
China launched a Long March 6 carrier rocket to deploy 10 small satellites for an Argentine company on Friday. The rocket also carried three small Chinese satellites, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, a State-owned space contractor. The Long March 6 blasted off at 11:19 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, carrying 10 NewSat remote-sensing satellites, from NewSat 9 to 18, into low-Earth orbit, CASC said. The 10 satellites were develope ... read more

Fourth Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite's On Board Engine Now Propelling It To Orbit
Denver CO (SPX) Nov 05, 2020
The fourth Lockheed Martin-built Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite is now headed to orbit under its own propulsion. Following a successful launch earlier this evening, GPS III Space ... more
An underwater navigation system powered by sound
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 03, 2020
GPS isn't waterproof. The navigation system depends on radio waves, which break down rapidly in liquids, including seawater. To track undersea objects like drones or whales, researchers rely on acou ... more
DNA-based molecular tagging system could replace printed barcodes
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 03, 2020
A new DNA-based molecular tagging system could change the way goods, from vaccines to textbooks, are tracked. ... more
Eyeing China, US and India accelerate defense bonds
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 28, 2020
Two days of meetings by the top US and Indian diplomatic and defense chiefs in New Delhi underscored a desire for growing military cooperation driven by mutual distrust of China. ... more
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NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 28, 2020
NASA has accumulated about 40 petabytes (PB) of Earth science data, which is about twice as much as all of the information stored by the Library of Congress. In the next five years, NASA's data will ... more
TCarta develops AI-based commercial bathymetric mapping technologies
Denver CO (SPX) Oct 27, 2020
TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies - including creation of two software packages and ... more
Aspectum and Planet enter into a partnership
San Francisco CA (SPX) Oct 27, 2020
Aspectum and Planet have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to offer businesses turnkey change and object detection projects based on satellite imagery. From now on, Aspectum users a ... more
India, US to sign data pact ahead of talks on countering China
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 27, 2020
India and the United States will on Tuesday sign an accord on sharing sensitive information ahead of talks between their defence and foreign ministers that will focus on countering China's growing influence. ... more
As Pompeo campaigns against China, a growing welcome in India
Washington (AFP) Oct 25, 2020
When the United States tried to seal a defense deal seven years ago with the Maldives, a sprawling and strategic archipelago, its plans were quietly torpedoed by a friend - India, which considers the Indian Ocean its sphere of influence. ... more
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Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical For GPS, Seen In Distant Stars
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 23, 2020
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common? The answer is an effect from Einstein's General Theory of Re ... more
Satellite imagery and broadband set to grow four fold in Precision Ag Market by 2029
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 21, 2020
For its latest research titled, "EO4AG - Earth Observation for Agriculture", Euroconsult has teamed up with TerraMetric, a US-based, global business development firm focused on geospatial and new sp ... more
Serco Europe launches space research incubator in Italy
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Oct 13, 2020
Serco Europe, a leading provider of services to the space sector, has just launched a research incubator at its Italian Head Office near Rome. The Red Lab is a research hub which aims to stren ... more
China's self-developed BDS sees thriving applications
Harbin (XNA) Oct 11, 2020
Despite being affected by three typhoons and the COVID-19 epidemic, Song Jilin's 20 hectares of rice on the Qixing farm, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, embraced a bumper harvest this year. ... more
New strategic sites monitoring solution developed by Airbus and Earthcube
Toulouse, France (SPX) Oct 11, 2020
Airbus has joined forces with Earthcube, a French company specialising in the analysis of geospatial data using Artificial Intelligence (AI), to develop and market "Defence Site Monitoring", an onli ... more

BlackSky's latest satellites have completed commissioning and entered into commercial operation

