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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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Defense

Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

Posted  December 9, 2016

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Business

GA-ASI starts flight testing for production representative Gray Eagle ER

Posted  December 9, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced Dec. 8 the start of flight testing for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range series with the successful first flight of the company’s production representative MQ-1C Gray Eagle ER from its El Mirage flight operations facility in Adelanto, Calif., on Oct. 29. “The flight of our capital MQ-1C Gray…

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Space & Technology

Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Posted  December 9, 2016

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

Posted  December 9, 2016

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Dec. 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where…

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Headlines – December 7, 2016

Posted  December 7, 2016

News Last few Pearl Harbor survivors hope lessons outlive them – Three men, now in their mid-90s, are marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with memories of their survival and hope that lessons learned in the war that followed will outlive them.     Business Trump tweets U.S. should cancel…

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