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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

Posted  August 6, 2012

Students who visit the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as summer interns may be surprised to find themselves working on research projects projecting soldiers' needs far into the future.

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Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow program delivers 2,000th missile

Posted  August 6, 2012

Raytheon has delivered the 2,000th Evolved SeaSparrow Missile to the NATO SeaSparrow Consortium. “ESSM is a model for global operations, and the delivery of our 2,000th missile demonstrates the significant commitment of our international team to continue providing this critical capability to the war fighter,” said Ed Roesly, Raytheon Missile Systems’ ESSM program director. “We…

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Boeing to further develop commercial crew space transportation system under NASA CCiCap award

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing has received notification that NASA will invest $460 million for further development of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program: Commercial Crew Integrated Capability. Boeing will complete development milestones to further mature the integrated system – including the CST-100 spacecraft, launch services and ground systems –…

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Lockheed Martin launches innovation contest

Posted  August 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin Corporation announced Aug. 6 a worldwide innovation contest with cash awards totaling $50,000. The "Innovate the Future" contest creates a global forum for interested participants to share their ideas on how innovation can enable a more secure future for the planet.

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Aerojet Propulsion helps land Mars Science Laboratory

Posted  August 6, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced Aug. 3 that its monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory to a successful landing on the red planet at 10:32 p.m., PDT, Aug. 5.

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NASA investigates proton radiation effects on cells

Posted  August 6, 2012

A team of researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., has found radiation from protons could further enhance a process that occurs during tumor progression. This information may help lead to better methods to protect astronauts from the harmful effects of radiation in space, as well…

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Boeing team demonstrates expanded control of unmanned aircraft swarm

Posted  August 6, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated that an operator on the ground, using only a laptop and a military radio, can command an unmanned aerial vehicle “swarm.” Despite limited flight training, the operator was able to connect with autonomous UAVs, task them and obtain information without…

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B-52s provide RIMPAC 2012 air capability

Posted  August 6, 2012

Members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., participated in nine sorties in support of this year's Rim of the Pacific exercise July 11 to 31 in and around training areas...

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NASA selects strategic analysis, communications support services contract

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA has selected Analytical Services Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to provide strategic research and analysis and communications support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The firm-fixed-price contract begins Oct. 1, 2012 with a one-year base period, followed by four, one-year options and one, six-month option that may be exercised at NASA’s…

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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted  August 6, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 6 that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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