GPS-enabled decoy eggs may help track, catch sea turtle egg traffickers
Washington DC (UPI) Oct 05, 2020
GPS-enabled decoy eggs could help authorities track sea turtle egg poachers and disrupt illegal wildlife trade networks. ... more
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Satellogic announces global consortium of geospatial imagery
Buenos Aires, Argentina (SPX) Oct 05, 2020
Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable Earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, has announced the public launch ... more
SpaceX aborts GPS satellite launch from Florida
Washington DC (UPI) Oct 02, 2020
SpaceX scrubbed the launch of the U.S. military's latest model of Global Positioning System satellite from Florida on Friday night 2 seconds before the planned liftoff, just as the engine ignition sequence was beginning. ... more
Fourth GPS 3 Satellite Encapsulated Ahead of Launch
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Sep 30, 2020
The U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Lockheed Martin-built GPS III Space Vehicle 04 (GPS III SV04) satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Op ... more
US Army to leverage BlackSky's satellites for tactical GEOINT Program
Herndon VA (SPX) Sep 30, 2020
BlackSky, a leading provider of global monitoring services, geospatial intelligence and satellite imagery, reports the next phase of expansion of its high-revisit commercial satellite constellation ... more
Government to explore new ways of delivering 'sat nav' for the UK
London, UK (SPX) Sep 29, 2020
New options for a UK satellite navigation and timing capability programme to support the nation's critical infrastructure will be explored by the government, it was Thursday. The Space-Based P ... more
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What digital revolution? Hundreds of millions of farmers still cannot get online
Cali, Colombia (SPX) Nov 03, 2020
The digital age brims with promise for the world's half-billion smallholder farmers. Smartphones with the right apps can tell farmers when it's likely going to rain, how to identify and eradicate pests, and negotiate the prices for a bountiful harvest delivered by a combination of hard work and big data. While digital technologies are steadily reaching more farmers, for each one plugged in ... more
+ Satellite remote sensing integration with Jain Logic makes growers more productive
+ Parasitoid that targets Asian fruit fly is actually two distinct species
+ Food emissions could push Earth past global warming limits
+ Ecologically friendly agriculture doesn't compromise crop yields
+ See-through soil substitutes help scientists study soil ecology
+ Self-watering soil could transform farming
+ Mobile food tracking app may offer farm-to-table transparency
A new spin on atoms gives scientists a closer look at quantum weirdness
Princeton NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2020
When atoms get extremely close, they develop intriguing interactions that could be harnessed to create new generations of computing and other technologies. These interactions in the realm of quantum physics have proven difficult to study experimentally due the basic limitations of optical microscopes. Now a team of Princeton researchers, led by Jeff Thompson, an assistant professor of elec ... more
+ A new candidate material for quantum spin liquids
+ 'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices
+ Lighting up the ion trap
+ Blue phosphorus: How a semiconductor becomes a metal
+ Next-generation computer chip with two heads
+ Applying particle physics methods to quantum computing
+ Devil in the defect detail of quantum emissions unravelled

Colleges, U.S. Air Force partner to improve diversity in STEM training
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 2, 2019
Ohio State University on Monday announced a multi-university partnership with the U.S. Air Force to increase opportunities for minority science and engineering students. The six-year, $40 million project will be co-led by Ohio State; Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; North Carolina A&T State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Base in Dayt ... more
+ BAE proposes support package for Japan's next-generation F-X fighter
+ First HH-60W helicopters delivered to Air Force
+ Navy's Blue Angels prepare for final flight with legacy F/A-18 Hornets
+ Romania approved for F-16 upgrades in $175.4M deal
+ Five female fighter pilots test G-force suits modified for women
+ Bye Aerospace signs key agreements with Aerospace9
+ Berlin's much delayed new airport welcomes first flights
Utilizing a 'krafty' waste product: Toward enhancing vehicle fuel economy
Kanazawa, Japan (SPX) Nov 06, 2020
Given concerns over global climate warming, researchers are hard at work on minimizing the amount of fuel that we all use in everyday life. Reducing the weight of vehicles will lessen the amount of fuel required to power them, and put money back into your pocket. In a study recently published in Chemical Engineering Journal, researchers from Kanazawa University have chemically modified an ... more
+ ULEMCo collaborates with JCB and Bucher to produce new hydrogen vehicle
+ GM says earnings jump 72%, cites improving auto demand in US, China
+ Greek island to shift to electric mobility with VW
+ VW's Traton, Toyota's Hino agree electric truck venture
+ Charging electric cars up to 90% in 6 minutes
+ Used car exports drives pollution to developing world
+ Tesla to recall 30,000 cars from China over suspension defects
EOS Data Analytics to launch satellite with Dragonfly Multispectral Imagers in 2022
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 27, 2020
EOS Data Analytics has announced the conclusion of an agreement with Dragonfly Aerospace for the delivery of two HR-250 high-performance multispectral imagers. A satellite equipped with the Dragonfl ... more
Despite pandemic-related setbacks, the NewSpace industry has new players enter the field
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2020
In the United States, NewSpace companies, including SpaceX, Rocket Lab, and Firefly Aerospace, and giants like Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and Lockheed Martin, have avoided the massive layo ... more
Redcliffe Partners' Ukrainian Space Regulation Review
Kyiv, Ukraine (SPX) Sep 24, 2020
Over the past decade, the aerospace industry has evolved from a race by countries for kudos into an accelerator of economic and scientific development, where technology travels freely between differ ... more
European gloom outweighs China boom for Richemont
Zurich (AFP) Nov 6, 2020
Profits tumbled at Richemont during the first half of its non-standard financial year, the Swiss luxury giant said Friday, as pandemic gloom in Europe outweighed booming Chinese sales. Richemont, which counts Cartier among its brands and is ranked second only to French giant LVMH in the luxury industry, saw profits slump by 82 percent in the six months to the end of September compared to the ... more
+ China exports remain strong in October, import growth slows
+ Mexico agrees to monitor specialized steel exports to US
+ Apps win, labor frets after Uber-led 'gig worker' measure passes
+ Ant Group fiasco reflects battle for China's financial soul
+ Asian markets rally as stimulus hope trumps vote worries
+ Australia calls for clarity from China over embargo reports
+ US vote result won't impact trade with Europe, France says
Large trees dominate carbon storage in forests
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2020
Older, large-diameter trees have been shown to store disproportionally massive amounts of carbon compared to smaller trees, highlighting their importance in mitigating climate change, according to a new study in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. Researchers examined the aboveground carbon storage of large-diameter trees (>21 inches or >53.3 cm) on National Forest lands within Oregon and Wa ... more
+ Widest trees dominate carbon storage in Pacific Northwest forests
+ China's most important trees are hiding in plain sight
+ Reforestation plans in Africa could go awry
+ US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon: report
+ Evidence of biodiversity losses found deep inside the rainforest
+ In new German save-the-forest fight, migrant captain centre stage
+ NASA supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

