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Last Delta 4 Medium launches GPS-3 satellite

WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  The Delta 4 Medium rocket lifted off at 9:06 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The GPS-3 satellite, [...]

Last Delta 4 Medium launches GPS-3 satellite2019-08-22T14:08:50-06:00

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Adm. Mike Gilday relieved Adm. John Richardson as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony, Aug. 22, at the Washington Navy Yard. Gilday became the 32nd CNO, the U.S. Navy's most senior officer. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CNO acts as an advisor to the [...]

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO2019-08-22T14:09:46-06:00

BESPIN-AFIMSC alliance improves mission support capabilities

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --An alliance between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and the Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation office is improving mission support capabilities.BESPIN and AFIMSC are partnering to develop two mobile applications: an app connecting the military community to base events and an app to improve contractor [...]

BESPIN-AFIMSC alliance improves mission support capabilities2019-08-22T14:09:54-06:00

Europa Clipper passes key review

WASHINGTON — A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. NASA announced Aug. 19 that it had formally confirmed the Europa Clipper mission to proceed into its next phase of development, known as Phase C. That will cover final [...]

Europa Clipper passes key review2019-08-22T14:08:52-06:00

ULA’s Delta 4 Heavy down to final five missions

WASHINGTON — As United Launch Alliance prepares for the last launch of its Delta 4 Medium rocket Thursday, the company is also counting down its final five missions with the Delta 4 Heavy.  Gary Wentz, ULA’s vice president of government and commercial programs, said the last Delta 4 heavy mission is currently slated for the [...]

ULA’s Delta 4 Heavy down to final five missions2019-08-22T14:08:52-06:00

GHGSat, Canadian Foundation plan emissions monitoring campaign

PHOENIX – GHGSat, a Montreal company preparing to operate a constellation of greenhouse gas and air quality monitoring satellites, forged an agreement with a Canadian government foundation to monitor emissions in a region of British Columbia. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a foundation that supports environmental technologies, will contribute $3.3 million Canadian dollars ($2.48 million) [...]

GHGSat, Canadian Foundation plan emissions monitoring campaign2019-08-22T14:08:53-06:00

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) --In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft.Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command [...]

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete2019-08-22T14:09:55-06:00

Search continues for new NASA human spaceflight leader

WASHINGTON — More than a month after he reassigned the longtime head of its human spaceflight division, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Aug. 21 it may be several weeks before he appoints a successor. Speaking at a press conference at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Bridenstine said the agency was still carrying out a [...]

Search continues for new NASA human spaceflight leader2019-08-22T14:08:53-06:00

NASA awards Aerospace Corp. contract worth up to $621 million

PHOENIX – The Aerospace Corp. won one of its largest NASA contracts to date, an engineering, evaluation and testing support contract with a maximum potential value of $621 million over nine years. Under the sole source contract for the NASA-wide Specialized Engineering, Evaluation and Test Services (NSEETS) program, Aerospace Corp. will lend support, which may [...]

NASA awards Aerospace Corp. contract worth up to $621 million2019-08-22T14:08:54-06:00

Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --The Air Force’s near obsession with innovation is well known and deeply rooted. The service’s vision statement, after all, says, “Powered by Airmen, fueled by innovation.”Yet finding and nurturing novel ideas and turning them into real world, everyday products and policies that benefit the Air Force is no easy matter in a [...]

Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”2019-08-22T14:09:55-06:00