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ULA Preps Atlas V Rocket for Fourth AEHF Military Comms Satellite Launch; Gary Wentz Quoted

United Launch Alliance has begun final preparations to launch a Lockheed Martin-built military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday at Cape Canaveral AF Station in Florida. ULA said Friday its Atlas V 551 rocket will carry the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency spacecraft designed to help command and tactical forces transmit data. …

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Lockheed Completes AEHF-4 Comms Satellite Encapsulation; Mike Cacheiro Quoted

Lockheed Martin has enclosed the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite in a payload fairing in preparation for its Oct. 17 launch atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket. Mike Cacheiro, vice president of protected communications at Lockheed, said in a statement published Monday AEHF-4 will complete a constellation of …

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Blue Origin to Build ULA Vulcan Centaur Rocket’s Booster Engine; Tory Bruno Quoted

United Launch Alliance has chosen Blue Origin to produce a booster engine technology to power a launch vehicle designed for government and commercial satellite missions. The Vulcan Centaur rocket’s first stage, fueled by liquefied natural gas, will use a pair of BE-4 engines from Blue Origin, ULA said Thursday. ULA President and CEO Tory Bruno said the …

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NASA Eyes 15 Space Tech Platforms for Low-Gravity Simulations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

NASA will immerse 15 new potential space technologies in low-gravity simulating experiments using commercial aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rockets as part of the Flight Opportunities program. The space agency said Wednesday the effort will help mature the selected technologies for future space operations. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine noted that …

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CACI to Offer Navy Training & Simulation Tech Support Under $980M IDIQ; Ken Asbury Quoted

CACI International plans to offer the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division with a wide range of support for training and simulation platforms through a potential $980M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in late July. The company said Thursday the award represents new work for its logistics and material readiness market area. The …

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NASA, ULA Partner for Cryogenic Fluid Mgmt, Spacecraft Retrieval Projects

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has partnered with United Launch Alliance to develop systems to manage cryogenic liquid and retrieve space vehicles in midair. The Lockheed Martin–Boeing joint venture will receive $2 million to demonstrate how very-low cryogenic fuel boil off can support long-duration missions with the Centaur Cryote-3 rocket stage under the Cryogenic Fluid Management Technology Demonstration effort, NASA said …

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ULA’s Delta V Heavy Rocket Launches NASA Solar Probe

A solar probe that Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory designed and produced for NASA took off Sunday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Parker Solar Probe will deploy its magnetometer boom and high-gain antenna in the mission’s first week …

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ULA’s Tory Bruno: Space Industrial Base Stability Needed for Mars Exploration Missions

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has told a Senate subcommittee that planned exploration missions to Mars demand a “space industrial base of enormous breadth and depth.” Bruno said in a testimony published Wednesday that ULA has formed strategic partnerships with Aerojet Rocketdyne, L3 Technologies, Spincraft and other companies …

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CAE Introduces Simulator for Military Helicopter Mission Training; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. a simulation system designed for military helicopter mission and flight training. The CAE 700 Mission Reality Series flight training device is based on the CAE 3000MR Series full-mission helicopter simulator and has a fixed-based platform and dynamic seat for …

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