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Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

December 29, 2011 6:15 am | by Jim Finkle, Reuters | News | Comments

The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran's nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to new research from Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Mouser Stocking TE Connectivity’s Fortis Zd Backplane Connectors

December 28, 2011 12:23 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking TE Connectivity’s Fortis Zd backplane connectors. TE offers the Fortis Zd backplane connectors as a modular backplane connector system that combines

What You Can Do Now About Semiconductor Counterfeiting

December 28, 2011 11:34 am | by George Karalias, Rochester Electronics, www.rocelec.com | Articles | Comments

If you’re “in the industry,” you’ve seen a flurry of articles recently about the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense (DOD)supply chain. The hearing addressed the March 2011 investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the DOD supply chain. The hearing revealed bad news and good news, but for once, it seems that the good news may be winning.

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CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

December 28, 2011 9:40 am | News | Comments

ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.

ESA astronaut André Kuipers arrives at the Space Station

December 28, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononeko and Don Pettit docked today with the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. They will work aboard the Station now for five months and return to Earth in May.

Johnson Controls, U.S. Army announce first contract following President Obama's energy efficiency directives

December 27, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala....

RIU Subsystem Adapts On-the-Fly to Fit Different System Profiles

December 22, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses

Ex-hacker testifies about reporting U.S. Army leaks suspect

December 21, 2011 6:09 am | by Lily Kuo, Reuters | News | Comments

A former computer hacker testified on Tuesday that he led authorities to the suspected source of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history after several days of online chats with Bradass87, an alias for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning.

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Silicone Encased Cables Provide Absolute Reliability in Military Robotic Applications

December 20, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Unmanned Ground Based Military Robotic Vehicles that require absolute reliability in Mission Critical and Extreme Environment Conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, Cicoil’s flat silicone cables provide space and weight savings...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Raytheon's New Naval Multiband Satellite System

December 19, 2011 5:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Richard Smith (left) and Richard Kane (right) of Raytheon about the new Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT).

New Scale’s miniature linear motion systems head to orbit on recently launched satellite

December 16, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

New Scale Technologies (www.newscaletech.com) today announced that its miniature linear actuator modules were on board the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28.

Sofradir scores hat trick in space mission contract wins in 2011

December 15, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announced today that it has been awarded a contract in the value of tens of millions of euros to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the next generation of European meteorological satellites, MTG.

Micro Power Electronics Announces Merger

December 13, 2011 1:21 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.

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European ministers emphasise the role of space for the security of Europe and its citizens

December 8, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

29 ministers of the ESA-EU Space Council underlined the importance of space systems for security. They drew attention to the role of satellite systems - particularly Galileo, EGNOS and GMES - as the backbone for improving Europe's response to emergencies.

NASA catalogs thousands of asteroids near Earth

December 7, 2011 7:54 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

About 1,000 asteroids big enough to cause catastrophic damage if they hit Earth are orbiting relatively nearby, a NASA survey shows.

Rotary Code Switches Withstand High-Temperature Soldering

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for

C-band Gallium Nitride High-Electron Mobility Transistors Address Satellite Earth Stations

December 1, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed two Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) C-band (4–8GHz) amplifiers for satellite earth stations.

December 2011: Military & Aerospace

December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.

Low-g Accelerometers Support Variety of Zero-to-Medium Frequency Apps

November 30, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides

NASA rover launched to seek out life clues on Mars

November 29, 2011 10:34 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Saturday, launching a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered NASA rover toward Mars to look for clues on what could sustain life on the Red Planet.

Conduction-Cooled Keying System Targets Military and Ruggedized Systems

November 29, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentair Technical Products, Schroff is now offering the Calmark/Birtcher line of conduction-cooled keying system for applications that require a more robust solution than conventional front-panel assemblies, such as military and ruggedized systems.

SATCOM Antenna Selected for Boeing 747 Upgrade

November 28, 2011 6:10 am | News | Comments

Cobham’s HGA-7001 SATCOM high gain antenna subsystem has been selected by Virgin Atlantic for the airline’s Boeing 747 cabin upgrade programme to commence in 2012.

Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

November 23, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

Satellites and Sun connect isolated communities to the world

November 23, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum.

ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia's Phobos Mars mission

November 23, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. The contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after launch on 8 November. ESA teams are working closely with engineers in Russia...

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