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April 16, 2014
Middle Eastern country orders more border radar
Toulouse, France (UPI) Apr 10, 2013
An unidentified Middle East country has ordered additional border security radars from Airbus Defense and Space, the company reports. Under the award - an extension to an existing contract for more than 40 Spexer 2000 radars now operating in the country - Airbus Defense and Space will deliver four systems but no delivery schedule was detailed. Spexer 2000 is optimized for the surveillance of borders and areas over long distances. It features high Doppler and velocity resolution and hig ... read more
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Headwall Extends Global Reach in Asia/Pac and Israel
Headwall has responded to rapidly growing demand for its advanced hyperspectral sensors by adding reseller partners in both Singapore/Asia-Pac and Israel. The moves come as Headwall is poised to unv ... more

Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications
Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use pl ... more

Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine
Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings. During the launch, the 12 m-long rada ... more
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NASA Radar Watches Over California's Aging Levees
One morning in 2008, research scientist Cathleen Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was flying over the San Andreas fault near San Francisco, testing a new radar instrume ... more


China eyes 'global monitoring network' of surveillance satellites
To compensate the frustration over the endless search for missing the Malaysian airliner, Chinese scientists have doubled efforts to promote their project of a huge satellites network, which will en ... more
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World's most powerful VHF radar to be overhauled in Russia
The Daryal early warning radar, based near the town of Pechora in the Komi Republic, will undergo in-depth modernization without being taken off duty before 2016, Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman ... more

Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy. All may be possible due to breakthrough photonics researc ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

DPRK vows self-defense measures against US hostility

Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt


The Space Debris Radar Developed By Indra Passes ESA Tests
The demonstrator radar developed by Indra for detecting objects in space has successfully passed the validation tests performed within the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) p ... more

Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days
Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A's first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite throu ... more

US's old satellites cannot track Malaysian airplane, as war drones suck funds dry
The US's old satellites cannot track the missing Malaysian airplane as money is being spent on war drones instead. As the world grows obsessed with drone imagery, it comes at the expense of ignoring ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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NASA Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value
NASA's Seasat satellite became history long ago, but it left a legacy of images of Earth's ocean, volcanoes, forests and other features that were made by the first synthetic aperture radar ever moun ... more

Prepping for radar vision
Sentinel-1A, Europe's first satellite for Copernicus, is almost ready for launch on 3 April. Meanwhile, ESA is showing how its advanced radar will map ice, monitor subsidence and much more. Ma ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

Shale oil, gas production to increase, says

Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China


US gains additional protection against ballistic missiles
The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of ... more

Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find
New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecra ... more

Plane mystery deepens Malaysia Airlines' financial woes
The mystery surrounding the fate of a possibly hijacked Malaysia Airlines plane raises the spectre of costly lawsuits and a damaging drop in bookings for a national carrier already haemorrhaging cash in the face of intense competition. ... more
Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal: poll

IAI closer to producing F-35 wings

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt

GenDyn Canada enhancing Portuguese Navy sonar

Navy contracts General Dynamics to develop weapons-related software

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Global Positioning System

Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Full Production Contracts For Next Two GPS 3 Satellites

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

China uses satellite, drones to fight pollution

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Developing GOSAT-2 Satellite System


Getting hyperspectral image data down to a sprint
Materials of similar appearance can be unambiguously identified by the respective color spectrum. Hyperspectral cameras deliver the requisite spectral data. A new software product can process these ... more

Northrop Grumman GATOR System To Start Low-Rate Initial Production Phase
On Jan. 24, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition approved the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) ... more

NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La., that year. ... more

Payload prep continues for Arianespace Soyuz for Sentinel-1A
The first spacecraft for Europe's Copernicus Earth observation program - Sentinel-1A - is now undergoing pre-launch checkout at the Spaceport, readying it for an April 3 liftoff on Arianespace's nex ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search


Raytheon awarded contract for Patriot


The Republic of Korea's Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6 to be launched in 2019


Radar Images of near-Earth Asteroid 2006 DP14


USAF reveals 'neighborhood watch' satellite program


First Copernicus satellite at launch site


China Focus: Uneasy rest begins for China's troubled Yutu rover


Is Yutu Stuck?


Outside View: Genocide in Fallujah


Scalable Agile Beam Radar Brings Advanced Capabilities to Global F-16 Fleets


Sentinel-1 spreads its wings

Raytheon kicks off 15th year of GaN innovation

Atlas Elektronik zeros in on Indian sonar deal

Scalable Agile Beam Radar Rapidly Achieves Major Program Milestones

Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice

New NASA Laser Technology Reveals How Ice Measures Up

Raytheon secures first international customer for its F-16 RACR AESA radar

Oman orders NASAMS air defense system

NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

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