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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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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, Oct. 22.

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Poland’s PIT-RADWAR signs letter of intent with Raytheon

Raytheon has signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's PIT-RADWAR to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

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Ball Aerospace green propellant infusion mission to host three DOD space experiments

The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.


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Moon Express delivers lunar mission design report to NASA

Posted  April 23, 2012

Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has successfully delivered a mission design package to NASA...

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Japan signs order for advanced chemical, biological, radiological detection, early warning systems

Posted  April 23, 2012

The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry® systems from Lockheed Martin and its trading partner ITOCHU Corporation to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of…

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Doolittle raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

Posted  April 23, 2012

The five remaining members of the famous Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raid were honored in a banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, April 19. Four of the raiders were in...

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

Posted  April 23, 2012

After ejecting a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3, the test team took a collective breath, and watched as it hurtled toward the concrete deck. Coming to rest in the foam covering the pit floor, the March 29 “pit drop” marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations…

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News Briefs April 23, 2012

Posted  April 23, 2012

South Korea asks China about North Korean missile carrier A South Korean official says Seoul is asking China whether it is the source of a missile carrier displayed by North Korea during a recent military parade. Military experts have pointed to China as the probable supplier of the 16-wheel truck, but China has denied it….

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Engineering review board concludes review of HTV-2 second test flight

Posted  April 23, 2012

Following an extensive seven-month analysis of data collected from the Aug. 11, 2011, second flight of DARPA’s Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), an independent engineering review board investigating the cause of a flight anomaly completed…

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Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesian partner companies to produce ground-based radar systems

Posted  April 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman executed a memorandum of understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia. The Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-78 is the latest generation of state-of-the-art…

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Air Force cuts back on air show demonstrations

Posted  April 23, 2012

The Air Force says it is scaling back its participation in dozens of air shows this year in an effort to cut costs and ensure its combat pilots are getting the training hours they need in a time of shrinking budgets. The cutbacks won’t affect the service’s premier demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, but will mean…

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Four U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Posted  April 22, 2012

Defense Department officials said April 20 the four International Security Assistance Force members killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan April 19 were Americans. “Regrettably, we can confirm that four U.S. service members lost their lives in this crash,” George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, told Pentagon reporters April 20….

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AEDC sets new testing record on F-22 Raptor engine

Posted  April 22, 2012

The Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., recently completed a Continuous Improvement Program Life Extension Accelerated Mission Test on an F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor in the Sea Level 2 facility. “The purpose of this particular test, a life extension Accelerated…

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