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Ukraine changes tactics on North Korea engine claims

MOSCOW — In the days that followed Monday’s  report in The New York Times that North Korea may have illicitly procured advanced Soviet-era rocket engines from Ukraine, the response out of the post-Soviet nation could best be described as trolling. Not long after the report was published, outraged Ukrainian social media users directed their outrage at the source of the [...]

7th Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations

By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, 7th Fleet Aug, 18.Additionally, a number of officer and enlisted watch standers were held accountable.The determinations were made following a thorough review [...]

Air Force names space operations officials

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has named Shawn Barnes to be assistant deputy chief of staff for space operations directorate, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln to be mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for space operations. The Air Force has yet to name the deputy chief for the new directorate, but Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David [...]

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a 5 p.m. AST ceremony Thursday, August 17, at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Al Hidd, Bahrain.The future Lewis B. Puller - currently USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3 )- is the second ship to bear the name of Lt. Gen. Lewis [...]

Navy Announces New Authority for COs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and further empower commanding officers (CO), the Navy announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 200/17 that it will grant COs the authority to reinstate Sailors to E4 who were previously reduced in rank to E3.Additionally, this NAVADMIN also announces the elimination of the E4 advancement exam for 20 accelerated advancement ratings, which [...]

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank.- Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.- Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer [...]

Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter

“These heavy fermion materials have a different hierarchy of energy scales than is found in transition metal and organic materials, but they often have similar complex and intertwined physics coupling spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom.” Common phenomenon could be key to understanding mechanism of unconventional superconductivity LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 16, 2017—A potential new state of matter is [...]

Smallsat developers propose self-regulation to address orbital debris concerns

LOGAN, Utah — As the number of cubesats and other small satellites grows, experts advise that some degree of industry self-regulation will be needed to avoid collisions that could lead to more restrictive government regulations. During a panel session at the 31st Annual Conference on Small Satellites here Aug. 6, representatives from across the smallsat community said that while the [...]

Nuclear command and control problems dominate U.S. Air Force focus, GAO finds

WASHINGTON – While the U.S Air Force is taking more steps to oversee nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3), the service must focus more on short-term problems than long-term issues, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in its report, “Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on Air Force Oversight Effort and Selected Acquisition Programs,” released Aug. 15. A U.S. ICBM [...]

North Korea puts spotlight on U.S. space-based missile defense

North Korea’s threat to strike Guam with a salvo of ballistic missiles has raised the stakes for a U.S. missile shield some see as compromised by potentially exploitable seams in its all-important space layer. Years of program changes, delays and cancellations have created gaps in parts of the space-based layer of the missile defense shield meant to protect the United [...]

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 new piece to the puzzle [...]

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 a cargo resupply mission to [...]

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 significant region of the world,” [...]

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 the space station in June [...]

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 contribution to both Los Alamos’ [...]