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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

Posted December 17, 2014 by Peter W. Merlin

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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NIRCam’s optical system excels in integrated tests For James Webb Telescope

Posted January 7, 2015 by

The Near Infrared Camera instrument Lockheed Martin helped develop for NASA’s next deep space telescope surpassed expectations during tests in late 2014.

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Defense

Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kristen Kushiyama

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.

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DOD tests next -generation anti-ship missile

Posted February 9, 2015 by

Air Force photograph An Air Force B-1 Bomber releases a Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) during a test flight in 2013. The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future operational weapon…

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NASA spacecraft becomes first to orbit a dwarf planet

Posted March 6, 2015 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA image Ceres is seen from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft…

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted March 21, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American airmen.

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Tech

Schaefer takes command of 412th Test Wing

Posted April 3, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer relinquished command of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer March 31.

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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Boeing-upgraded French AWACS take flight

Posted May 20, 2015 by

Initial operating capability of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System fleet has been achieved with Boeing’s delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and completion of the operational tests and evaluations.

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