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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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Black Flag: Taking care of those who wait

Posted  May 29, 2012

The POW/MIA flag symbolizes the efforts of Department of Defense leaders and the commitment of the American public to recover the more than 83,000 Americans still missing since World War II. To this day hundreds of Defense Department men and women, both military and civilian, work in organizations…

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News Briefs May 29, 2012

Posted  May 29, 2012

Lockheed Martin brings in replacement workers Lockheed Martin is putting temporary workers on its Fort Worth, Texas, aircraft assembly plant to replace striking Machinists’ union members. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the announcement came in a memo from Larry Lawson, Lockheed’s aeronautics division executive vice president. He says Lockheed must, in his words, “sustain our…

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NASA funded research shows existence of reduced carbon on Mars

Posted  May 29, 2012

NASA-funded research on Mars meteorites that landed on Earth shows strong evidence that very large molecules containing carbon, which is a key ingredient for the building blocks of life, can originate on the Red Planet.

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center to celebrate 30th anniversary of Space Camp

Posted  May 29, 2012

Space Camp® was training the next generation of explorers long before workforce development became a national topic. June 15, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of this internationally recognized program that today counts four astronauts, one cosmonaut and nearly 600,000 other alumni, many in careers on the frontiers of technology. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center…

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Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

Posted  May 29, 2012

At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems. The M777 artillery system was created by BAE to replace...

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Guard, Reserve leaders discuss budget issues

Posted  May 29, 2012

The military’s reserve components remain ready and capable despite budget cuts and their transition from a strategic to operational force, senior National Guard and Reserve officials told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee May 23. As the drawdown continues in Afghanistan, the Guard and Reserve will maintain deployment-ready units undeterred by force structure changes such…

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All Americans must help shoulder burden of war

Posted  May 29, 2012

Binding the wounds of war is the priority for our nation, President Barack Obama said during the Memorial Day observance May 28. Representing all Americans, the president placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke at the Memorial Amphitheatre.

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Lockheed Martin completes navigation payload milestone for GPS III prototype

Posted  May 29, 2012

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed.

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U.S., Bulgarian airmen strengthen ties during exercise

Posted  May 29, 2012

More than 500 U.S. airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

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Obama praises Vietnam vets at war’s anniversary

Posted  May 29, 2012

President Barack Obama May 28 called the treatment Vietnam War veterans received after they returned home “a national shame” and asked that Americans use the 50th anniversary of the war to set the record...

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