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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Space

NASA small satellites set to take a fresh look at Earth

Posted  November 7, 2016

Photograph courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory TROPICS, a new NASA Earth-observing mission announced this year, will study the insides of hurricanes with a constellation of 12 CubeSats. Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet. These small satellites…

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Defense

Army researchers tackle a tiny enemy: sand

Posted  November 7, 2016

Armor offers reliable protection against external forces, but what if the enemy is so small that it can take aircraft down from the inside?

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Northrop Grumman welcomes UK as global F-35 Lightning II component MRO, upgrade services

Posted  November 7, 2016

Northrop Grumman welcomes the announcement by the F-35 Joint Program Office in the U.S. that it has assigned the U.K. to provide global maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 Lightning II Air Vehicle Depot-Level Repairable Components.  Northrop Grumman is part of the innovative partnership between the U.K. government-owned, Defence Electronics and Components Agency,…

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Defense

Air Force releases accident report

Posted  November 7, 2016

Air Force photograph An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft comes in for a ‘touch-and-go’ during a training mission, May 13, 2013. The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily for munitions capability to support ground troops and base defense. An MQ-1B…

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Defense

USS America’s familiarization training pays off during F-35B DT-III

Posted  November 7, 2016

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed its fifth day of F-35B Lightning II developmental test (DT-III) with the support of flight deck personnel who received specialized training in Yuma, Ariz., earlier in the month.

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