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NASA kicks off study to add crew to first flight of Orion, SLS

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force

For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper.

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NASA wind tunnel tests Lockheed Martin’s X-plane design for quieter supersonic jet

Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane preliminary design at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

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Team tests ground equipment concept demonstrator here

A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit here.

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Navy E6-B completes test mission at Edwards

A U.S. Navy E6-B recently completed testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and returned to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 7, 2017.


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Headlines – February 27, 2017

Posted  February 27, 2017

News Why a few American Marines in Taiwan pose so many problems for China-U.S. ties – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy Marines at a U.S. representative’s office in Taiwan is yet another challenge to Beijing’s most cherished one-China principle. It follows a string of recent controversial actions from Trump, including his phone call…

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News Briefs – February 27, 2017

Posted  February 27, 2017

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as U.S. warily observes Iran’s navy began an annual drill Feb. 26 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver…

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Space

NASA kicks off study to add crew to first flight of Orion, SLS

Posted  February 27, 2017

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

Full Story »

Business

Raytheon demonstrates first ever geolocation capability for radar warning receiver Single-ship

Posted  February 27, 2017

Raytheon demonstrated, in a recent flight test, single-ship geolocation capability for the ALR-69A(V), a first for any radar warning receiver. The AN/ALR-69A(V) — the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver — enhances aircrew survivability, providing “sensors forward” situational awareness at lower costs than competing systems through simple software modifications. “Adding single-ship geolocation capability to a…

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Defense

Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force

Posted  February 27, 2017

For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper.

Full Story »