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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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Satellites see unprecedented Greenland ice sheet surface melt

Posted  July 25, 2012

For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite...

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Boeing second net income up; raises outlook

Posted  July 25, 2012

Boeing posted a surprise improvement in second-quarter net income July 25 as demand for passenger jets thrived and its defense business held its own. The maker of 737 aircraft and F-18 fighter jets also raised its earnings forecast for the year, suggesting demand for new planes could insulate it from the sluggish global economic environment….

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Japan says no flights until Osprey confirmed safe

Posted  July 25, 2012

Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in this country until its safety after two recent crashes has been confirmed. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Parliament July 24 that no flights would take place until investigations into the April and June crashes were completed and…

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NASA Mars orbiter repositioned to phone home Mars landing

Posted  July 25, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted its orbital location to be in a better position to provide prompt confirmation of the August landing of the Curiosity rover.

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Veterans

New website honors service members’ valor

Posted  July 25, 2012

The Defense Department unveiled a new website July 25 that honors service members' highest acts of valor.

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General Dynamics second quarter profit falls, cuts guidance

Posted  July 25, 2012

General Dynamics said July 24 its second-quarter net income fell 3 percent, and the defense contractor cut its 2012 profit prediction due to contract delays in its IT business. The entire defense industry is under a cloud because of the potential for big military spending cuts in January. The cuts, which will be automatic unless…

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Air Force hosts noted directed energy scientist at anniversary celebration

Posted  July 25, 2012

July 18, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted directed energy researcher Dr. Edl Schamiloglu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Schamiloglu’s presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the year as part of AFOSR’s…

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XCOR releases payload users guide for Lynx suborbital vehicle

Posted  July 25, 2012

XCOR Aerospace announced July 24 that the Lynx suborbital vehicle's Payload User's Guide is now available online from XCOR's website at http://www.xcor.com/contact/pug.

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Gray Eagle UAS achieves 10,000 automated takeoffs and landings

Posted  July 25, 2012

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that its Gray Eagle® UAS has reached...

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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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