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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Brett Clashman Defense

B-1 CBM+ goes live!

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-1 Program Office in coordination with the Product Support Engineering Division and C-5 community, is leading the way as an initial pilot program participant for Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+).

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Air Force announces bases to support B-21 Raider mission

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, Calif., to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.

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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology project passes major milestone

NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

NASA photograph courtesy of NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ MSSS/ JHU-APL Space

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.


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Headlines – November 19, 2018

Posted  November 19, 2018

News Here’s what Pentagon’s first-ever audit found – The Pentagon’s first-ever audit discovered major flaws in how it handles IT processes and challenges with its internal tracking databases, but did not discover any major cases of fraud or abuse.     Business Australia makes its pick for drone fleet – Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne…

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News Briefs – November 19, 2018

Posted  November 19, 2018

U.S. military chief says tech giants should work with Pentagon The top U.S. military officer says it’s problematic that American tech companies don’t want to work with the Pentagon but are willing to engage with the Chinese market. U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford told the Halifax International Security Forum Nov….

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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

Posted  November 19, 2018

On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.

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Hill AFB F-35 drops GBU-49 in combat training

Posted  November 19, 2018

Air Force photograph A pilot assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron drops a GBU-39 bomb from an F-35A Lightning II Nov. 7. 2018. The 34th FS is the first unit to employ the GBU-39 in combat training. The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently returned…

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U.S. Air Force awards E-8C Joint STARS fleet total systems support responsibility contract to Northrop Grumman

Posted  November 19, 2018

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parson E-8C Joint STARS aircrew members monitor moving target indication data at their operator work stations during a mission supporting BALTOPS 2018 and Saber Strike 18 exercises at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup, Denmark, June 12, 2018. The JSTARS team consists of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th…

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