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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…


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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

Posted  July 2, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force PredatorÆ RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator. The milestone was achieved by Predator 107 (P107) while performing a 21-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring…

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Lockheed Martin delivers third SBIRS HEO satellite payload to U.S. Air Force

Posted  July 2, 2013

Lockheed Martin has delivered the third of four highly elliptical earth orbit satellite payloads contracted by the U.S. Air Force as part of the Space Based Infrared System. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders,…

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NASA tests game changing composite cryogenic fuel tank

Posted  July 2, 2013

NASA recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurized, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials. The composite tank will enable the next generation of rockets and spacecraft needed for space exploration. Cryogenic propellants are gasses chilled to subfreezing temperatures and condensed to form highly combustible liquids, providing high-energy…

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Army leaders discuss NIE path ahead at Industry Day

Posted  July 2, 2013

As the Army’s first brigade combat team deploys to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear that came together at the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, senior leaders met with industry to discuss how future NIEs will continue to drive technology forward. The NIE 14.2 Industry Day, held June 25, emphasized the significance of…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates management of varied UAVs from one integrated control system

Posted  July 2, 2013

During a recent demonstration at NAVAIR, Lockheed Martin monitored and controlled multiple types of unmanned aerial systems from one integrated command and control system. Controlling both the unmanned air vehicles and their on-board mission system sensors, Lockheed Martin’s system fully integrated with other Navy C2 and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and execution systems to…

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NASA Commercial Crew partner SpaceX completes two human-critical reviews

Posted  July 2, 2013

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne, Calif., recently completed two milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX, a partner in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The company is…

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UTC Aerospace Systems celebrates grand opening

Posted  July 2, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems celebrated the grand opening of its corporate headquarters on West Tyvola Road in Charlotte, N.C., June 28, 2013. The event included remarks from North Carolina Governor Patrick L. McCrory and company leaders. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. During the ceremony UTC Aerospace Systems announced a commitment of…

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Boeing, Garuda Indonesia celebrate delivery of first 777-300ER to airline

Posted  July 2, 2013

Boeing and Garuda Indonesia celebrated the arrival of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range) in Jakarta July 2. The long-haul, twin-aisle airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs delivered to the airline and is a key component of the Garuda Indonesia’s Quantum Leap fleet revitalization program. “The 777 is an extraordinary airplane that will bring…

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Governor’s budget provides continued support for California’s veterans

Posted  July 2, 2013

Long-pending benefits claims submitted by California veterans and caught in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs processing ìlog jamî could soon see the light of day. The newly signed Governor’s Budget has authorized $3 million and 36 limited-term positions that will allow the California Department of Veterans Affairs to work with USDVA to help alleviate…

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NASA awards construction contract at Stennis

Posted  July 2, 2013

NASA has selected Healtheon Inc. of New Orleans to provide a high pressure industrial water line under the Multiple Award Construction Contract at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The firm-fixed price task order has a total value of $29.8 million and a performance period of 530 days. Work is scheduled…

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