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Business

Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Defense

Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

Posted February 5, 2016 by Dan Hawkins

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Local

Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

Posted February 5, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.

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Technology

NASA Global Hawk studies severe El Nino weather over Pacific

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The NASA Global Hawk will conduct several missions to collect detailed data over the Pacific Ocean from complex El Niño weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures across the equator. The Northrop Grumman-built NASA Global Hawk missions will take place from February to March as part of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led missions. The…

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Local

Knight wants NASA funding to go supersonic

Posted February 5, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Flying supersonic would be the way that Rep. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, would like to travel from his home 25th District back to Washington, D.C., and he thinks a lot of other people would like to arrive at their destinations twice as fast.

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Space

Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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Defense

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 5, 2016 by A1C Ridge Shan

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

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Space

NASA inspires teachers

Posted February 5, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Office of Education held a workshop at the Aero Institute in Palmdale Calif., recently to help teachers from across the Antelope Valley bring the adventures of space into the class room.

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Business

Thermal vacuum test validates Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite design

Posted February 3, 2016 by

Engineers at Lockheed Martin recently proved their design for the world's most powerful Global Positioning System satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit.

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Defense

Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Patty Welsh Hanscom AFB, Mass.

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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