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November 07, 2012
Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Scarborough, UK (SPX) Nov 05, 2012
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dictated by solar activity. As the solar wind increased and heated up the Earth's atmosphere, decay increased and it then slowed down again as the solar wind reduced. Early October, small inconsistencies in orbit data coming from SpaceTrack indicated that thruster firings were occurring but this time the e ... read more
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Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more

China's enigmatic 'princeling' Xi takes top spot
China's next leader Xi Jinping is a Communist aristocrat with a pop star wife, but his beliefs on the issues that will shape the country's next decade remain hidden behind an enigmatic demeanour. ... more

Hu leaves behind a mighty yet anxious China
Hu Jintao presided over a momentous decade in which China cemented its re-emergence as a global power, became the world's second-largest economy, and dazzled the world with a glittering Olympic Games. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Amazon takes on iPad with new Kindle Fire tablet

Hong Kong to restrict foreign homebuyers from 2013

US judge OKs partial settlement in e-book case

Nordic-Baltic states seek more cooperation

Outside View: Jobs outlook grim

Empire-style computers? Frenchman takes PCs to lap of luxury

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

EU businesses urge China's new leaders to speed reforms


Xi to take mantle of power in fast-changing China
The heirs of Mao Zedong convene this week to anoint China's next leaders, as the Communist Party maintains an iron grip on the economic powerhouse despite mounting calls for change in the Internet era. ... more

China's affable next PM may struggle to bring change
Li Keqiang, a bureaucrat with an easy smile, will soon step up China's Communist hierarchy on his way to the premiership, but a lack of dynamism casts doubt over his ability to bring change to the nation. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


China's decade under Hu Jintao
China's decade under Hu Jintao has seen record economic growth, greater openness driven by Internet and social media use, yet also an unbending political system. Among notable events are: ... more

China military shuffle to preserve Hu role: analysts
China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said Monday was probably aimed at ensuring President Hu Jintao remains commander-in-chief of the military after a 10-yearly leadership change. ... more
Park aims to widen Korean economic ties

Non-EU Swiss grapple with immigration rise

India's Wipro profits up 24%, beats forecast

China grants 95% tariff discount for Angolan exports

Iraq opens biggest trade fair in 20 years

Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest

Agriculture and food production contribute up to 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

Smallholder farmers need improved stake in Nile's development

Storm-battered Haitian farm sector needs $74 million: UN

Making barley less thirsty

Mali Islamist rebels urge dialogue, halt to hostilities

Somalia charcoal exports fuelling conflict flout UN ban

Outside View: Mounting tension in Mali

Uganda threat to quit Somalia poses danger

Nigeria military kills about 40 in northeast: residents

China auto firms in 'strategic alliance' to compete

Glow-in-the-dark roads will guide drivers

Toyota hikes full-year profit target, warns on China spat

US car giants report record October in China

Fuel economy in U.S. autos hits new high


'Communism camp' for China's future leaders
In the remote Jinggang mountains, China's future communist elite are being trained in Mao Zedong's former guerrilla base, an effort to buttress the revolutionary roots of a regime striving to maintain its legitimacy. ... more

China's painful past displayed under political shadow
A group of museums commemorating China's violent Cultural Revolution is opening up normally tightly controlled discussion of the chaotic era - but only up to a point. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh

Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns

Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found


Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan
Four Chinese government ships temporarily sailed into the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, Japan's coastguard said. ... more

Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey
Eight out of 10 people in China's major cities support political reform, according to a survey reported Wednesday, on the eve of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition. ... more

Mekong River attackers get death sentences
A Chinese court sentenced a drug baron from Myanmar and three of his alleged gang to death for the killing of 13 Chinese sailors in an attack on the Mekong River. ... more

China reformer seeks limits on Communists' power
A top Communist reformer has called for change in China on the eve of a 10-yearly power handover, saying that reining in the ruling party's unchecked power is the only way to modernise the nation. ... more

Rich-poor divide tops Chinese concerns for future: survey
Most Chinese see the widening income gap as the country's main problem over the next decade, according to a survey published Tuesday which highlighted a key challenge confronting the incoming leadership. ... more

Four handed death penalty for Chinese sailor deaths
Four members of a gang accused of masterminding the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year were sentenced to death at a court in southwest China on Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Space News from
Can a superconducting magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe

China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept


Lake Aibi shrinks as desertification rises
China faces a losing battle to restore Lake Aibi's ecosystem due to worsening desertification in the region of the salt lake, officials say. ... more

China files solar WTO complaint
China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against photovoltaic solar subsidies in the European Union. ... more

China auto firms in 'strategic alliance' to compete
Two major Chinese auto manufacturers said they have formed a strategic alliance, as China seeks to consolidate the industry and create national champions able to better compete with foreign players. ... more

Toyota hikes full-year profit target, warns on China spat
Toyota on Monday hiked its full-year profit forecast despite saying it expected to sell fewer cars due to weakness in Europe and slumping sales in China tied to a Sino-Japanese territorial row. ... more
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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