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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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Dryden helped JPL calibrate Mars Science Lab radar

Posted  July 27, 2012

One of the key systems of the upcoming landing of the Mars Science Lab is a new pulse-Doppler radar. The Terminal Descent Sensor provides velocimetric and altitude data. Its rigorous test program included two series of flight tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. JPL field test lead Jim Montgomery presented a colloquium…

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New flight control mode improves F-35C handling on landing approach

Posted  July 27, 2012

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the first dedicated test flight May 4...

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Reserve A-10 pilots debut new technology at RIMPAC

Posted  July 27, 2012

In its first operational test with maritime operations, nine 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots are debuting new helmet and survival radio technologies during the Rim of the Pacific exercise at...

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Raytheon’s Space Fence technology ready to track space debris

Posted  July 27, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have completed the preliminary design review contract of the Space Fence program. Space Fence is capable of detecting more and much smaller objects in low earth orbit to provide greater accuracy and timeliness to meet warfighter space situational awareness requirements. “Space debris threatens systems we depend on every day,…

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F-35B model lands at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted  July 27, 2012

BF-2 taxis in after arriving at Edwards AFB, Calif., July 23 in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron.

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Independently sponsored space telescope to be launched to the Moon

Posted  July 27, 2012

The International Lunar Observatory Association, led by American businessman/educator Steve Durst, plans to place an astronomical observatory on the Moon to capture never before seen images of the galaxy, stars, Moon and Earth and broadcast them in support of the worldwide Galaxy Forum 21st Century Education program. A ‘Global Demonstration’ of the International Lunar Observatory…

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Carter visits DMZ, U.S. troops at end of Asia-Pacific tour

Posted  July 27, 2012

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at some of North Korea's forces and spoke to some 300 of the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to deter them July 26.

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Local band has military, aerospace roots

Posted  July 27, 2012

More than anything, Vagrant X is about building relationships, exchanging energy and bonding.

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Astrotech to process second Navy MUOS satellite

Posted  July 27, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, announced July 27 that the U. S. Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has selected ASO to provide payload processing services for the second in a series of Mobile User Objective System satellites. Astrotech supported the first…

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Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

Posted  July 27, 2012

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress July 25. Four months ago the military’s top cyberwarrior predicted the rules would be ironed out in a “month or two” and sent to other…

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