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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Dragon mission performance 100 percent

Posted  June 7, 2012

From liftoff at Cape Canaveral at 3:44 a.m., EDT, May 22, to splashdown in the Pacific at 11:42 a.m., May 31, the Dragon mission to carry and return cargo to the International Space Station has been a...

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War fighting data becoming easier to find and retrieve

Posted  June 7, 2012

Recent contract awards by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., are helping to ensure that warfighters using a key intelligence system can discover and access needed information.

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Lockheed Martin conducts successful EAPS controlled flight test

Posted  June 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration program successfully conducted a Controlled Test Vehicle flight test on May 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Putin emphasizes military ties with Chinese VP Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized burgeoning military ties with China June 6 on the second day of a visit to his nation’s eastern neighbor. Putin told Vice President Xi Jinping that he and Chinese President Hu Jintao have vowed to expand military exchanges and he also recalled recent…

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Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

Posted  June 7, 2012

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future...

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NASA discovers unprecedented blooms of ocean plant life

Posted  June 7, 2012

Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth. The finding…

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Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

Posted  June 7, 2012

U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to soldiers across combat zones. These microgrids are designed and built to provide power independently...

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Boeing accepts delivery of first Harpoon launch structure from Danish Aerotech

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Boeing has accepted delivery of the first Aluminum Launch Support Structure produced by Danish Aerotech A/S for ship-based deployment of the Harpoon weapon system. The Karup, Denmark,-based supplier received the contract, valued at nearly US$1.5 million, two years ago. “Danish Aerotech is proud to deliver its first Harpoon launch support structure on cost and…

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ICECool to crack thermal management barrier, enable breakthrough electronics

Posted  June 7, 2012

The continued miniaturization and the increased density of components in today’s electronics have pushed heat generation and power dissipation to unprecedented levels. Current thermal management solutions, usually involving remote cooling, are

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Intermediate Space Challenge caps Mojave school year with big cheers

Posted  June 7, 2012

As if to make up for gale winds that forced postponement last week, there was no wind May 31 when the eighth Intermediate Space Challenge was held at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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