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Defense

ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 10, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Mars spacecraft reveal comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere.

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Autonomy-enabled technology provides pathway to future

Posted November 7, 2014 by Bruce J. Huffman

Army photograph A convoy of Army trucks gets a test at Fort Hood, Texas. Testers were sometimes in the driver seats, but the vehicles operated autonomously. Army engineers from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., are developing technology solutions for autonomy-enabled systems. TARDEC and an industry partner, Lockheed Martin, demonstrated…

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AF engineers log record-breaking accelerated engine test

Posted November 7, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney's F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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One of largest infrared telescopes to help track orbital debris

Posted November 7, 2014 by

UKIRT photograph Lockheed Martin teamed up with NASA and the universities of Arizona and Hawaiíi to use one of the Worldís largest infrared telescopes to study near-earth space debris and asteroids. The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT), pictured here, is the largest IR telescope in the Northern Hemisphere and is located atop Maunakea, Hawaii. Lockheed…

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Navy, Lockheed Martin deliver third MUOS secure comm satellite

Posted November 7, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Tech

NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for first time

Posted November 7, 2014 by

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight.

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Events

Museum moving one brick at a time.

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Everyone can become a part of the legendary history of Edwards Air Force Base by purchasing a personalized $100 brick from the Air Force Flight Test Historical Foundation. The money raised is to help relocate the museum outside of the West Gate on Rosamond Blvd., so once again the general…

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Tom McMurtry honored with FAA Master Pilot Award

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Retired NASA Armstrong research pilot Thomas C. McMurtry was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration Oct. 25 with the presentation of the agency's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award during a ceremony before family, friends and associates at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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50 years of aerostructures research, technology highlighted

Posted November 5, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong Flight Loads Laboratory chief test engineer Larry Hudson (at left) displays the hot structures loads testing of the carbon-silicon-carbide ruddervator conducted in the lab to Aerostructures Branch Chief Randy Thompson and to Don Lange and Chuck Harris of the Air Force Test Center. Hot structures loads testing was…

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