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2011-11-08 10:45:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Professor Mason Peck to be the agency's chief technologist, effective in January. Peck will serve as the agency's principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning technology policy and programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) As the chief advocate, Peck will help communicate how NASA technologies benefit space missions and the day-to-day...

2011-09-28 12:22:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new name and broader focus, the Dayton region's premiere aerospace technology conference and trade show is gearing up for its 2011 event at the Dayton Convention Center. TechNet-Aero is the new name for the annual conference produced by the Dayton-Wright Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). It will be a four-day event, held from 17-20 October. Over 1,500 military, government, and industry...

2011-09-21 03:39:44

The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) has been encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle in preparation for a Sept. 27 launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored the development of the payload and the first year of operations. The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office funded the launch that is managed by the Space...

2011-09-13 11:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as an awardee for the Manufacturing Technologies for Remotely Piloted Vehicles contract. The five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $45 million among all awardees. General Dynamics will develop new design methods to improve...

2011-08-26 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Munitions Directorate and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have signed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to assess the viability of its cooled tri-mode seeker for integration onto Air Force weapon platforms. "We will work closely with Lockheed Martin to leverage their mature seeker technology with some of our novel in-house targeting concepts. Our scientists are excited...

2011-08-11 12:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announces the successful testing of the state-of-the-art Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) Hydrogen Turbopump Assembly (TPA) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aerojet and its teammate, Florida Turbine Technologies Inc. (FTT), Jupiter, Fla. designed, manufactured, assembled and delivered the turbopump assembly to the AFRL test facility and successfully...

2011-06-30 10:05:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced that the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center Ground System Architecture recently extended its mission capability to Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., with the successful launch of a new Air Force Operationally Responsive Space mission satellite, ORS-1. The ORS mission will be deployed by the 1st Space Operations Squadron, a component of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever. The architecture was...

2011-06-29 08:20:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Environment and Energy Program Office (AFRL/RXSC) received the annual Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for designing, validating, and implementing laser coatings removal systems throughout the U.S. Air Force. The award was presented at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. This...

2011-06-22 13:30:00

PARIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW - Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) to work on the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology program (INVENT). Goodrich's Actuation Systems business will design, develop and test an integrated suite of advanced actuators featuring technologies focused on improving energy, power, and thermal management. These new technologies will target...

2011-06-07 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) joins the U.S. Air Force Space Command in observing the two year anniversary on-orbit for the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3). Originally designed for six months of operation with a one year goal, the spacecraft successfully transitioned from experimental to operational status last year, outliving its design life and surpassing original mission requirements. Launched in May 2009, TacSat-3's mission is to demonstrate capability to...