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News Briefs October 8, 2014

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U.S. general: $750 million military cost in Liberia The Army general who commands U.S. troops in Africa says U.S. military efforts against the Ebola crisis in Liberia are expected to cost $750 million over six months. Gen. David Rodriguez tells reporters at a Pentagon news conference that a very small number of highly trained troops…

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NASA’s NuSTAR telescope discovers shockingly bright dead star

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NASA/JPL-Caltech image A rare and mighty pulsar (pink) can be seen at the center of the galaxy Messier 82 in this new multi-wavelength portrait. NASA’s NuSTAR mission discovered the “pulse” of the pulsar a type of dead star using is high-energy X-ray vision. Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of…

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Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman deliver payload for fourth SBIRS satellite

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and payload provider Northrop Grumman have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System. The payload, delivered Sept. 30, will now be integrated with the SBIRS GEO-4 satellite bus in final assembly, integration…

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NASA partners with X-37B program for use of former space shuttle hangars

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NASA photograph File image from June 20, 2001 shows Orbiter Processing Facility 1 and 2 (left) and Vehicle Assembly Building (right) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Program for use of the center’s Orbiter Processing Facility Bays…

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F-15 crashes, pilot safe on ground

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An F-15D Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, England, crashed at approximately 3:28 p.m. local time Oct. 8 while conducting a combat training mission. One person was on board the aircraft at the time and ejected safely. A board of qualified officers will investigate the accident. Additional details will…

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Northrop Grumman leverages ANSYS for Black Hawk cockpit display system development

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Using†ANSYS system and software simulation solutions, Northrop Grumman is developing the next generation of Black Hawk helicopter cockpit display systems that must meet strict avionics standards within programmatic development timelines. Northrop Grumman is using ANSYSÆ SCADE SuiteÆ and SCADE DisplayÆ to provide scalable, fully integrated avionics software for the upgrade of the UH-60L Black Hawk…

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News Briefs October 6, 2014

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One Airman dead, two remain missing at sea One U.S. airman is confirmed deceased and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa at about 3:45 p.m., Oct. 5. An airman that was found by the Japanese Coast Guard and pulled from the sea was later…

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Boeing St. Louis facility to supply parts for new 777X

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Boeing announced Sept. 6 it will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program. The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia and other Boeing sites. The…

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The future is now: Navy’s autonomous swarm boats can overwhelm adversaries

Posted October 6, 2014 by David Smalley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the†Office of Naval Research announced Oct. 5 a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously swarm offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology successfully demonstrated over…

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NASA mission points to origin of ocean of storms on Earth’s moon

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NASA/GSFC/JPL/Colorado School of Mines/MIT image Earth’s moon as observed in visible light (left), topography (center, where red is high and blue is low), and the GRAIL gravity gradients (right). The Procellarum region is a broad region of low topography covered in dark mare basalt. The gravity gradients reveal a giant rectangular pattern of structures surrounding…

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