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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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Commander seeks enhanced deterrent on Korean Peninsula

Posted  June 13, 2012

The commander of U.S. Forces Korea is working to ensure all the capabilities needed to defend South Korea are in place. Army Gen. James D. Thurman told the Association of the Republic of Korea Army June 12 that the U.S. Army has issued guidance to increase the manning levels of the 2nd Infantry Division. He…

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Boeing, U.S. Navy conduct successful F/A-18E/F satellite communications test

Posted  June 13, 2012

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed an in-flight demonstration of a satellite communications system that, if implemented, will enable F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrews to conduct two-way, secure voice and data communications with other SATCOM-enabled aircraft, ships, ground forces and command centers. The test took place May 23-30 at the Naval Air Warfare Center…

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First MEADS power, communications unit completes acceptance tests in Germany

Posted  June 13, 2012

The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the...

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U.S. forces will retain self-defense capability in Afghanistan

Posted  June 13, 2012

U.S. military leaders will take extra steps to ensure innocent Afghan civilians are not killed or hurt in combat operations, but U.S. forces will retain the means of self-defense, Pentagon officials said June 12. Following a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S and NATO forces…

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Educators selected for NASA Explorer Schools summer workshops

Posted  June 13, 2012

NASA has selected 50 elementary, middle and high school educators from across the nation to work side by side with agency scientists and engineers to learn research techniques and identify connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The educators were chosen for these workshops because they demonstrated exemplary classroom practices and innovative use of…

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Lockheed Martin delivers flight hardware for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Posted  June 13, 2012

Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif., have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. The delivery comprised four flight subsystems and one flight spare unit. The prime contractor Southwest Research Institute partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Hot Plasma…

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Continental Congress authorizes Army

Posted  June 13, 2012

When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias. The first battles of that war were fought...

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NASA Langley celebrates five-year partnership with Sierra Nevada

Posted  June 13, 2012

Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center are marking five years of collaboration with Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems in Louisville, Colo., as partners in the design and development of the Dream Chaser® Space System. NASA Langley and SNC joined forces to update Langley’s HL-20 lifting body vehicle design into the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle,…

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Raytheon receives contract to link Navy Multiband Terminal to U.S. Air Force’s polar satellite

Posted  June 13, 2012

Raytheon has received a $19 million contract to modify the Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with the Air Force’s Enhanced Polar Satellite. The link will allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in the remote polar region. EPS will provide continuous coverage for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical communications to…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

Posted  June 13, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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