November 2016 Space News
- Indian Space Agency to Launch 83 Satellites in One Go Sputnik 30 Nov 2016 -- India is attempting to leverage its USP of low cost space launchers to attract foreign makers of micro satellites.
- CNREURAFSWA Establishes Facility in Redzikowo, Poland NNS 30 Nov 2016 -- Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) officially established Naval Support Facility (NSF) Redzikowo, Nov. 30, during a base establishment and change of command ceremony in Poland.
- US Military Support Facility With Upgraded Missile Defenses Opens in Poland Sputnik 30 Nov 2016 -- The Redzikowo Naval Support Facility (NSF) has opened in Poland, with a Polish battalion providing security for an accompanying US ballistic missile defense system, the US Navy announced in a press release on Wednesday.
- India's Space Program Makes Steady Gains Sputnik 30 Nov 2016 -- The Indian space program falters in the area of manned missions, but ISRO has made steady gains in unmanned missions and commercial launches of satellites, fueling keen interest by competitors like China.
- Russia to Expand Its Constellation of Earth Observation Satellites Sputnik 30 Nov 2016 -- Sputnik Brazil has asked representatives of Russia's space agency Roscosmos to say a few words about the Russian orbital constellation of remote Earth sensing satellites.
- Russia to Deploy New Space Surveillance System Elements in Four Regions Sputnik 27 Nov 2016 -- Advanced elements of the Russian Space Surveillance System will be deployed in a number of the country's regions, including Crimea and the Far East, in the next few years, according to Andrey Ivashina, spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces.
- Japan mulls deployment of US THAAD missiles Press TV 26 Nov 2016 -- Japan is moving closer to the deployment of a US missile system which is set to further escalate tensions in the region.
- Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24 Sputnik 25 Nov 2016 -- The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch the Kirameki-2 satellite that will be one of three military satellites, which will replace the civil analogues that are currently used for communication between Japan's military units.
- Director: DARPA Space Projects Critical to Shifting Trajectories AFPS 22 Nov 2016 -- National security critically depends on space, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is focused today on creating the capabilities needed to help make that environment a real-time operational domain, DARPA Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar said here recently.
- 45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch AFNS 21 Nov 2016 -- The 45th Space Wing supported NASA's successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Nov. 19.
- Roscosmos Ready to Continue Delivering Mixed Crews to ISS After 2018 Sputnik 20 Nov 2016 -- Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation is ready to continue the delivery of mixed crews to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2018 using Russian manned spacecraft, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov told reporters on Sunday.
- Veteran US Astronaut Sets Another Record in Orbit VOA 19 Nov 2016 -- The International Space Station has gained three new residents, including the oldest and most experienced female astronaut ever to orbit the world.
- Two astronauts return from China's longest-ever space mission Press TV 18 Nov 2016 -- Two Chinese astronauts have successfully returned to the Earth from China's longest manned space mission to date.
- China's first cargo ship Tianzhou-1 to be launched in 2017 People's Daily 15 Nov 2016 -- China will send its first cargo ship, Tiangong-1, into space in 2017, said Qi Faren, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering in Baoding, Hebei province.
- China launches Yunhai-1 meteorological satellite People's Daily 12 Nov 2016 -- China sent into space a meteorological satellite, Yunhai-1, at 7:14 a.m. Saturday from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's gobi desert.
- China's dark matter probe satellite detects 1.6 billion particles People's Daily 11 Nov 2016 -- China's first dark matter probe satellite had explored 1.6 billion particles by Nov. 10, 328 days after the detector started to search the signals of invisible material.
- Manned flight to near space to be launched in 2017 People's Daily 11 Nov 2016 -- A Shenzhen-based technology company plans to launch a manned near-space flight in 2017, despite its failed attempt to send a turtle into near space on Nov. 9
- Germany's Spy Agency May Get Its Own Satellite by 2022 Sputnik 11 Nov 2016 -- Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) will get its own satellite, possibly as soon as in 2022, German media report.
- China pulsar test satellite enters designated orbit People's Daily 10 Nov 2016 -- China's pulsar test satellite entered its designated orbit following its launch at 7:42 a.m. Thursday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
- USS San Diego Completes NASA Orion Mission NNS 07 Nov 2016 -- Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module Nov. 1.
- THAAD Decision Derails Seoul-Beijing Military Talks Sputnik 06 Nov 2016 -- Seoul and Beijing have suspended their high-level defense talks as a result of South Korea's decision to deploy a controversial American anti-missile system in the country.
- MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite Reaches Orbit, Begins Pre-Operational Testing Lockheed Martin 04 Nov 2016 -- The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) for the U.S. Navy has reached orbit, successfully deployed its solar arrays and antennas, and is beginning pre-operational, on-orbit testing.
- New heavy-lift carrier rocket boosts China's space dream People's Daily 04 Nov 2016 -- China on Thursday launched its new heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5.
- China urges halt of U.S. THAAD deployment in ROK People's Daily 04 Nov 2016 -- China on Friday urged the United States to stop deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea (ROK).
- China's FAST telescope reportedly to join search for E.T. People's Daily 04 Nov 2016 -- China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) has been operating in Guizhou province since September. As the world's most sensitive telescope, FAST's services are in high demand among scientists from a wide range of fields. The newest scientific "client" in line is none other than SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, based in Berkeley, California.
- US to deploy THAAD missiles to South Korea in 10 months Press TV 04 Nov 2016 -- The US military says it will deploy its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea within eight to 10 months.
- China to Take Steps to Protect Security Amid THAAD Deployment in Korea Sputnik 04 Nov 2016 -- Beijing is expected to undertake all necessary steps aimed at protection of country's security interests in case of the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Friday.
- Japan launches next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9 People's Daily 02 Nov 2016 -- Japan on Wednesday launched a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite "Himawari-9," aiming to further improve meteorological services in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Navy's MUOS-5 Satellite Reaches Orbit NNS 03 Nov 2016 -- The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas.
- China initiates country's first centimeter-level positioning system People's Daily 02 Nov 2016 -- China has launched its first centimeter-level positioning system, which can significantly improve the accuracy of its domestic navigation satellite system.
- China plans commercial space voyages for 2020 People's Daily 02 Nov 2016 -- China's state-owned commercial aerospace manufacturer and provider has planned a three-step strategy to ignite the country's space tourism industry, Global Times reported.
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