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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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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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Space

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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