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Boeing receives first order for 502 Phoenix small satellite

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C. The satellites will carry the commercial remote sensing industry’s first high-resolution hyperspectral payload, capable of providing spectral imaging fidelity that far exceeds what is currently available. Boeing will deliver a complete satellite system…

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C-17 crew gets Army Strykers into the ‘fight’

Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces, a capability demonstrated during Steadfast Javelin II, a large-scale, joint, multinational exercise held on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.

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Hubble finds supernova companion star after two decades of searching

Image courtesy of NASA/Maria-Jose ViÒas This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion…

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Navy integrates common software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system

Navy photograph Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab. NAVAIR engineers recently installed new software for the Navyís Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) systemís control station at the programís Naval Air…

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U.S. government gives green light to Lockheed Martin team’s JLTV production plans

The Lockheed Martin Team’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program successfully completed the government’s Production Readiness Review at the company’s Camden, Ark., Ground Vehicle Assembly facility. During the PRR event, the team assembled a JLTV on its production line to further demonstrate production readiness. The PRR was an intense evaluation of Lockheed Martin’s JLTV production…


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NASA invites social media followers to Kennedy Space Center

Posted  July 13, 2012

NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center’s 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy’s 50 years of launching…

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Boeing claws back ground lost to Airbus

Posted  July 13, 2012

Boeing beat Airbus in the aircraft order stakes at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, booking potential deals worth more than double the size of its European arch-rival. Though the highlight of its week was unveiled July 12 in Chicago, Ill., where it announced a United Airlines order for 150 aircraft, Boeing said it took total orders…

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Sierra Nevada Corporation successfully completes Dream Chaser nose landing gear test

Posted  July 13, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems has successfully completed testing of the nose landing gear for the Dream Chaser® orbital crew vehicle. This milestone evaluated the impact forces experienced by the landing gear at the front of the vehicle, the nose, in order to ensure safe runway landing capability of the Dream Chaser during approach and…

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MAFFS operations move west

Posted  July 13, 2012

Military C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems have moved staging operations from Cheyenne, Wyo. and Colorado Springs, Colo., to Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City.

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Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Pentagon plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals, hoping for a technological fix to the problem of people getting away with lying about earning military honors. Pentagon press secretary George Little said details have yet to be worked out, but the intention is to have a digital repository of…

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Boeing receives first 10 new fuselages designed for AH-64D Apache Block III

Posted  July 13, 2012

Boeing has received the first 10 new fuselages designed specifically for the AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter from long-time supplier Korea Aerospace Industries. This milestone paves the way for delivery of the first Apache Block III aircraft with new fuselages next year. “KAI has been a key part of our ongoing effort to keep…

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One of AFIT’s own designs top word game app

Posted  July 13, 2012

Wouldn’t it be cool to design your own app? And wouldn’t it be cool if the app was among the top 50 to be downloaded? Maj. (Dr.) Kennard Laviers, an assistant professor of computer science in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, recently developed a new app…

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Fifth F-35B test aircraft returns to Patuxent River

Posted  July 13, 2012

The F-35B test aircraft BF-5 returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., June 26 after a planned modification period in Fort Worth, Texas. BF-5 fills the complement of five F-35B test aircraft at NAS Patuxent River.

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Lockheed Martin to pursue management, operating contract For Sandia National Laboratories

Posted  July 13, 2012

Lockheed Martin announced July 12 its interest to retain the Management and Operating contract for Sandia National Laboratories. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Sandia Corporation, Lockheed Martin has managed Sandia since 1993 for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. “During our nearly two decades of oversight, we’ve helped position Sandia for the…

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Historic exhibit depicts Pentagon life over the years

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Pentagon is not just an ordinary office building, William E. Brazis, the director of Washington Headquarters Services, said July 12 at a dedication ceremony for the newest history exhibit to open in the...

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