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Navy to christen assault ship America

Posted October 18, 2012 by

The Navy will christen the amphibious assault ship, America, Oct. 20, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.

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Academy inspires students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

For students at the newly-opened Gregg Anderson Academy in Palmdale, Calif., a day of learning becomes a day of fun.

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Space

ISS commercial supply by SpaceX successful but secondary payload lost

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Falcon 9 launched the CRS-1 mission to the International Space Station right on time at 8:35 p.m., EDT, Oct. 7 - the first planned launch opportunity.

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New ARL thermoelectric technology, approaches to reclaim wasted energy

Posted October 18, 2012 by

In one of its latest research projects, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is investigating thermoelectric properties of materials on the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System, and techniques that could convert heat into energy.

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News Briefs – October 17, 2012

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Tribe wants part of contaminated rocket lab   A California tribe wants part of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab where rocket engines were tested at the dawn of the Space Age. Boeing owns the majority of the 2,850-acre former Rocketdyne testing facility near Simi Valley where there was a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959….

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Business

Lockheed Martin completes F-35 full mission simulator installation at Yuma

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has marked the completion of the first F-35 Lightning II Full Mission Simulators at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The air station will be home to the first operational Marine Corps F-35 squadrons worldwide. Two of six planned Joint Strike Fighter FMS systems have been installed on site. The FMS installation and…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $459 million for nuclear-submarine support work

Posted October 17, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $459 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work and engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of this award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering and logistics support and research…

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Army awards Northrop Grumman contract to Modernize Joint Tactical Ground Station

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $31.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to modernize the Joint Tactical Ground Station and improve the war fighter’s theater missile warning capability. The pre-planned product improvement contract includes initial development with several optional production and sustainment efforts expected to continue through 2022. “Northrop Grumman has a longstanding relationship…

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U.S. partners with Israel for Exercise Austere Challenge

Posted October 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than 3,500 American service members will join with Israeli allies for Exercise Austere Challenge 2012 in Israel next week, U.S. and Israeli officials said Oct. 17. The exercise will be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin and Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Nitzan Nuriel said during a…

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Aerojet awarded green propulsion technology demonstration mission contract

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced Oct. 16 that it will demonstrate a reduced toxicity monopropellant blend that offers improved performance and simplified handling processes over hydrazine, the traditional propellant choice for spacecraft. Under contract to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo., Aerojet will perform the technology demonstration mission, known as the Green Propellant…

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