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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Lockheed Martin awarded $27.1 million contract for MLRS M270A1 launcher cab upgrades

Posted  June 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will upgrade, assemble and test seven prototype vehicles. Phase one…

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ANGLICO jumps with British army commandos

Posted  June 26, 2012

Marines and sailors from the 1st and 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies conducted a live jupm with members of the 148th British army commandoes at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 15. The jump was part of Exercise Burmese Chase and afforded Marines and their British counterparts the…

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Houston workshop marks key step in planning future Mars mission

Posted  June 26, 2012

A recent workshop conducted for NASA by the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, marked a key step in the agency’s effort to forge a new Mars strategy in the coming decades. A report that summarizes the wide range of cutting-edge science, technology and mission concepts discussed is available online. Held in Houston June 12-14…

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Business

Lockheed Martin commercial GEO satellites surpass 1,000 years in orbit

Posted  June 26, 2012

The Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communications satellite fleet has achieved a significant milestone by accumulating 1,000 years of in-orbit operations. JCSAT-13, built for SKY Perfect JSAT, and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, were successfully launched May 15 and are the 100th and 101st satellites in the Lockheed Martin fleet. “Our focus on…

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Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

Posted  June 26, 2012

Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history. A day after the 62nd anniversary of the start of...

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Boeing, Embraer sign agreement to collaborate on KC-390 program

Posted  June 26, 2012

Boeing and Embraer announced June 26 an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities. “Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft, as well…

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NASA adds Orbital’s Antares to launch services II contract

Posted  June 26, 2012

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and…

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Allies commemorate the War of 1812

Posted  June 26, 2012

This week marked the at sea portion of the War of 1812 celebrations as Sailors serving on 19 ships from eight countries participated in the War of 1812 Commemoration Fleet Exercise, or 1812 FleetEx. The War of 1812 transformed the maritime world and was the last major war fought under sail, said Kesselring. It is…

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Navy photograph by John F. Williams
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Tech

ONR’s electronic warfare work earns accolades

Posted  June 26, 2012

An Office of Naval Research program officer received a Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence award for helping to upgrade ship electronic warfare technology with multiple vendor solutions that…

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Business

Northrop Grumman’s F-35 DAS, radar demonstrate ability to detect, track, target ballistic missiles

Posted  June 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated the ballistic missile detection, tracking and targeting capabilities of the company’s AN/AAQ-37 distributed aperture system and AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar, both of which are featured on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Leveraging NASA’s Science Mission Directorate-sponsored Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment launch operation, the demonstration was coordinated with NASA…

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