NASA

Lockheed-Boeing JV to fly into satellite launching space

United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture (JV) between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, is entering into miniature satellites segment. ULA is planning to launch a CubeSat carrier by mid 2017. ULA will explore business potential in launching small satellites for earth imaging, weather forecasting, internet relays, etc.

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Aerion and Airbus to Build New Supersonic Jet in 2021

American billionaire, Robert Bass, established Aerion in 2004. The company with engineering support from Airbus will formally launch the AS2 program next year. Currently, the Reno,based company is searching for manufacturing facility to start building its Aerion supersonic jet. This will become new supersonic jet after Concorde retirement in 2003.

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Antarctica is actually gaining ice: NASA

The U.S. space agency NASA claimed that the mass gain for Antarctic ice is greater than the loss suffered from melting. The latest study of NASA doesn't deny that ice mass in Antarctica is melting at an increased rate as a result of global warming but suggests ice mass gains outweigh the losses.

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Task force for recreational drone registration convenes

A task force charged with recommending rules for registering recreational drones or unmanned aerial vehicles convenes this Tuesday. The group composed of more than 20 people will be holding meetings until November 5.

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Microsoft announces latest update and HoloLens tour

Microsoft announces that the company will start its US tour for the HoloLens starting this October. The HoloLens which was first introduced to the audience back in January this year saw users will have the ability to incorporate hologram with the real world unlike the virtual reality program.

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NASA redesigns heat shield for Orion's EM-1 space mission in 2018

NASA is gearing up the Orion heat shield for its first space mission, the EM-1, in 2018. The new heat shield must survive extreme temperatures upon its travel to space.

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Florida County okays incentives to space firm Blue Origin

As part of its objective to promote industrial and business activity, Florida County has offered incentives to Blue Origin to make and launch rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Blue Origin has been promoted by billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and Chief Executive of Amazon.com. The space center is coming up in Brevard County.

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FAA recorded almost 700 drones and aircraft near collisions

FAA reported that there had been almost 700 close encounters between drones and planes. Drones have no permissions to soar the sky of more than 400 feet off the ground or within the five miles of any airport, but on the day of August 15, drones messed with air traffic in the Unites States, dozens of them.

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop starts construction in 2016; Oerlikon Leybold and Aecom joined in

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies had agreed to work with Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum and engineering design company, Aecom, to build Elon Musk's vision; the Hyperloop tube.

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NASA crowdsources a smartwatch for space; offers $1,500 to winning design

For $1,500, NASA is challenging programmers and UI designers to create a smartwatch app interface intended to be used by astronauts at the International Space Station. The contest will end on September 9.

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Soyuz TMA-17M lifts off successfully for International Space Station

NASA astronauts KJell Lindgren from the United States, Kimiya Yui from Japan and Oleg Kononenko from Russia had headed off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a five-month mission to the International Space Station.

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Back to the moon: NASA-funded study plans to return humans to the Moon

A NASA-funded study shows that humans could get back to the moon in the next ten years, and could live there in another ten years.

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Elon Musk points to faulty strut as likely cause of SpaceX rocket failure

Elon Musk has identified the possible reason why SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded mid-air on June 28th. And he says there's a valuable lesson to be learned.

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NASA New Horizon to reveal Pluto's mysterious shapes

For the first time in history, Pluto, a declared dwarf planet in 2006 will take center stage as NASA's New Horizon spacecraft moves closer to it for a fly-by expedition. The team will be observing curious shapes that could reveal the characteristics and composition of Pluto's surface.

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U.S. regulators give Amazon go-ahead for drone tests

Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy.

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