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UTC Aerospace Systems, Selex plan development program

Posted July 18, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems and Selex ES plan to jointly develop the TacSAR (Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar) reconnaissance system, a long-range synthetic aperture radar system designed for overland and maritime reconnaissance and surveillance. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTC Aerospace System builds ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems for space, air…

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News Briefs July 16, 2013

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Military’s tobacco discount: Up in smoke The familiar image of a battle-hardened member of the military smoking a cigarette may become a little less common. The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee July 15 approved a $549.3 billion defense spending bill that would eliminate the 25 percent discount that members of the armed services enjoy when buying…

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Boeing to Design XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

Posted July 16, 2014 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing plans to design a reusable launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in support of the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce satellite launch costs. DARPA’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation and reliability similar to modern aircraft. Developing a vehicle that…

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GA-ASI demonstrates advanced cockpit at Farnborough

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, July 15 announced a significant presence at this month’s Farnborough International Air Show, including a demonstration of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station within the company’s new stand in Hall 2…

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Outer space to inner space: SOFIA inside Lufthansa Technik hangar

Posted July 16, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jeff Doughty NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is shown inside the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it is beginning its decadal inspection. Flight, aircraft maintenance and science personnel from NASA’s Armstrong and Ames research centers are working alongside Lufthansa’s 747SP specialists to perform a wide range of inspections and…

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NASA seeks proposals for Europa mission science instruments

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Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech, and SETI Institute Compiled from NASAís Galileo spacecraft data, this colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains which indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are very interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moonís interior ocean. NASA has issued an…

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets a 33rd Fighter Wing Airman July 10, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hagel visited the base to tour the wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center. While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying,…

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Robots camp at Joe Walker Middle School

Posted July 16, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Nate Mohun, Jeffrey Hager, Cesar Ramirez and Natalie Othoa disassemble a robot during robotics summer camp at Joe Walker Middle School. Many students say the program brought them out of their shell and gave them confidence. Joe Walker Middle School held its week long robotics summer camp June 23-28 where…

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Air Force to highlight S&T priorities at industry event

Posted July 16, 2014 by Derek Kaufman

Air Force photograph by A1C Michael S. Dorus A B-2 Spirit flies over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. First flight of the B-2 took place July 17, 1989. Air Force Research Laboratory investment in technologies like integrated avionics, radar and low-observables maintainability helped field the B-2. Creating tomorrow’s Air Force is a delicate balance. It…

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce 777-300ER, 737 MAX 8 order

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation announced July 15 an order for 26 airplanes ñ six 777-300ER (Extended Range) and reconfirmed 20 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $3.9 billion at current list prices. This 737 MAX order for 20 airplanes, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices, brings Air Lease…

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