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A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington,…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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NASA completes successful battery of tests on composite cryotank

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkGI6JeNY0E?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 NASA photograph by David Olive One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with cryogenic hydrogen and structural loads were applied to simulate stresses the tank…

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NASA completes key review of world’s most powerful rocket

NASA officials Aug. 27 announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars

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NASA MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft completes visual, radar mission in Hawaii

NASA photograph “Ikhana,” NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted research aircraft, carries a maritime radar in a specialized centerline pod during a flight to check out systems prior to the aircraft’s deployment to Hawaii in July 2014. NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, named “Ikhana,” recently completed a deployment to Hawaii in support of two diverse flight opportunities….


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News Briefs May 23, 2012

Posted  May 23, 2012

Virginia contractor suspends flights after two crashes A Virginia company that provides aerial training to the military has suspended flights while it investigates two recent crashes that killed two of its pilots. Newport News-based Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., known as ATAC, temporarily halted flights operations “while we just kind of review processes and take a…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted  May 23, 2012

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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AEDC’s Air Force Analysis Branch supports TF34 engine accelerated mission test

Posted  May 23, 2012

Support from the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Air Force Analysis Branch recently helped bring a successful conclusion to a "challenging" Accelerated Mission Test on an upgraded TF34 engine...

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NASA Goddard delivers magnetometers for NASA’s next mission To Mars

Posted  May 23, 2012

Magnetometers built by scientists and engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN mission have been delivered to the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory for integration into the Particles and Field Package. “The team worked hard and completed delivery of the magnetometers on…

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Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S expected to beat initial performance targets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Though barely one year into flight testing, Dassault’s newest aircraft, the twin-engine Falcon 2000S, is already demonstrating performance figures substantially higher than the capabilities announced...

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Ballistic missile defense system sheds ‘science project’ label

Posted  May 23, 2012

Since its inception under the Reagan administration, the U.S. missile defense set up had been characterized by research, development, test & evaluation spending. Over time, the former ‘Star Wars’ system has become a three-pronged program comprising of Aegis-based systems, Patriot-based systems, and a system based on the existing ballistic missile defense system. Analysis from Frost…

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France sets conditions for Afghan aid post-NATO

Posted  May 23, 2012

French President Francois Hollande said May 21 that France won’t necessarily contribute money for Afghanistan’s military, again marking a break with key NATO partners as the alliance moves to hand over security control in the country starting in 2015. In a final news conference at a summit of the Atlantic alliance, the new French leader…

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Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Army hosted a coalition interoperability experiment to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade...

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Robotic refueling mission results to be presented at workshop

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will present results to date from the satellite-servicing Robotic Refueling Mission during the Second International Workshop, On-Orbit Satellite Servicing, hosted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., May 30-31. In March 2012 RRM demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools are able to perform precise satellite-servicing tasks…

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Boeing to modernize flight deck, avionics for U.S., NATO AWACS fleets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Boeing has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract to develop a design that modernizes the flight deck and avionics of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft fleet. The contract, awarded by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the second phase of…

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