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High Desert hangar stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 23, 2015 by Bob Alvis

On to a story about a famous test pilot who had the right stuff but then on one day over the skies of Lancaster that right stuff was blessed with a little bit of good luck!

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2,500 solid rocket motors tested at AEDC

Posted August 21, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend James Brooks, ATA rocket test manager, pictured, starts the final countdown for the 2,500th solid rocket motor test and last test he will be a part of at J-6 before retiring from AEDC. With the recent Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test at the J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test…

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45 years on alert: Minot conducts Minuteman III test launch

Posted August 21, 2015 by Capt. Christopher Mesnard

The 91st Missile Wing completed an operational test launch of an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 19, continuing its mission of providing strategic deterrence for the U.S. and their allies.

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Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC

Posted August 21, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodriend Performance testing on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine was recently completed in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) C-2 engine test cell at AEDC. Pictured is Eric Brumley, ATA outside machinist, inspecting the engine prior to the test. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) engine was…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Posted August 21, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Navy begins LRASM, F/A-18 integration testing

Posted August 21, 2015 by

The Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. Patuxent River, Md.

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NASA extends Raytheon contract for facilities that support human spaceflight

Posted August 21, 2015 by

NASA photograph NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas. The NBL is the pool NASA uses for astronaut spacewalk training and testing scenarios and new equipment. Raytheon provides maintenance and operations support at the facility. NASA’s Johnson Space Center has awarded to Raytheon a contract extension with a potential value of $101.9 million. Raytheon…

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Japanese forces jump from US aircraft for first time in Red Flag-Alaska history

Posted August 21, 2015 by SSgt. Cody Ramirez

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, during Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 12.

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Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

Posted August 21, 2015 by Spec. Nicholas Redding

The last AH-64 Apache helicopter, from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

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SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a satellite designed and built forĀ Intelsat S.A., the leading provider of satellite services, was launched Aug. 20 and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.

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