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SMC commander presents Congressional Gold Medal

Posted August 20, 2012 by

Photograph courtesy of Torrance City Cable Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presents a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Torrance resident and Tuskegee Airman Walter Crenshaw at the Torrance City Council meeting, July 24. The medal was awarded to the…

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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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Raytheon achieves delivery, operational milestones on F/A-18 avionics systems

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company’s ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar…

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Base computers migrating to central Air Force network

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Computer users at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., will soon migrate to the central Air Force Network. Over a 40-day period beginning July 23, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network users and e-mail addresses into the AFNet. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools, a nonprofit corporation that operates two...

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company realigns operating structure to maximize resources

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin announced June 28 the reorganization of its Space Systems Company and associated leadership appointments. The new structure marks the latest step in a drive to enhance SSC competitiveness and deliver greater value to customers. Richard F. (Rick) Ambrose, who currently serves as vice president of Information Systems & Global Solutions-National, is rejoining SSC…

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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR process, moves program to manufacturing phase

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review process for the Modular Space Vehicle program. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage. The company’s spacecraft design for the MSV program is the…

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Northrop Grumman-built sunshield on NASA’s Webb Telescope meets fabrication, test milestones

Posted July 6, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The preflight test layers of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sunshield are meeting expected performance targets during tests by engineers at Northrop Grumman. The company 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. One of the…

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Boeing FAB-T demonstrates communications with on-orbit AEHF satellite

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has successfully demonstrated end-to-end communication using a terminal from the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. This first on-orbit test with the AEHF SV-1 satellite accomplished both extended-data-rate and low-data-rate communications using the FAB-T system. “This critical test used an on-orbit satellite,…

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