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Boeing Tests CST-100 Starliner Parachute System at Spaceport America Facility

Boeing has launched a parachute system of its crew capsule at Spaceport America‘s purpose-built commercial spaceport in New Mexico to verify the inflation characteristics and landing system performance of the platform during touchdown. Spaceport America said Friday the CST-100 Starliner Parachute System Test Launch utilized a giant helium-filled balloon that carried a flight-sized boilerplate spacecraft 40,000 feet above …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Unveils Missile Tech Integration & Test Hub in Florida

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne on Friday inaugurated a facility for missile technology integration and testing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida shortly after the rocket manufacturer completed its acquisition of the Coleman Aerospace business from L3 Technologies. Coleman Aerospace and economic development agency Space Florida collaborated to renovate the Space Coast Integration …

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NASA Picks 5 Space Technologies for Flight Test Program

NASA has chosen five space technologies to test fly on high-altitude balloons, suborbital rockets or aircraft that simulate low gravity. The agency said Saturday the selected experiments are part of the Flight Opportunities program that aims to test space technologies through methods that simulate spaceflight. Stephan Ord, technology manager for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, said …

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Orbital ATK Records $600M in Intl Orders for Bushmaster Cannons, Rounds; Mike Kahn Comments

Orbital ATK has received international orders for Bushmaster cannons and medium-caliber ammunitions worth approximately $600 million over the last three months. The company said Monday it expects delivery schedules for MK44 and M230 Bushmaster Chain Guns, target practice and tactical munitions and aftermarket support to run through 2020. Mike Kahn, president …

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Charles River Analytics Joins SiCore’s Military Avionics Security Tech Development Team

Charles River Analytics has joined a SiCore Technologies-led team that aims to help the U.S. Air Force detect and eliminate malware in avionics as part of a program to strengthen cybersecurity of the service branch’s platforms and weapons systems. Charles River said Tuesday it will create new technologies designed to prevent attacks on airborne ISR missions …

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Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch

Lockheed Martin has enclosed a missile warning satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force in a protective launch vehicle fairing in preparation for a scheduled Jan. 19 launch. The third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite went through encapsulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be deployed aboard a United Launch Alliance-made …

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Lockheed Breaks Ground on Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Program Mgmt Facility in Utah

Lockheed Martin has kicked off construction of a program management facility at  the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park in Utah to support the U.S. Air Force‘s project to develop a follow-on intercontinental ballistic missile system. Lockheed said Friday it will move into the company’s program management office at Falcon Hill by August 2017 as part of the Ground …

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Lockheed to Establish ICBM Replacement Program Mgmt Office at Northern Utah AF Base

Lockheed Martin has selected Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base in Utah as the location of the company’s program management office for the U.S. Air Force‘s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile replacement effort. Lockheed said Thursday it signed a lease agreement with Falcon Hill developer Woodbury Corp. for 25,000 square feet of …

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General Atomics to Showcase Ground Control System Simulator, Maritime ISR Aircraft in Japan

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary will demonstrate its ground control system simulator and maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft at the Japan International Aerospace show through Oct. 15. The company said Wednesday GA-ASI’s booth will feature the Guardian ER aircraft and hands-on demonstrations of the Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station simulator. David …

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IBC Gets ‘Approved Forging Supplier’ Qualification With General Dynamics Electric Boat; Mark Wolma Comments

A General Dynamics subsidiary has granted the “Approved Forging Supplier” designation to IBC Advanced Alloys. IBC secured the status after General Dynamics Electric Boat performed audits on the former company’s metal forging facility in Franklin, Indiana, IBC said in a Sept. 13 news release. “We are very pleased to be …

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