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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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Space

NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

Posted  April 13, 2016

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station April 16.

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News

News Briefs – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

German army wants recruits checked over extremist concerns Germany’s Defense Ministry is proposing better screening of new recruits over fears Islamic extremists could be joining the Bundeswehr to get military training. News agency dpa reported April 12 that a proposal to institute background checks on all recruits should be presented later this month. Citing a…

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Headlines – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Events

Events for April 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

April 13-16 — Horizon 2020 EURO-CARES WP3 Meeting: Designing a European Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Facility, Vienna, Austria April 14 — Colloquium: Time-dependent Global MHD Studies of the Solar Wind Interaction with Mars, Tucson, Ariz. April 14 — Lecture: Stellar Forensics with Explosions – Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and their Environments, Ithaca, N.Y. April 14-15 — ESA…

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Business

Navy awards Lockheed contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

Posted  April 15, 2016

Lockheed Martin has received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018. The award represents the last of four options under…

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