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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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Business

Lockheed Martin announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

Posted  June 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The contest invites...

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Rocket Week launching at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Posted  June 12, 2012

Students and educators from across the country will experience what it is like to be a rocket scientist during “Rocket Week,” June 16-22, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. More than 100 participants will receive hands-on training in building payloads for spaceflight, learn the basics of rocketry and develop activities for the…

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NATO limits airstrikes on Afghan homes

Posted  June 12, 2012

The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan is limiting airstrikes against houses to self-defense for troops, following a strike last week that killed women and children alongside insurgents, a spokesman for the alliance said June 11. Such airstrikes are now being designated a weapon of last resort to rescue soldiers, cutting back their use. Though airstrikes…

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted  June 12, 2012

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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Danish armed forces select AeroVironment’s Puma AE small UAS

Posted  June 12, 2012

The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization announced June 12 at Eurosatory it has awarded AeroVironment a firm fixed-price order of $9.6 million to supply the Danish Armed Forces with the company’s Puma AEâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft systems. AeroVironment was selected following a competitive evaluation. “Allied armed forces are procuring our small unmanned aircraft systems to…

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NASA’s Fermi detects highest-energy light from a solar flare

Posted  June 12, 2012

During a powerful solar blast on March 7, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun. The discovery heralds Fermi's new role...

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NASA’s undersea mission submerges in the Atlantic

Posted  June 12, 2012

An international crew of aquanauts is settling into its home on the ocean floor, where the team will spend 12 days testing concepts for a potential asteroid mission. The expedition is the 16th excursion of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. The crew of four began its mission in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s…

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MIA bracelet connects airmen across decades

Posted  June 12, 2012

Twenty-two years ago, Air Force Academy cadet Amy Santmyer, now Lt. Col. Amy Young, decided she would wear an MIA bracelet honoring Lt. Col. Charles Walling, an F-4C Phantom pilot who was shot down...

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for manufacturing innovation network

Posted  June 12, 2012

NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The workshop will be held July 9 at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. “Designing for Impact II:…

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Astrotech Space Operations secures $1.1 million propellants purchase order

Posted  June 12, 2012

Astrotech Corporation’s Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has secured a $1.1 million purchase order to supply hypergolic propellants support to a spacecraft manufacturer. ASO will provide propellant delivery and export-related services from its headquarters in Titusville, Fla. Astrotech Corporation is a leading provider of commercial aerospace services. “Our propellants-related services are integral to our core business,…

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