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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Mitchell Lichtenwalk Defense

AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 flight controller

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

DOD photograph by PO1 Dominique A. Pineiro Defense

Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis Defense

B-52s return to Pacific for routine Continuous Bomber Presence mission

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

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U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite encapsulated for launch

Posted  January 12, 2018

Current SBIRS’ constellation continues to deliver outstanding infrared surveillance performance CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was encapsulated on Jan. 9. The SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite is now ready for its…

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

Posted  January 10, 2018

News SpaceX launched a spy satellite Jan. 7. It may have failed. What happens now? – SpaceX is denying it played any part in the apparent failure of an expensive, mysterious government satellite system that launched Jan. 7.     Business GAO dismisses Raytheon’s JSTARS protest, cementing Northrop as radar provider – Raytheon is officially…

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News Briefs – January 10, 2018

Posted  January 10, 2018

U.S. Army soldier dies at base in Kosovo The U.S. military says an Army soldier serving in the NATO force in Kosovo has died. It says the death is under investigation. U.S. Army Europe said Spec. Robert W. Jones of Vail, Ariz., died at the Camp Bondsteel base in Kosovo Jan. 6. It gave no…

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted  January 10, 2018

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

Posted  January 10, 2018

Airbus photograph by P. Masclet The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be…

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