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Lockheed Martin makes tiny satellite cooling system

Lockheed Martin scientists are packing three times the power density into a key satellite cooling system whose previous design is already the lightest in its class. This project continues the company’s effort to reduce component size, enabling compact, higher-power spacecraft payloads and smaller sensor platforms back on Earth. Highly sophisticated electronics like satellite sensors and…

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Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

PALMDALE, Calif.–Amazing, inspiring and motivating were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience recent experience at Space Camp. Ethan Calderone, a Palmdale Aerospace Academy 8th grade student, saw Space Camp as a great opportunity. I find aerospace and astroscience extremely interesting and fun; and…

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Northrop Grumman delivers telescope structure for James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman delivered on schedule the telescope structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Aug. 24 to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., paving the way for the integration of the 18 hexagonal mirrors that will help scientists observe the formation of the first stars and galaxies over 13.5 billion years ago. 

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Integration lab to support C-5 software, hardware upgrades

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton The 402nd Software Maintenance Group has been tasked by the C-5 System Program Office with updating the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex C-5 System Integration Lab with installation of a new Core Mission Computer and Color Weather Radar. The tasking is in support of an effort by Lockheed Martin…

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Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.


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China rehearses for massive military parade

Posted  August 24, 2015

Fighter jets flew low over Beijing Aug. 23 as thousands of soldiers from China, Russia and other countries rehearsed for a military parade next month commemorating the end of World War II. The Sept. 3 parade will showcase the People’s Liberation Army’s rapidly growing capabilities at a time when Beijing is asserting territorial claims in…

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Marines, Coast Guard demo small UAS capabilities

Posted  August 24, 2015

Navy photograph A member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command launches an RQ-20A Puma unmanned aircraft Aug. 12 during an exercise near Camp Lejeune, N.C. The U.S. Coast Guard and MARSOC joined forces to demonstrate the ability to launch and recover the Puma, RQ-12A Wasp IV, and InstantEye vertical takeoff and landing UAS from…

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16T project team determines more efficient process for disconnect panel fabrication

Posted  August 24, 2015

The team leading the Improve Transonic Test Capability Improvement and Modernization program at AEDC has found a better, more cost-effective way of fabricating disconnect panels for the 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel (16T).

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Troopers receive new Raven UAS camera upgrade

Posted  August 24, 2015

Selected units received an upgrade to their Raven unmanned aerial systems during an initiative at Fort Hood, Texas, last week.

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted  August 24, 2015

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Aug. 21 that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson of Mount Sterling, Ill., will be buried Aug. 29, in Mountain View, Ark. Richardson was assigned to 2nd…

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Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates USS John F. Kennedy keel-laying

Posted  August 24, 2015

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Aug. 22 celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship’s sponsor. She declared the…

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High Desert hangar stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 23, 2015

On to a story about a famous test pilot who had the right stuff but then on one day over the skies of Lancaster that right stuff was blessed with a little bit of good luck!

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Headlines August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

News: Defense secretary: We’re looking at U.S. sites for Gitmo detainees – Pentagon teams are examining sites in the United States to move terror detainees currently held at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Aug. 20. F-16 pilot remains hospitalized after ground crash at Nellis Air Force Base – An Air…

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News Briefs August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

Sailor dies after rescue attempt miles off California Officials say that a crew member who fell ill aboard a ship 900 miles off the California coast died after spurring a California Air National Guard team from the Bay Area to conduct a daring rescue. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the California Air National Guard crew…

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2,500 solid rocket motors tested at AEDC

Posted  August 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend James Brooks, ATA rocket test manager, pictured, starts the final countdown for the 2,500th solid rocket motor test and last test he will be a part of at J-6 before retiring from AEDC. With the recent Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test at the J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test…

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