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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.

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NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.


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Register now for Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Air Force Association’s 2014 Air Warfare Symposium is just two weeks away! The 2014 Symposium will take place Feb. 19 to 21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Themed “Preserving the Airpower Advantage,” this year’s Symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace industry, and national security in…

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Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Posted  February 7, 2014

Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December. A test team with the 53rd Test Management Group, Detachment 4 and led by Lt. Dan Broyles successfully demonstrated inclined orbit satellite capability for MQ-1 and MQ-9 to…

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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted  February 7, 2014

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the skies for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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Business

HAECO completes acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services

Posted  February 7, 2014

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited announced Feb. 6 that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc., creating one of the world’s leading providers of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul services and aircraft interiors products and services. “This is a truly exciting day for HAECO and TIMCO as our companies embark…

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Air Force to replace aviator locator beacons

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Air Force will replace thousands of unreliable aircraft personnel locator beacons across the fleet, a service official said Jan. 16. Locator beacons are an automated method used to locate an aviator should he or she eject or egress in peacetime flights, said Col. Aaron Clark, the Global Power Programs Directoratedeputy director for Air Force…

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Wounded Warrior Project event

Posted  February 7, 2014

The University of Antelope Valley will be holding a Wounded Warrior Project benefit Feb. 9. UAV’s baseball team will be playing a double header against Oregon Tech 11 a.m., Feb. 9 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium (where the Jethawks play). Typically, admission is free to all UAV athletic events, but the purpose of this event is…

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Space

SSL-built ABS-2 satellite successfully performs post-launch maneuvers

Posted  February 7, 2014

Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the ABS-2 satellite, designed and built for ABS, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French…

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National Space Club honors Kepler’s planet hunters

Posted  February 7, 2014

NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club’s preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March. The National Space Club is recognizing Kepler for revolutionizing astrophysics and exoplanet science by expanding the census of planets beyond our solar system and fundamentally altering our understanding of our place in…

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Raytheon awarded DARPA contract to research and develop new approach to cyber mission execution

Posted  February 7, 2014

Raytheon was awarded a $9.8 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of its Plan X program, which seeks to help U.S. government agencies plan, execute and assess cyber network operations. Raytheon’s research and development is focused on enabling the Department of Defense to predictably and rapidly scale and execute cyber…

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NASA announces fifth round of CubeSat space mission candidates

Posted  February 7, 2014

NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure…

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