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News Briefs – September 7, 2012

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Colorado loses bid to speed destruction of weapons A federal court says Colorado doesn’t have the authority to set a deadline for the Army to destroy chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Sept. 5 upheld a lower court’s decision throwing out the state’s lawsuit. Colorado argued that…

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F-35A reaches ‘huge milestone’ in program development

Posted September 7, 2012 by Chrissy Cuttita

Air Force officials begin their F-35A Lightning II Operational Utility Evaluation Sept. 10, an instrumental step in beginning joint strike fighter pilot and maintenance training for the service. Two 33rd Fighter Wing pilots from Elgin Air Force Base, Fla.; along with two Air Force test pilots, will conduct the review expected to last approximately 65…

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Fury(r) 1500 UAS achieves full data rate SATCOM video link

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AME Unmanned Air Systems announced Sept. 7 that the Fury 1500 UAS has become the first truly tactical UAS to downlink live video over Satellite Communications. A Fury(r) aircraft transmitted full-motion video to a ground terminal over a high bandwidth commercial SATCOM link. Fury 1500 was developed at AME’s UAS facility in San Luis Obispo,…

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Aerotech Newsradio September 6, 2012

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Thank you for listening. Our guest is Andrew Nelson, C.O.O. of Xcor.

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New LEAPS program featured on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted September 6, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Photographs by Rebecca Amber Deputy Mike Rust from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department. Aerotech NewsRadio hosted live interview about the new Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) Aug. 30. LEAPS began its 365-day contract between the City of Lancaster, Aeroview LLC. And Spiral Technology Inc. Aug. 24. In studio to talk about the system were President…

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Business

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon complete first launch exercise for next gen GPS satellites

Posted September 5, 2012 by

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The exercise is a key milestone demonstrating the team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014. The Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and the Raytheon-developed next generation GPS operational control system,…

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New NASA book reveals pressure suits are height of fashion

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NASA has published a colorful, picture-filled book that details the development and use of the protective clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others as they soar high above Earth. “Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle” provides a 526-page survey of the partial- and full-pressure suits designed to…

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NASA announces asteroid naming contest for students

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Students worldwide have an opportunity to name an asteroid from which an upcoming NASA mission will return the first samples to Earth. Scheduled to launch in 2016, the mission is called the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx). Samples returned from the primitive surface of the near-Earth asteroid currently called (101955) 1999 RQ36 could hold clues…

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ORS Office organizing three new programs

Posted September 5, 2012 by Michael P. Kleiman

Perhaps the Operationally Responsive Space Office should consider changing its motto of “Employ. Deploy. Develop” to “Reaching the Reality of Rapid Response.” In the past 14 months, the organization experienced success with its initial satellite, ORS-1, transitioned for operational use to U.S. Central Command in January, approximately six months after launch. It also funded the…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of LAN Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo carriers, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to LAN making it the first airline in the Americas to receive the new airplane. LAN is only the fourth customer in the world to include the Boeing 787 in its fleet with 32…

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