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Brexit uncertainty worries UK space start-ups

LONDON — The United Kingdom’s space start-up sector is blossoming. The U.K. government has committed to capturing 10 percent of the global space market by 2030 and is pouring support into emerging enterprises including spaceports, small satellite makers and application developers. However, the continuing uncertainty around Brexit concerns companies. At the U.K. Space Conference in Manchester [...]

Statement from NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Safety is paramount at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We have uncompromising standards for our plants and laboratories to perform work in a safe and secure manner that protects our employees, our facilities, and the public. An article published Sunday by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), the first in a planned [...]

The US and Philippine Navies Will Participate in the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

CEBU, Philippines (NNS) -- The U.S and Philippine navies will participate in the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama June 19-25 in the vicinity of Cebu.Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama is designed to enhance the complexity and diversity of training opportunities, while strengthening the longstanding alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines.The exercise [...]

Upper stage malfunction leaves Chinese satellite in lower-than-planned orbit

An upper stage malfunction has left a Chinese satellite in a lower-than-planned orbit after a launch Sunday. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:12 p.m. Eastern carrying the Chinasat-9A satellite. It was not until early Monday, though, that Chinese officials announced that the third stage of the rocket [...]

XCOR Aerospace CEO nominated for Pentagon post

WASHINGTON — The White House has nominated the president and chief executive of suborbital spaceplane and engine developer XCOR Aerospace to a top position in the Defense Department. In a list of nominations released by the administration late June 16, the White House announced it was nominating John H. “Jay” Gibson II to the position [...]

US Navy Identifies Seven Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.The deceased are:- [...]

Coalition Defends Partner Forces from Syrian Fighter Jet Attack

SOUTHWEST ASIA (NNS) -- At approximately 4:30 p.m. Syria time, June 18, Pro-Syrian regime forces attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja'Din, South of Tabqah, wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town.Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force and stopped the initial pro-regime advance toward the SDF-controlled town.Following [...]

Number of USS Fitzgerald Sailors’ Remains Found

170617-N-XN177-155 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released) June 17, 2017 170617-N-XN177-158 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class [...]

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), aided by tug boats, returned to Yokosuka at 6:15 p.m. this evening.Approximately 16 hours earlier, it was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Seven of Fitzgerald's [...]