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Business

Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

Posted November 12, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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Veterans

Unbroken line of vets keeps America free, Biden says

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jim Garamone

An unbroken line of veterans has kept the United States and its freedoms safe since the founding of the republic, Vice President Joe Biden said Nov. 11 at America’s most sacred shrine. Biden thanked veterans and their families for their efforts and sacrifices during Veterans’ Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the…

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Business

Northrop Grumman signs Global Hawk sustainability partnership with U.S. Air Force

Posted November 12, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Northrop Grumman a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the high altitude, long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted autonomous unmanned aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence…

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In the news...

Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

Posted November 12, 2014 by Frank Jordans

DARMSTADT, Germany – Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Nov. 12 by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe. The landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko required immense precision, as even the slightest error could…

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Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad

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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours of Nov. 12.

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Business

UTC to provide wheels, carbon brakes for China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet

Posted November 12, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Veterans

Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted November 12, 2014 by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton

A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and orange gently descended on the people gathered in solemn respect at Cambridge American Cemetery Nov. 11.

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Headlines November 10, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 by

News: President Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq – President Obama Nov. 7 authorized up to 1,500 more U.S. troops to join the training and advise-and-assist mission in Iraq against Islamic militants, the White House announced.   Business: Industry girds for a ‘maverick’ armed services panel – “He’s coming for all of us,” said the serious…

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Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge
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Defense

AFRL 3-D audio research helps to make cockpit safer

Posted November 10, 2014 by Michele Eaton

Imagine yourself in a cockpit, flying a mission, listening to a multitude of critical voices, delivering vital messages, all at the same time and from the same direction.

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Defense

Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ed Lopez

In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

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