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Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 15, 2017—Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a [...]

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale 2017-08-15T14:08:30+00:00

U.S. Army prepares to launch Kestrel Eye satellite atop Falcon 9

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Army is set to launch its Kestrel Eye electro-optical microsatellite Aug. 14 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, service officials said last week at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium. The Kestrel Eye satellite, built by Adcole Maryland Aerospace, is due to launch from Cape Canaveral as part of [...]

U.S. Army prepares to launch Kestrel Eye satellite atop Falcon 9 2017-08-14T14:07:23+00:00

NNSA and Turkey cooperate to combat nuclear smuggling

NNSA and the FBI recently teamed up to provide the Turkish National Police with radiation detection systems and training that will enhance their capabilities to detect smuggled nuclear and radiological materials. “The recently completed training with the Turkish National Police is an important step toward expanding our relationship with a key partner in a strategically [...]

NNSA and Turkey cooperate to combat nuclear smuggling 2017-08-11T14:08:25+00:00

Teledyne Brown offers ISS platform for testing spacecraft parts in orbit before flying them for real

LOGAN, Utah — Teledyne Brown Engineering plans to install a hyperspectral imager built by the German Aerospace Center, DLR, in the firm’s International Space Station observatory in March. DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer will be the first payload tested on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), Teledyne Brown’s external Earth-facing platform that traveled to [...]

Teledyne Brown offers ISS platform for testing spacecraft parts in orbit before flying them for real 2017-08-11T14:08:06+00:00

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards

“Both dfnWorks and EDGE Bioinformatics are technologies developed here at Los Alamos that have potential for wide-ranging impact on industry,” said David Pesiri. Federal Laboratory Consortium recognizes Los Alamos innovations LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 10, 2017—Two technologies developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory were recently recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Mid-Continent Region for their [...]

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards 2017-08-10T14:07:52+00:00

U.S. Space Command develops operational concepts for waging war in orbit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  For the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the question is no longer if war is battle zone, but how to fight it. To that end, the command has developed a concept of operations (CONOPS) for fighting in that realm, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, told attendees Aug. [...]

U.S. Space Command develops operational concepts for waging war in orbit 2017-08-09T14:07:31+00:00

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats

HUNTSVILLE, ALA – The U.S. needs to move away from traditional satellite development, acquisition and deployment to keep up with the current and future threats, military space officials told attendees Aug. 8 at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium. Instead of relying on building ultra-sophisticated satellites that take years to develop, build and acquire [...]

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats 2017-08-09T14:07:33+00:00

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats

HUNTSVILLE, ALA – The U.S. needs to move away from traditional satellite development, acquisition and deployment to keep up with the current and future threats, military space officials told attendees Aug. 8 at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium. Instead of relying on building ultra-sophisticated satellites that take years to develop, build and acquire [...]

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats 2017-08-08T14:07:43+00:00

Smallsats need small propulsion. Boston startup Accion has a few big ideas.

This article originally appeared in the July 3, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine. U.S. military and commercial satellite operators are eager to hand off some of the jobs large spacecraft perform to small satellites and even cubesats. Before that can happen, though, small satellites need their own propulsion systems because most of the widely used chemical and [...]

Smallsats need small propulsion. Boston startup Accion has a few big ideas. 2017-08-08T14:07:45+00:00

Register for Webinar: Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. SBA New Mexico District Office Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance Wednesday August 16, 2017  – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain Time Learn about export assistance resources that are available [...]

Register for Webinar: Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance 2017-08-08T14:08:21+00:00