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Navy to commission submarine North Dakota

The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

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Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important.

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Close encounters: Comet Siding Spring seen next to Mars

A composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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New application aims to improve analyst’s performance

Members from Air Force Research Laboratory's Panning & Direction, Collection, Processing and Exploitation, Analysis and Production, and Dissemination - Experimental team collaborated to create a new tool suite which could be used by the Air Force intelligence community around the globe.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Taylor Curry Defense

Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.


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NASA mission provides its first look at Martian upper atmosphere

Posted  October 17, 2014

University of Colorado/NASA photograph Three views of an escaping atmosphere, obtained by MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph. By observing all of the products of water and carbon dioxide breakdown, MAVEN’s remote sensing team can characterize the processes that drive atmospheric loss on Mars.   NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their…

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U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft achieves IO

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing announced Oct. 16 that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, achieved Initial Operational Capability Oct. 10.

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope finds potential Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons Pluto mission

Posted  October 17, 2014

Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.

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USS Coronado conducts dynamic interface testing with Fire Scout

Posted  October 17, 2014

Sailors aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle NAVSEA announced Oct. 16.

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NASA begins sixth year of airborne Antarctic ice change study

Posted  October 17, 2014

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice.

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Radar delivery boosts United States’ ballistic missile protection

Posted  October 17, 2014

The U.S. just gained another defensive system that will help protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. Raytheon delivered its tenth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency six months ahead of schedule. AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.  It is a mobile X-band radar…

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NASA soil moisture mapper arrives at launch site

Posted  October 17, 2014

NASA photograph NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft is delivered by truck to the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014.   A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth’s water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms – soil moisture – now is at Vandenberg…

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Headlines October 15, 2014

Posted  October 16, 2014

Business: Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project - Lockheed Martin said Oct. 15 it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Pentagon announces contract agreement…

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News Briefs October 15, 2014

Posted  October 15, 2014

Navy stops search for missing island worker The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have suspended the search for a civilian employee working on the military’s San Clemente Island off Southern California. The Navy said Oct. 14 that U.S. Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, two Coast Guard cutters and Los Angeles County rescue crews combed the…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

Posted  October 15, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif. – The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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