extra extra newspaperUS-Australia agreement promotes space situational awareness
OFFUTT AFB NB (AFPS) May 31, 2013 – A new agreement made between the United States and Australia represents the first in what U.S. Strategic Command’s commander hopes will be many that promote transparency in the space domain. Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler signed the agreement on behalf of the United States, short-cutting the process for the Australian government to request data through STRATCOM’s Space Situational Awarene … more

US army seeks new technology to replace GPS
Washington (AFP) May 31, 2013 – The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon’s research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research group behind a range of spy tech and which helped invent the Internet, was also the driving force behind the creation of the Global Positioning System, director Ar … more

Plug-and-Play technology for microsatellites has been experimentally confirmed
Skolkovo, Russia (SPX) May 31, 2013 – SPUTNIX specialists within the work on creation of a microsatellite platform TabletSat have assembled and tested the onboard control system equipment based on Space Plug- and-Play Architecture (SPA) specifications. This set of open standards has been developed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA, jointly with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL. The onb … more