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  1. NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen RocketRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Freshnews

    NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency's new Space Launch System rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before. The test series wrapped up Thursday with a seventh hot fire test of a developmental RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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  2. Cameras Delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission as Launch Prep ContinuesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Freshnews

    The first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three cameras that will image and map the giant space rock. A camera suite that will allow NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer mission to see a near-Earth asteroid, map it, and pick a safe and interesting place to touch the surface and collect a sample, has arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver for installation to the spacecraft.

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  3. Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle conceptRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Freshnews

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. "We fully support the Missile Defense Agency's goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of our homeland defense by exploring a wide range of capabilities against long-range ballistic missiles and using proven technologies combined with innovative designs," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems.

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  4. First Sunshield Layer Completed for NASA's James Webb Space TelescopeRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Freshnews

    The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman Corporation's Space Park facility April 24. Northrop Grumman is designing the Webb Telescope's optics, sunshield and spacecraft for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland Innovative sunshield membranes are being designed and manufactured by NeXolve Corporation, a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation of Huntsville, Alabama. The Webb Telescope will be the largest telescope in space.

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  5. Raytheon Delivers Next-Generation SATCOM Radio for Certification TestingRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Freshnews

    The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms - including Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks and Gray Eagles.

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  6. Oxymoronic Black Hole Provides Clues to GrowthRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Freshnews

    Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy. This oxymoronic object could provide clues to how larger black holes formed along with their host galaxies 13 billion years or more in the past.

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  7. Nasa TV to Host Perseid Meteor Shower ProgramRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Freshnews

    Thanks to a new moon, this week's Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best in years, and NASA Television will bring viewers a front row seat. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will broadcast a live program about this year's Perseid meteor shower from 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 12 to 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The event will highlight the science behind the Perseids, as well as NASA research related to meteors and comets.

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  8. NASA Deputy Administrator to Tour Composites Technology Center at MarshallRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Freshnews

    Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will tour NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Composites Technology Center at 2:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Aug. 6, during a visit to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. There, she will see a new robotic fiber placement system slated to develop processes for building the largest composite rocket parts ever manufactured.

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  9. NASA Selects Proposals to Study Neutron Stars, Black Holes and MoreRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Freshnews

    NASA has selected five proposals submitted to its Explorers Program to conduct focused scientific investigations and develop instruments that fill the scientific gaps between the agency's larger missions. The selected proposals, three Astrophysics Small Explorer missions and two Explorer Missions of Opportunity, will study polarized X-ray emissions from neutron star-black hole binary systems, the exponential expansion of space in the early universe, galaxies in the early universe, and star formation in our Milky Way galaxy.

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  10. Honeywell Engineer Elizabeth Bierman inducted into Space Camp Hall of FameRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | Freshnews

    The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has inducted Honeywell Aerospace senior project engineer Elizabeth Bierman as a member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame. Bierman was recognized for her lifelong passion and professional success in engineering and aerospace, and joins three other exceptional individuals as a member of the 2015 class.

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  11. Konnect America Envisions a Future With a Level Playing Field, Made...Read the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | Freshnews

    Forty million households in the U.S. still lack Internet access, a critical obstacle on the path to sustained national prosperity and leadership. Children who never develop digital competency are disadvantaged in the new economy, and those disadvantages will only multiply with time.

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  12. Delafield Solutions Joins With Pocono Medical Center to Demonstrate...Read the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | Freshnews

    Delafield Solutions is proud to announce the conclusion of an independent study of a continuous area disinfection system within an active hospital setting. The Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

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  13. NASA Announces Updated Television Coverage, Media Activities for Pluto FlybyRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | Freshnews

    NASA is inviting media to cover the New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach and July 14 Pluto flyby from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center. NASA will provide flyby coverage on NASA Television, the agency's website and its social media accounts as the spacecraft closes in on Pluto in the coming days.

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  14. Second Instrument Delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx MissionRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | Freshnews

    An instrument that will explore the surface of a primitive asteroid in search of water and organic materials has arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver for installation onto NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer . "The OVIRS team has met all of their technical requirements," said Mike Donnelly, OSIRIS-REx project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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  15. Intevac Receives $13 Million Production Contract from U.S. ArmyRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2015 | Freshnews

    Intevac Photonics, a subsidiary of Intevac, Inc. , announced today it received a contract for $13 million for the production of night vision cameras for the Apache Helicopter's Pilot Night Vision Sensor program for the U.S. Army. This contract, from the U.S. Army's PM Apache Office in Huntsville, Alabama, is a follow-on contract to the $27 million contract announced in 2013 and addresses camera deliveries through February 2017.

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  16. First Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Asteroid Sample Return MissionRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | Freshnews

    The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer . "The next few months will be very busy as we begin integrating the instruments and prepare for the system-level environmental testing program to begin," said Mike Donnelly, OSIRIS-REx project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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  17. NASA's Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant Neutron StarRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Freshnews

    Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed. These extraordinary rings, produced by an intense flare from a neutron star, provide astronomers a rare chance to determine how far across the Milky Way galaxy the star is from Earth.

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  18. Jeff Hoffman Named Vice President & General Manager at WKMG in OrlandoRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | Freshnews

    Graham Media Group announced today that Jeff Hoffman has been named Vice President and General Manager of WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando. Emily Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Media Group, said: "Jeff has been a passionate and successful broadcaster for more than 30 years.

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  19. US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from 'over-the-horizon'Read the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | Freshnews

    The U.S. Navy's USS Desert Ship crew fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated 'over-the-horizon' threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air , a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne sensors into a single network.

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  20. Javelin Missile Demonstrates Extended Range and Versatility During TestsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | Freshnews

    The U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin , recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users. Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, was fired from a different launcher or platform - from a Command Launch Unit ; from a vehicle using a Remote Weapon Station ; and from the U.S. Army's recently deployed Containerized Weapon System , also using a RWS.

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