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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Senate confirms Dunford for additional two-year term as chairman

Posted  September 29, 2017

The U.S. Senate Sept. 27 agreed to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford’s reappointment for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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U.S. slaps 220 percent duty on Canada’s Bombardier jets

Posted  September 29, 2017

The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 percent on Canada's Bombardier C Series aircraft Sept. 26 in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.

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Nimitz completes historic 100,000th catapult shot

Posted  September 29, 2017

Navy photograph by Seaman Kennishah J. Maddux An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, is the 100,000th aircraft to be launched from catapult two aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Sept. 25, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area…

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Pratt & Whitney continues adaptive engine breakthroughs with latest tests

Posted  September 29, 2017

Pratt & Whitney announced recently it has successfully completed testing of an adaptive three-stream fan in an engine with an F135 core as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. Successful testing of the three-stream engine architecture demonstrates Pratt & Whitney is well positioned to transition adaptive engine technology to…

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Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research

Posted  September 29, 2017

Compass Technologies Group photograph The small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor System is shown. The system was developed by Compass Technologies Group under an Air Force Small Business Innovative Research agreement and loaned to the company through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The Air Force…

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