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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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Twelve NASA Explorer Schools receive honor awards, grants

Posted  September 25, 2013

NASA has recognized 12 NASA Explorer Schools from 11 U.S. states for their contributions to science, technology, engineering or mathematics education in the 2012-2013 school year. All 12 schools will receive a NASA certificate of recognition that includes an American flag that was flown in space. Six of the 12 also submitted successful proposals to…

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DOD identifies Navy casualties

Posted  September 25, 2013

The Department of Defense announced Sept. 24 the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 missile achieves total of 148 successful test flights since 1989

Posted  September 25, 2013

The U.S. Navy has conducted four successful test flights of the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Navy launched the unarmed missiles Sept. 10 and 12 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. This event marked the 145th, 146th,…

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NASA selects early stage innovation proposals from 10 universities

Posted  September 25, 2013

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America’s space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates manned aircraft design center in Melbourne, Fla.

Posted  September 23, 2013

Dignitaries including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Sept. 20 participated in the dedication of Northrop Grumman's Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne.

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Search, rescue efforts for MH-60S aircrew suspended

Posted  September 23, 2013

Search and rescue efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Sept. 23 at approximately 3 p.m., Bahrain time.

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Headlines September 23, 2013

Posted  September 23, 2013

Business: Sikorsky S-97 Raider begins final assembly – Sikorsky will begin final assembly of its S-97 Raider helicopter prototype this week, according to company officials. That puts the helicopter manufacturer, which is competing for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout program, on track for a first flight at the end of 2014.   Defense: No mid-October paycheck…

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Ship naming ceremony held in San Diego for three destroyers

Posted  September 23, 2013

A naming ceremony was held at Naval Base San Diego for the Arleigh-Burke class guided- missile destroyers USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Sept. 20.

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News Briefs September 23, 2013

Posted  September 23, 2013

Intercontinental missile test-launched from California The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from the California coast in a test flight. The Minuteman 3 blasted off around 3 a.m., Sept. 22 from an underground silo at the Vandenberg Air Force, 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It was supposed to travel 4,200…

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