Large, deep Antarctic Ozone Hole persisting into November
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2020
Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds, also known as the polar vortex, supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that should persist into November, NOAA and NASA scientists reported Friday. The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak size at about 9.6 million square miles (24.8 million square kilometers), roughly three times the area of the c ... more
+ Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Prepared for Launch
+ Satellites help to retrace travel routes of Bronze Age herders in China
+ ISS: 20 years looking over Earth
+ Climate change space project awarded to Airbus UK
+ Germany land motion mapped
+ Location and extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI
+ NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible
Researchers share design for affordable single-molecule microscope
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 06, 2020
With education budgets shrinking at universities in many parts of the world, every expense matters. Thanks to a team of scientists and students from the University of Sheffield, stocking the chem lab just got a little less expensive. In a new paper, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers shared plans for the construction of a more affordable single-molecule m ... more
+ Scientists explain the paradox of quantum forces in nanodevices
+ Rice rolls out next-gen nanocars
+ Nano particles for healthy tissue
+ Hybrid nanomaterials hold promise for improved ceramic composites
+ Scientists open new window into the nanoworld
+ The smallest motor in the world
+ Crystalline 'nanobrush' clears way to advanced energy and information tech

Sagetech Avionics and Kraus Hamdani Aerospace deliver ArduPilot integration
White Salmon WA (SPX) Nov 09, 2020
Sagetech Avionics, an innovative technology company providing industry-leading safety solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, a leading UAS technology company, has announced that they have completed the integration of Sagetech's UAV transponders with the world's leading open source autopilot, ArduPilot. The two companies successfully tested the new integra ... more
+ US approves sale of armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan
+ Australia'first autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance system will enhance maritime security
+ DARPA project strives for off-road unmanned vehicles that react like humans
+ Skyvision team wins AUVSI XCELLENCE award
+ Boeing to build unmanned aerial vehicles in Australia
+ Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq
+ Wacky indoor Amazon drone takes on privacy skeptics
UK Space Agency wins global award for sustainable development
London, UK (SPX) Nov 05, 2020
The GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Award has been given to the UK Space Agency. In its second year, the GEO awards programme, led by the EO4SDG initiative, looks to celebrate productivity, innovation, novelty, and exemplary efforts in the use of Earth observations for sustainable development. The UK Space Agency was given the award for its Inte ... more
+ Space to help build a green post-pandemic economy
+ South Korea to seek carbon neutrality by 2050: Moon
+ Japan PM Suga sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality
+ Xi's big carbon promise on the table as China's leaders meet
+ Greenpeace knocks ECB for carbon-heavy 'bias'
+ A renewable solution to keep cool in a warming world
+ Unprecedented energy use since 1950 has transformed humanity's geologic footprint

