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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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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year in orbit

Posted  June 5, 2012

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2011, is exceeding...

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U.S., India to resume search for missing in action

Posted  June 5, 2012

The Department of Defense has announced that the the United States and India have agreed to resume remains recovery activities in parts of Northeastern India. The Department assesses that there are approximately 400 unaccounted-for service members from some 90 aircraft crashes in the area during World War II. “This is a critical step toward bringing…

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Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships to two Los Angeles-area high school students

Posted  June 5, 2012

Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning...

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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted  June 5, 2012

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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Army scientists energize battery research

Posted  June 5, 2012

Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. "Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially...

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Boeing reduces environmental footprint at time of rapid business growth

Posted  June 5, 2012

Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report. In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use,…

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Giant black hole kicked out of home galaxy

Posted  June 4, 2012

Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. New observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory...

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New upgrades revitalize B-1B Lancers

Posted  June 4, 2012

B-1B Lancers are currently undergoing the most advanced hardware and software upgrades to date as part of the Sustainment-Block 16 program. Sustainment-Block 16 upgrades include a fully integrated data...

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Obama announces military-to-civilian skills certification program

Posted  June 4, 2012

President Barack Obama announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment June 1. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification program during his visit to a Honeywell International Inc. plant in Golden Valley, Minn. Defense contractor Honeywell reportedly has hired hundreds of military veterans at its plants and facilities since…

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Boeing Phantom Eye completes first autonomous flight

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as...

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