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Northrop’s Cygnus to Kick Off ‘SharkSat’ Tech Demo Upon Departure From ISS

Northrop Grumman Cygnus

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and host a two-week demonstration of the SharkSat payload once it leaves the ISS. SharkSat is intended to test and demonstrate multiprocessor systems, digital receivers, integrated circuits and other electronic components to facilitate the development of a Ka-band software defined radio that could have potential applications in 5G, space-to-ground and space-to-space communications.

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Kratos Demos Unmanned Aerial Target Drone to Nat’l Security Clients; Steve Fendley Quoted

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has finished conducting multiple unmanned aerial target drone missions for its customers in the national security domain. Kratos said Thursday it completed around 20 flights using the jet-powered autonomous systems during the multi-day exercise held at at various undisclosed locations. Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ …

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UP Aerospace Helps NASA Launch Space Tech Demo Payloads

NASA has launched three space technology demonstration payloads on a UP Aerospace-built rocket as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 suborbital launch vehicle carrying the instruments lifted off Wednesday at Spaceport America in New Mexico, NASA said Thursday. The mission tested the deployment sequence and entry …

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Coast Guard Seeks Proposals for Long-Range/Ultra-Long Endurance Drone Tech Demonstration

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a request for proposals for a program to conduct a demonstration of long-range/ultra-long endurance unmanned aircraft systems designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the LR/U-LE UAS Technology Demonstration Plan seeks to evaluate the performance of drones …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Aims to Send Payloads to Mars Through SpaceX’s Red Dragon

NASA plans to collaborate with SpaceX to use the company’s Red Dragon unmanned spacecraft concept to send payloads designed for technology demonstrations to Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s space technology mission directorate, said at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference that potential payloads could include resource utilization-based platforms …

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Raytheon Uses RC Truck in Anti-Hacking Tech Demo

Raytheon has used a 1:16th scale radio-controlled truck to demonstrate an anti-hacking technology during the 2015 Association of the U.S. Army meeting and exhibition. Engineers from Raytheon’s Cyber Operations and Development Evaluation hub wanted to show how hackers could tamper Internet-connected systems through the demonstration, the company said Oct. 7. …

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Northrop to Present 4 New Microelectronics Tech at DARPA Forum

Northrop Grumman will feature new microelectronics technologies at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s “Wait, What?” forum this week in support of the agency’s efforts to facilitate future technology. The company said Wednesday it will demonstrate four technologies that work toward DARPA’s goal of using innovation to bolster the national security mission. Northrop …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Flies ScanEagle During Coast Guard’s Arctic S&R Exercise

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has flown its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle in the Arctic region as part of search-and-rescue demonstrations before the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, Energy Department and other industry participants. Insitu said Thursday the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue exercise aims to assess …

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Ball Aerospace Tech Demo Mission to Fly 3 DoD Payloads

Ball Aerospace & Technologies and NASA will fly a set of experimental Defense Department scientific payloads on the planned Green Propellant Infusion Mission for 2016 under a $3.4 million payload integration contract. The company said Wednesday the DoD Space Experiments Review Board selected the Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight, Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer and Space Object Self-tracker payloads to …

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