New kind of superconductivity discovered
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 09, 2020
Superconductivity is a phenomenon where an electric circuit loses its resistance and becomes extremely efficient under certain conditions. There are different ways in which this can happen which were thought to be incompatible. For the first time researchers discover a bridge between two of these methods to achieve superconductivity. This new knowledge could lead to a more general understanding ... more
+ Pushing the envelope with fusion magnets
+ Boosting the capacity of supercapacitors
+ Predictive model reveals function of promising energy harvester device
+ Infrared light antenna powers molecular motor
+ Realistic simulation of plasma edge instabilities in tokamaks
+ Highview Power and Enlasa to develop giga-scale cryogenic energy storage projects in Latin America
+ Good vibrations for new energy
U.S. Marine Corps reactivates 3rd Landing Support Battalion
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 03, 2020
The 3rd Marine Logistics Group this week reactivated the 3rd Landing Support Battalion in a ceremony aboard Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan. The 3rd LSB drew its lineage from the 3rd Service Battalion activated in 1942 amid WWII and was last known as the 3rd Division Service Group in 1976, according to a U.S. Marines Corps statement. Now that it's reactivated, it is ready to serve ... more
+ HII nets $315M for single-phase delivery of new John F. Kennedy carrier
+ GenDyn nabs $9.5B for construction of first 2 Columbia-class subs
+ Navy, Marines agree to integrated plan for southern commands
+ USS Gabrielle Giffords conducts counter-narcotics, LCS test missions
+ USS Marinette, latest Navy littoral combat ship, launched
+ India hosts key naval exercise with eye on China
+ U.S. Navy orders new insignia for easier identification of rank

Soldier involvement driving development of IVAS headset system
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 06, 2020
The U.S. Army is preparing its augmented reality headset for 2021 rollout with its latest "soldier touchpoint" for feedback, the third development milestone, having just been completed. Soldiers of the U.S. Marines and the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army participated in field tests and demonstrations of the next-generation Integrated Visual Augmentation System in late October at ... more
+ Pentagon releases Electromagnetic Superiority Strategy
+ Air Force Security Forces begin receiving better-fitted body armor
+ Army receives first Infantry Squad Vehicle in Michigan
+ Senators call for pause to Army's new Combat Fitness Test
+ Ribbon cutting marks opening of new lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
+ U.S. Army formally reactivates storied V Corps
+ Marine Lt. Col. Michael Regner relieved of command after July training accident
Large, deep Antarctic Ozone Hole persisting into November
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2020
Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds, also known as the polar vortex, supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that should persist into November, NOAA and NASA scientists reported Friday. The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak size at about 9.6 million square miles (24.8 million square kilometers), roughly three times the area of the c ... more
+ Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Prepared for Launch
+ Satellites help to retrace travel routes of Bronze Age herders in China
+ ISS: 20 years looking over Earth
+ Climate change space project awarded to Airbus UK
+ Germany land motion mapped
+ Location and extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI
+ NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible

Optimizing the design of new materials
Evanston IL (SPX) Nov 09, 2020
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new computational approach to accelerate the design of materials exhibiting metal-insulator transitions (MIT), a rare class of electronic materials that have shown potential to jumpstart future design and delivery of faster microelectronics and quantum information systems - foundational technologies behind Internet of Things devices and large- ... more
+ Monitoring open-cast mines better than before
+ 3D print experts discover how to make tomorrow's technology using ink-jet printed graphene
+ Portrait transmitted via 3D printing
+ Diversity, streaming reshape video games for a new generation
+ Price, date, games... PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
+ SpacePath ships compact, lightweight high-power amplifiers for European SATCOM project
+ Industrial-strength brine, meet your kryptonite
Lockheed Martin poised to deliver on national priority for Homeland Defense
Bethesda VA (SPX) Oct 19, 2020
Lockheed Martin teamed with Aerojet Rocketdyne on a proposal to compete for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) contract for The Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Lockheed Martin is offering an interceptor designed from the ground up as an all-up-round to address all elements of environmental survivability from day one. Our partner Aerojet Rocketdyne will power our primary propulsion to addr ... more
+ U.S. approves sale of missile defense system to Romania
+ Turkey plans live-fire exercise, missile defense tests
+ US Space Force contracts for 8 missile early warning satellites
+ US Army wants electronic jammer weapon with missile defense capabilities
+ Lockheed Martin selected to integrate missile warning onto EGS via FORGE
+ Japan's Abe urges stronger defences to face missiles
+ Advanced Patriot missile fails in live-fire test
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