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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...

2011-08-11 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...

2011-05-31 17:10:00

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A change of command ceremony for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will take place Friday, June 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fort MacArthur parade ground in San Pedro, Calif. Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will be the first female commander of the 5,000 people assigned to SMC and responsible for executing the center's $10 billion annual budget to acquire and sustain most of the nation's military space...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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