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ATK to provide key components for DARPA Phoenix satellite repurposing program

Posted July 25, 2012 by

ATK has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technologies Office Phoenix Technologies Program. The Phoenix Program is developing technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The planned repurposing of these satellite components such as antennas represents the…

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Women soldiers to test female-specific body armor

Posted July 23, 2012 by by JD Leipold

Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer...

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AFRL experiment will create artificial ionosphere

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Michael P. Kleiman

On successive days in September, a pair of two-stage sounding rockets will lift off from the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, with each launch vehicle carrying a...

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New NASA supercomputer facility set to advance Earth research

Posted July 23, 2012 by

NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange. This new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle global Earth science challenges with global high-resolution satellite observations. After extensive development and testing, NASA…

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AREES 2012: Learning about NASA Earth science research

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Enthusiastic teachers from around the country gathered at NASA's facilities in Palmdale, Calif., in late June to participate in NASA's...

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NASA hypersonic inflatable tech test set for Virginia launch July 21

Posted July 17, 2012 by

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket traveling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency’s Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting…

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One of AFIT’s own designs top word game app

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Cindy Holbrook

Wouldn’t it be cool to design your own app? And wouldn’t it be cool if the app was among the top 50 to be downloaded? Maj. (Dr.) Kennard Laviers, an assistant professor of computer science in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, recently developed a new app…

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NASA 3-D app gives public ability to experience robotic space travel

Posted July 13, 2012 by

A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency’s robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad. Called Spacecraft 3D, the app uses animation to show how spacecraft can maneuver and manipulate their outside components. Presently, the new app features two NASA missions, the Curiosity rover that…

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Ocean Power Technologies, Lockheed Martin to develop wave-energy project in Australia

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a teaming agreement with…

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Hypersonics – the new stealth

Posted July 10, 2012 by

DARPA’s research and development in stealth technology during the 1970s and 1980s led to the world’s most advanced radar-evading aircraft, providing strategic national security advantage to the United States.

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