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Air Force funds research on thermal management technology for fighter aircraft

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection from system electronics for advanced…

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VA implements second phase of Choice Card program

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 18 that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility. VA continues to focus on implementation of this new…

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News Briefs Nov, 17, 2014

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Second stealthy destroyer starting to take shape The second of three stealthy destroyers under construction in Maine is starting to take shape. The Navy says it has completed the hoisting of the 1,000-ton composite deckhouse onto the 610-foot hull of the future USS Michael Monsoor. It took four cranes to complete the job Nov. 14….

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

Posted November 17, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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NASA opens registration for 2015 Exploration Rover Challenge

Posted November 17, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12 at the U.S….

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‘Batman’ fix to sustain C-5s for decades, saving millions

Posted November 17, 2014 by Jenny Gordon

Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has hit another milestone by being the first to complete a new major structural repair on a C-5M which will bring in millions of dollars in revenue and sustain the Air Force’s fleet for decades to come. With completion of the first prototype in September, an additional 51 C-5s will…

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Business

New Raytheon hyperspectral sensors will provide unprecedented images from space

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Two new commercial satellites will carry sensor payloads developed by Raytheon to deliver images of unprecedented depth and detail. Raytheon’s hyperspectral imaging technology captures light across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving commercial, civilian and military analysts important new insights into Earthly phenomena. Sensor data will allow analysts to measure the mineral content…

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NASA receives fourth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted November 17, 2014 by

NASA has received an unmodified, or clean, audit opinion on its fiscal year 2014 financial statements, marking the fourth consecutive year of clean opinions. The agency has released its fiscal year 2014 Agency Financial Report, which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights. The auditor’s unmodified opinion on our financial statements in fiscal…

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F-35C completes first night flight aboard aircraft carrier

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The aircraft launched at 6:01 p.m., PST, and conducted a series of planned touch-and-go landings before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm. Nimitz is…

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Boeing to train Australian Army, Navy helicopter pilots for next 25 years

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Boeing will train Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army helicopter pilots for the next 25 years through a $A600 million contract that broadens the company’s partnership with Australia’s armed forces. For the JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System effort, Boeing Defence Australia teamed with Thales to develop a low-risk solution around the Airbus EC135,…

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