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Original 1972 space shuttle mock-up to emerge

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Just when it seemed all the space shuttles had been doled out to museums for display, it turns out there’s one more – sort of. A full-size mock-up built in 1972 by the shuttle contractor Rockwell has for years been under wraps in a dark and empty warehouse in Downey, Calif., a southeast Los Angeles…

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Gladiators challenge TCM troops

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Stephanie Rubi Capt. Richard McNell, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing sexual assault response coordinator, jousts against Wolf, American Gladiator, April 2, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Service members were able to compete against American Gladiators in similar games played on the TV show. McNell is deployed from Los Angeles…

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First spacecraft flight recorder for Webb telescope delivered to Northrop Grumman

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope’s science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman by its teammate SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo. “Without science data, there would be no mission, so this is a very important milestone for the Webb program,”…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates integrated receiver circuit operating at 850 GHz under DARPA Terahertz Electronics Program

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has demonstrated an 850 gigahertz integrated receiver that brings the company much closer to being the first to reach a Department of Defense goal for developing transistor-based electronics that can operate at center frequencies past 1 terahertz. Company engineers reported they scaled the frequency rate to 850 GHz, or…

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Northrop Grumman completes flight hardware for tower supporting space telescope mirrors, science instruments

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has completed the flight composite components for the structure that connects the Optical Telescope Element to the spacecraft on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft….

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2012 Football Frenzy underway at AF clubs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

Four airmen have already reaped the rewards of their Air Force club membership, and with free tickets in hand they and their guests will spend Veterans Day weekend in the Big Easy where the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to game tickets, as winners of the first Football Frenzy 2012 drawing,…

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Boeing, Artel to provide commercial satellite services to U.S. government

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing announced March 6 that Boeing Commercial Satellite Services, a unit of Boeing Satellite Systems International, has entered into a cooperative agreement with Artel, a global leader in information technology and managed network services, to distribute Inmarsat-3, -4 and -5 bandwidth to potential U.S. government customers. It is anticipated that this…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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Wyle Engineering Support to modernize C-5 life raft system

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Wyle has been awarded an $850,000 contract to help update the 1960s-era 25-person life rafts used aboard the U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft. Wyle’s work at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., includes developing a technical data package and prototypes. Obsolescence issues make it increasingly…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

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Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the…

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