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China denies it is behind hacking of U.S. satellites

October 31, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing on Monday denied a U.S. commission's claim that China may have been responsible for hacking incidents on U.S. environment-monitoring satellites, saying that the committee had "ulterior motives" in writing such a draft report.

Storm forces NASA to call off underwater simulation

October 28, 2011 10:27 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA evacuated astronauts and scientists participating in an underwater space simulation in the Florida Keys over concerns about Hurricane Rina, officials said on Wednesday.

200-Watt AC-DC Switchers Can Withstand Condensing Atmospheres

October 26, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abbott Technologies Inc. has extended its AM military power supply product line, and now offers a family of AC-DC switchers that can withstand condensing and other extreme environments. The new products, designated the AM200EC family, employ light-weight circuit board coatings and

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Prototype passenger spaceship poised for launch

October 26, 2011 7:12 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A prototype passenger spaceship developed by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies arrived in Florida on Sunday for launch on a practice cargo run to the International Space Station, officials said on Monday.

China says to launch unmanned space-docking craft

October 26, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

China said on Wednesday it will launch within weeks its first spacecraft capable of docking with a module it put into orbit last month, in what will mark a crucial test of its growing space program.

Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super-rugged Versions

October 25, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can

GA-ASI Support of the Army Warfighter Continues to Grow

October 25, 2011 11:02 am | News | Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today provided an update on recent accomplishments of its U.S. Army UAS and radar programs. At the Army’s Manned-Unmanned Systems Integration Capability (MUSIC) exercise held September 16 at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah...

U.S. astronaut eager for ''sports car'' space ride

October 24, 2011 9:25 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Veteran U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank said on Monday he was eager to fly Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, likening it to a sports car and NASA's space shuttle to a big truck.

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Custom MMIC Design Services wins a 2011 Army Achievement Award

October 20, 2011 11:03 am | News | Comments

Custom MMIC Design Services was awarded a 2011 Army Achievement Award in recognition of its innovative work on high efficiency, low power, low noise MMIC amplifiers for SATCOM applications.

Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

October 20, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the value of 'crowd-sourcing' to science and planetary defence.

Satellite pieces may hit Earth on weekend

October 20, 2011 10:36 am | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pieces of a retired German satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere may crash to earth this weekend, the German Aerospace Center said Thursday.

Soyuz set for first French Guiana launch

October 20, 2011 10:33 am | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz rocket will blast off from French Guiana on Thursday in a new East-West partnership designed to redraw commercial competition in space.

Sine Wave Inverters Provide Up to 3000 VA for Rail, Military and Industrial Apps

October 13, 2011 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced a series of efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000 VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of

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12-bit DACs Suit Speed-Critical Applications

October 12, 2011 1:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DATEL announced the DAC-12100 Series of low power 12-bit current output digital to analog converters that have TTL/CMOS compatible inputs. With a 100 MHz conversion rate, these ultra-high speed devices suit speed critical applications such as

Sofradir awarded multi-million Euro MUSIS-CSO Infrared contract

October 11, 2011 12:09 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announces today that it has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the MUSIS/CSO next generation Earth observation military satellites.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions TRUs Fly on Gulfstream G650

October 10, 2011 2:49 pm | News | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions was selected by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to supply its Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU) on the Gulfstream G650. The five 250A TRUs on each G650 provide DC bus power throughout the aircraft. The TRU is common across the Gulfstream fleet of both the existing G450 & G550 and the new G650 aircraft. This commonality across the fleet will help

Mars Express observes clusters of recent craters in Ares Vallis

October 7, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

Newly released images taken by ESA’s Mars Express show an unusual accumulation of young craters in the large outflow channel called Ares Vallis. Older craters have been reduced to ghostly outlines by the scouring effects of ancient water.

Dream is over for Virgin Galactic space tourist

October 7, 2011 5:56 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Venture capitalist Alan Walton has trekked to the North Pole, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and skydived over Mount Everest. A hop into space to enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness would have been the ultimate adventure.

Power and Control Module Suits Rugged Environments

October 6, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems announced a rugged Power and Control Module (PCM) board that provides high level control and bridging to a system host via Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), USB, RS-232 and CANbus. This rugged

Planar Transformers Tout High Performance From Space-Saving Designs

October 6, 2011 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduced a full lineup of planar transformers which are asserted to deliver high-performance from compact, low-profile designs. The planar transformers provide low leakage inductance and repeatable capacitance. Available in

Triaxial Accelerometers Are Tailored for Low-to-Medium Frequency Applications

October 6, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments has introduced the 7503A Series, a family of high precision triaxial MEMS DC accelerometers designed for use in both commercial and military applications. The accelerometers combine a

ESA finds that Venus has an ozone layer too

October 6, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus. Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers on Earth and Mars will help astronomers refine their searches for life on other planets.

Composite Shell Circular Connectors Suit Low Weight Apps

October 5, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies' Spectrum Control product line announces its new composite connector series. These composite connectors feature shells fabricated from high grade thermoplastic. Designed to

GreenPeak Silicon Selected by the European Space Agency

October 4, 2011 12:47 pm | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced that its radio communication controller chip was assessed by the European Space Center, ESA/ESTEC, for use in aerospace applications and was endorsed for its superior RF performance, ultra-low power requirement and excellent interference robustness. 

GreenPeak Selected by the European Space Agency

October 4, 2011 6:01 am | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced that its radio communication controller chip was assessed by the European Space Center, ESA/ESTEC, for use in aerospace applications and was endorsed for its superior RF performance...

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