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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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Headlines – August 21, 2017

Posted  August 21, 2017

News New catastrophe for U.S. Navy as 10 sailors go missing when destroyer collides with oil tanker – Ten sailors are missing and five have been reported injured after the USS John S McCain (main) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel east of Singapore Aug. 21, the Navy has said.   Predator…

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News Briefs – August 21, 2017

Posted  August 21, 2017

Feds allege California Marines involved in $67 million health fraud Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government’s military health insurance provider out of $67 million. The San Diego Union-Tribune says a complaint was filed Thursday in San Diego as part of a civil asset forfeiture case. Authorities…

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USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship

Posted  August 21, 2017

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

Posted  August 21, 2017

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

Posted  August 21, 2017

NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites Aug. 18, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope. The end of the era came with a morning liftoff of TDRS-M, the 13th satellite in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. It rode to orbit aboard…

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