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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lunar robotic missions.

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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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Air Force conducts weapons evaluation at Hill, Utah Test and Training Range

Posted  May 6, 2016

Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing critical combat training and weapons testing May 2-14.

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NASA TV to broadcast Dragon departure from ISS

Posted  May 6, 2016

After delivering almost 7,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, including the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory with valuable science research and return to Earth May 11.

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Certifiable Predator B completes fuselage integrity testing

Posted  May 6, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 4 that it has successfully completed fuselage structural integrity testing of its Certifiable Predator® B RPA. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be…

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Michael Watkins named next JPL director

Posted  May 6, 2016

Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced May 2.

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Moody AFB airmen send F-4 into retirement

Posted  May 6, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Lauren M. Hunter TSgt. Jason Rodocker, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, chisels a screw on a side panel of an F-4 Phantom II, April 28, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The F-4 retired from the Air Force and will now sit in the Veteran’s Memorial…

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