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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.

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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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Air Force Grants First Full Security Certification to L-3 for GPS MGUE

Posted  October 12, 2016

The Global Positioning System Directorate within the Space and Missile Systems Center granted the first-ever full security certification for the Department of Defense’s next generation Military GPS User Equipment program to contractor L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation.  “Achieving Security Certification is major step for the MGUE program,” said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space…

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Posted  October 12, 2016

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Space

Next space station crew set for launch, live on NASA TV

Posted  October 12, 2016

Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko,…

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force complete test milestone for next-generation GPS controls

Posted  October 12, 2016

Raytheon has reached another milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. OCX’s development is delivered in…

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Atlantic storm system delays NASA resupply launch to ISS

Posted  October 12, 2016

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived on Oct. 2, 2016 at the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for mating with the Antares rocket. Cygnus is scheduled to launch on the Antares rocket at 8:03 p.m., EDT, Oct. 16, 2016, carrying about 5,100 pounds of cargo to the International Space…

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