Space Launch System

The Space Launch System (SLS) is the next step in NASA’s space exploration programme. The retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011 has left America without a means to take their own astronauts to orbit for the first time since 1981, but such a step was necessary in order to transition from missions into low Earth orbit (LEO) to deep space missions.

LEO is being left to the realm of private space companies, with NASA now focusing its exploration efforts almost solely on deep space. The SLS is the rocket that will enable humans to reach new destinations such

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SOAR mini-shuttle

An ambitious Swiss company has come up with a novel and incredibly economic concept to launch satellites into orbit by 2017.

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S3 (otherwise known as Swiss Space Systems) is based in the western part of Switzerland and was founded in 2012 by military pilot and mechanical engineer Pascal Jaussi. Its motto is ‘Space for all’ and one of its ambitious goals is to open a space port by the year 2015 then start test-launching by 2017. S3 is aiming to put small satellites of up to 250 kilograms (551 pounds) into a standard satellite orbit in

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Since their launch, in

2005, Nexera canola and sunflower seeds, used for making cooking oils, have become one of Dow

Chemical’s best-selling product lines. The seeds and the oils offer many advantages: The seeds yield more than twice as much oil per hectare as soybeans, making them an attractive crop for farmers. The oils’ longer shelf and

“fry” lives lower the operating costs of food manufacturers and food service companies. And, last but not least, the oils have lower levels of saturated fat than competing products and contain no trans fats.

Dow’s breakthrough shows business at its best: innovating to meet society’s needs and

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Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is American company SpaceX’s answer to the heavy-lift conundrum. It currently has a rocket in use called the Falcon 9, which is responsible for taking the Dragon cargo spacecraft to the ISS, but this bigger rocket will enable SpaceX to take larger payloads into orbit and beyond.

CEO Elon Musk outlined the need for a rocket of this size back in 2011. Some have suggested that NASA should use the Falcon Heavy for deep space missions rather than building the SLS, but ultimately the Falcon Heavy will have just half the lifting power of the later SLS,

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Adobe shoots for the clouds but leaves key features grounded at launch

Last year’s Creative Cloud review advised that Adobe would have to work fast to keep users hooked after the first year, especially for those invested in packaged CS6 software. Little more than a year later, Creative Cloud is now mandatory—and the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.

While Adobe has mostly delivered on updated desktop applications, the glue holding the whole subscription-based service together remains a work in progress, with key features MIA at launch. Unlike last year, customers are forced to be


Cold War Leviathans

Some of the largest vehicles ever put into military operation were developed by the Soviet Union during the latter years of the Cold War; the descendants of which remain in service with the modern Russian Army. These highly specialised vehicles were developed for a specific strategic purpose, at immense expense in terms of engineering development and project cost. They were developed to transport and launch the Soviet Union’s ultimate nuclear deterrent -intercontinental rockets armed with multiple nuclear warheads, later generations of which had a strike capability of hitting targets in the US or China from pre-prepared launch sites in the

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The experimental engine for rockets Soyuz has confirmed its efficiency

October 16 scientific test complex of JSC "NPO Energomash" without removal from the stand held the fifth fire test of the experimental oxygen-kerosene rocket engine for the first stages of launch vehicles such as Russian rocket "Soyuz" and foreign launch vehicles.

The engine equipped with a large number of extra dimensions vibration state of stress and temperature fluctuations in the course of the five tests worked for 678 seconds.

Tests carried out successfully completed the first phase of the experimental confirmation of performance of a new modification of oxygen-kerosene rocket engine, developed from the technology and experience in

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Six Globalstar-2 satellites successfully launched into the target orbit launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a with RB Frigate

Six communications satellites Globalstar-2 successfully inserted into the target orbit launch vehicle "Soyuz-2.1a" with the upper stage "Fregat". Satellite communication system Globalstar offers satellite communications for voice and data transmission. The devices are located on the low circular orbits. Rejoice for the successful launch of Globalstar and wish the success of these satellites and the further order the launch of new satellites into our rockets!


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Chechnya: House-Building Plant increases production capacity

SUE "House-Building Plant" started in the town of Argun second line formless molding and production of slabs. A little earlier, here is the launch line of small-piece molding of concrete products.

Through the application of technology "Tensiland", made in Spain at the plant "Prensoland", plates meet all the latest requirements of earthquake resistance and able to withstand a load factor of 2 greater than the reinforcing plate.

According to Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Chechen Republic, the launch of new production facilities, "house-building plant" allowed to create more jobs. And "this is

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Watch Factory Rocket

The oldest company of Russia, Petrodvorets Watch Factory "Rocket", was founded by Peter I in 1721. Since 1962, the factory produces watches "Rocket", named after the first space flight by Yuri Gagarin. In 2009, the company entered into a stage of reorganization, under the direction of Creative Director Jacques von Count Polje.

The factory were invited hour engineers from Switzerland, who at various times worked with Rolex, Breguet, Hautlance and dr.Super model Natalia Vodianova joined the team Petrodvorets Watch Factory in 2010. Natalia creates a new watch design "Rocket", which will appear in 2012.Today Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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