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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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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Space

Countdown to Launch: WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite arrives at Vandenberg for launch

Posted  July 29, 2016

After a more than 250-mile road trip in a cleanroom-on-wheels, Lockheed Martin delivered DigitalGlobe’s (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Defense

F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

Posted  July 29, 2016

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

Posted  July 29, 2016

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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Defense

Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted  July 29, 2016

In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served…

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UTC Aerospace Systems advanced technology to measure health of aircraft

Posted  July 29, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is releasing its new Pulse™ Health Monitoring System, a lightweight, scalable vehicle health management system designed to enable real-time evaluation of an aircraft’s condition.   Pulse™ HMS uses a remote sensor interface, diagnostic and prognostic analytics software modules, and wireless communication capability to perform data collection…

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