Space technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25803/all en China's space activities raising US satellite security concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/chinas-space-activities-raising-us-satellite-security-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. cited Chinese potential to target satellites at higher orbits</p> <p>* Non-profit group said new Chinese anti-satellite test likely soon</p> <p>* United States has conducted its own anti-satellite work</p> <p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/chinas-space-activities-raising-us-satellite-security-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Space technology Spacecraft Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734012 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-China's space activities raising US satellite security concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rpt-chinas-space-activities-raising-us-satellite-security-conce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. cited Chinese potential to target satellites at higher orbits</p> <p>* Non-profit group said new Chinese anti-satellite test likely soon</p> <p>* United States has conducted its own anti-satellite work</p> <p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/rpt-chinas-space-activities-raising-us-satellite-security-conce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Space technology Spacecraft Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734102 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia plans to send probe to moon in 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/russia-plans-send-probe-moon-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First Russian moon probe since 1970s</p> <p>* Early leader in space race, Russia never put man on moon</p> <p>* New space centre being built in Russian far east</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Russia will resume a long-dormant quest to explore the moon by sending an unmanned probe there in 2015, the head of the space agency was quoted as saying on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/russia-plans-send-probe-moon-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Space technology Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734984 at http://www.globalpost.com NASA to test 'BEAM', Balloon-like dwelling on International Space Station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Space stations Space technology Spaceflight Technology Innovation United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:31:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735212 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NASA to pay $17.8 million for Bigelow Aerospace prototype</p> <p>* Free-flying inflatable habitats planned for commercial lease</p> <p>* Module to launch in 2015 on SpaceX cargo ship</p> <p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>LAS VEGAS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Space stations Space technology Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735288 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Into deep space: 2nd U.S. firm takes aim at mining asteroids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/deep-space-2nd-us-firm-takes-aim-at-mining-asteroids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects name and location of museum in 8th paragraph)</p> <p>* Deep Space Industries plans in-orbit manufacturing</p> <p>* Preparatory missions to survey, sample asteroids</p> <p>* Satellite refueling anticipated by 2020</p> <p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan 22 - A team of entrepreneurs and engineers unveiled plans on Tuesday for a space mining company that would tap nearby asteroids for raw materials to fuel satellites and manufacture components in orbit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/deep-space-2nd-us-firm-takes-aim-at-mining-asteroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Space Space technology Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738050 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform.</p> <p>"There was an accident during the Zenit rocket launch," a source at the Energia corporation that makes the Zenit-3SL rocket used to launch the Intelsat satellite said by telephone.</p> <p>"The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean. We have formed a commission to figure out the cause."</p> <p>Energia chief Vitaly Lopota said the Russian rocket's engine appeared to fail less than a minute after the evening launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742649 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform in Russia's latest space failure.</p> <p>The accident meant the Boeing corporation lost an Intelsat satellite that was to provide TV feeds not only the the United States but also Europe and Latin America.</p> <p>"There was an accident during the Zenit rocket launch," a source at the Energia corporation that makes the Zenit-3SL rocket used to lift up the Intelsat satellite told AFP.</p> <p>"The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742703 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform in Moscow's latest space failure.</p> <p>The rocket may have veered off course from the moment of take-off because of heavy waves battering the former northern seas oil platform, initial reports said.</p> <p>The Intelsat-27's loss means the giant Boeing aerospace corporation would for now be unable to fit the final piece of a constellation mean to provide TV feeds across Europe and the United States. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-launched-satellite-plunges-pacific-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742801 at http://www.globalpost.com NASA's robotic rover Curiosity drills into Martian rock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/nasas-robotic-rover-curiosity-drills-martian-rock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - For the first time, NASA's rover Curiosity used its on-board drill to collect a sample of Martian bedrock that might offer evidence of a long-gone wet environment, the U.S. space agency reported on Saturday.</p> <p>Drilling down 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) into a patch of sedimentary bedrock, Curiosity collected the rock powder left by the drill and will analyze it using its own laboratory instruments, NASA said in a statement. This is the first time a robot has drilled to collect a Martian sample.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/nasas-robotic-rover-curiosity-drills-martian-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751257 at http://www.globalpost.com In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/milestone-mars-rover-collects-first-bedrock-sample <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a first, the Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday.</p> <p>Using a drill at the end of its robotic arm, Curiosity bore a hole 0.6 inches (1.6 centimeters) wide and 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) deep into the rock, generating powder for evaluation, NASA said in a statement.</p> <p>"The most advanced planetary robot ever designed now is a fully operating analytical laboratory on Mars," said agency official John Grunsfeld.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/milestone-mars-rover-collects-first-bedrock-sample" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:01:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751301 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>NASA's robotic rover Curiosity drills into Martian rock</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Florida Space technology Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751366 at http://www.globalpost.com NASA rover drills into its first Martian rock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/nasa-rover-drills-its-first-martian-rock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rover looking for ingredients needed for life</p> <p>* Drill obtains samples from inside rocks</p> <p>By Irene and Klotz</p> <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Feb. 9 (Reuters) - The Mars rover Curiosity drilled into the Martian surface for the first time as part of an effort to learn if the planet most like Earth in the solar system ever had conditions to support microbial life, NASA said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/nasa-rover-drills-its-first-martian-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751526 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>NASA rover drills into its first Martian rock</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752326 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>NASA rover drills into its first Martian rock</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752625 at http://www.globalpost.com