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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

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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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Boeing to mentor AMRO through NASA mentor-protege program

Posted  January 31, 2014

Boeing will continue its tradition of helping small businesses by partnering with El Monte, Calif.,-based AMRO Fabricating Corporation through NASA’s Mentor-Protege Program. The focus of the three-year agreement is the work the companies are doing for NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation heavy-lift launch vehicle for deep space exploration. Boeing is prime contractor for the…

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U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

Posted  January 31, 2014

Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

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Navy tests small UAV support equipment

Posted  January 31, 2014

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing with the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft vehicle Jan.16 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Tilt-table testing is conducted on all support equipment…

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U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin complete advanced autonomous convoy demonstration

Posted  January 31, 2014

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments with multiple vehicles of different models.

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Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite tests show extensive reach in polar communications capability

Posted  January 31, 2014

  Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30…

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NASA-sponsored ‘disk detective’ lets public search for new planetary nurseries

Posted  January 31, 2014

NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org. Disk Detective is NASA’s largest crowdsourcing project whose primary goal is to produce publishable scientific results. It exemplifies a new commitment to crowdsourcing and open data by…

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Veterans homes hiring for positions throughout the state

Posted  January 31, 2014

In preparation for the opening of the Skilled Nursing Facilities at Redding and Fresno the Veterans Homes of California are launching a hiring blitz. Redding and Fresno veterans homes opened in October 2013 as Residential Care Facilities and have veteran residents and are now proceeding to open their SNF Units. To operate skilled nursing facilities…

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Headlines – January 29, 2014

Posted  January 29, 2014

News: A three-horse race emerges for HASC gavel – The race for the House Armed Services Committee gavel is underway, and sources see the panel’s vice chairman as the odds-on favorite despite an expected challenge from an up-and-coming rival. Group tries to tie HASC members, Republican hawks to Tea Party – A left-leaning political organization has concluded…

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News Briefs January 29, 2014

Posted  January 29, 2014

Navy: Jet crash pilot listed in good condition The Navy says the condition of a fighter pilot whose jet crashed off the coast of Virginia is improving. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Mike Maus said Jan. 28 that the pilot is listed in good condition. He was originally listed in critical condition by medical staff…

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X-51SA WaveRider tea mwins 2014 AIAA award for excellence

Posted  January 29, 2014

The X-51A WaveRider team has won the 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation’s Award for Excellence.

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