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NASA selects launch services contract for Jason-3 mission

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Jason-3 spacecraft in December 2014 aboard a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket from Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total value of the Jason-3 launch service is approximately $82 million. This estimated cost includes the task…

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SMC vice commander speaks at Muscle Beach Memorial Day

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Alicia Garges

Bodybuilders and the military came together to celebrate Memorial Day on Venice’s Muscle Beach in an uniquely Southern California way during the Annual Muscle Beach Classic, May 28. This year’s military...

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Northrop Grumman sponsors collaborative engineering project

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has partnered with two California State University schools to sponsor a year-long student...

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Wargaming America to bring history alive with virtual ship battles aboard USS Iowa

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The USS Iowa battleship made its final voyage to its new home in the Port of Los Angeles last week and Wargaming America has been hard at work creating virtual battle scenarios for future USS Iowa visitors...

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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STEP nominations due by April 6

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Stripes for Exceptional Performers nomination packages meeting the Central STEP Board and the Combatant Command Board are due to the Air Force Personnel Center enlisted promotions section by April 6, AFPC officials said. The fiscal year 2012 central and COCOM boards will meet April 23-24, according to SMSgt. Jeff Noxon, enlisted promotions and training superintendent….

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2012 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit announced

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will hold their fourth joint Global Product Data Interoperability Summit Nov. 12-15, at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Chandler, Ariz. The theme of this year’s summit is “Product Data Quality Integrated Throughout the Value Stream.” The summit has become the premier event for industry professionals concerned with interoperability issues that…

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Boeing ships third GPS IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing shipped the third of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter July 9. SVN-65 is scheduled to be launched in the fourth…

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DARPA seeks robot enthusiasts (and you) to face off for $2 million prize

Posted April 13, 2012 by

As iconic symbols of the future, robots rank high with flying cars and starships, but basic robots are already in use in emergency response, industry, defense, healthcare…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation launches STEM Flixâ„¢

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Young people nationwide will get a fun-filled and entertaining lesson in science, technology, engineering and mathematics when they head to the theaters and online this summer, thanks to the Northrop Grumman...

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