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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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News

Headlines – March 24, 2017

Posted  March 24, 2017

News Strategic district in southern Afghanistan, Sangin, falls to Taliban – The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, the culmination of a years-long offensive that took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan, according to local officials.     Business…

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News Briefs – March 24, 2017

Posted  March 24, 2017

Seoul says N. Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. The reported failure March 22 come as U.S. and South Korean troops were conducting annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says that…

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Defense

Stratcom: Integrating space with other warfare domains key to deterrence

Posted  March 24, 2017

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a space security conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Space

SpaceX Awarded Contract for GPS III-3 Launch Services

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Air Force announced today the award of the second competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for Global Positioning System III Launch Services. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total value of $96,500,490. SpaceX will provide…

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Defense

WC-135 Constant Phoenix visits Patrick AFB

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph by Susan A. Romano Close up of a WC-135 Constant Phoenix engine cover during the aircraft’s visit to Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017. One of the Air Force’s most intriguing aircraft was on display at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017, to give members of the Air Force Technical…

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