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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Veteran recalls leadership lessons gained in Korean War

Posted  July 25, 2012

The young Marine Corps second lieutenant was apprehensive at first about “making the grade” with his troops during the Korean War, but he soon won the respect of his platoon. Retired Lt. Gen. Vernon “Mick” Trainor’s first assignment was during the winter campaign of the war in 1951-52 as a replacement officer in charge of…

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Space

Boeing ships third GPS IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted  July 25, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing shipped the third of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter July 9. SVN-65 is scheduled to be launched in the fourth…

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Events

15th Annual RoboSub Competition wraps up in San Diego

Posted  July 25, 2012

The Office of Naval Research in conjunction with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International sponsored the 15th annual RoboSub competition hosted at the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Transducer Evaluation Center in San Diego, July 17-22.

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Tech

ATK to provide key components for DARPA Phoenix satellite repurposing program

Posted  July 25, 2012

ATK has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technologies Office Phoenix Technologies Program. The Phoenix Program is developing technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The planned repurposing of these satellite components such as antennas represents the…

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Business

Raytheon to upgrade Army’s Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

Posted  July 25, 2012

Raytheon has received an $81 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop and produce a new version of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System. It will provide general and fires command and control capabilities to ground forces, from mission planning to execution. The contract extends over a 24-month period, with an $18 million,…

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CalVet awards $270,000 to county veteran offices

Posted  July 25, 2012

The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced July 24 that it will award a total of $270,000 to County Veteran Service Offices in six counties.

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Events

ONR’s Naval S&T partnership conference registration opens

Posted  July 25, 2012

The Office of Naval Research opened online registration July 24 for its biennial Naval Science and Technology Partnership Conference, to take place this fall. “This conference is one of ONR’s signature events,” said Dr. Walter F. Jones, ONR’s executive director. “It provides an ideal forum to bring forth ideas-the necessary basis for advancing all naval…

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Business

Boeing, Aeromexico announce commitment for 100 airplanes

Posted  July 25, 2012

Boeing announced July 25 a commitment by Aeromexico to purchase up to 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes - a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners - in an agreement that will fuel the airline's expansion.

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Business

Northrop Grumman second quarter results top analysts’ forecast

Posted  July 25, 2012

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman’s net income fell 8 percent in the second quarter as sales softened in most of its business segments, but its adjusted results beat Wall Street’s estimates. The Falls Church, Va., company also raised its full-year earnings forecast July 25. Northrop Grumman made $480 million, or $1.88 per share, compared with $520…

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Space

NASA awards Astrotech Space Operations $2 million contract for TDRS-L satellite processing

Posted  July 25, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, announced July25 that NASA has awarded Astrotech a $2 million task order to provide facilities and pre-launch processing services for the scheduled 2013 launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. Last year, NASA awarded ASO a task order to provide pre-launch…

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