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Virgin Galactic expects rapid conclusion of SpaceShipTwo test flights after downtime

COLORADO SPRINGS — Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot believes the company will be able to go through the remainder of its SpaceShipTwo test program fairly quickly once test flights of the suborbital spaceplane resume. In an interview during the 35th Space Symposium here April 9, Dave Mackay said the SpaceShipTwo vehicle called VSS Unity, which he [...]

Virgin Galactic expects rapid conclusion of SpaceShipTwo test flights after downtime2019-04-19T14:10:30-06:00

Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Charles E. Summers Jr.

Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Charles E. Summers Jr. ACTING ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHARLES SUMMERS: Good morning -- or afternoon, I should say. Okay, before we get started, just have a couple things to put out. I want to thank you for joining us right before the holiday weekend.  I [...]

Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Charles E. Summers Jr.2019-04-19T14:09:51-06:00

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Albanian Minister Of Defence Xhaçka To The Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Albanian Minister of Defence Olta Xhaçka (JOINED IN PROGRESS) ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  the strongest press is in the Pentagon.  That's good, right? (Laughter.) Q:  One more question about North Korea. SEC. SHANAHAN:  Yeah.  After maybe a couple opening remarks and we'll -- Q:  Sure. SEC. [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Albanian Minister Of Defence Xhaçka To The Pentagon2019-04-19T14:09:50-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers, Jr., provided the following readout:  Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the important defense relationship between the United States and Albania. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka 2019-04-19T14:10:15-06:00

Intelsat-29e declared a total loss

WASHINGTON — Fleet operator Intelsat said its first high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is a “total loss” after attempts to save the malfunctioning satellite proved unsuccessful. Intelsat-29e suffered a fuel leak April 7 after just three years in geostationary orbit. Most geostationary communications satellites last 15 years if not longer.  After the fuel leak, a subsequent problem [...]

Intelsat-29e declared a total loss2019-04-19T14:10:28-06:00

Media Availability by Acting Secretary Shanahan Prior to an Honor Cordon Welcoming Albania’s Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka to the Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Courtney said today's the day that I should come out and talk. (UNKNOWN):  (inaudible) Because it's a nice day. SEC. SHANAHAN:  Right?  Yeah, yeah.  That's right. (CROSSTALK) Q:  Can you help us a little bit on the North Korea test?  Has the [...]

Media Availability by Acting Secretary Shanahan Prior to an Honor Cordon Welcoming Albania’s Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka to the Pentagon2019-04-19T14:09:49-06:00

NAVY TriStar Air, LLC,* Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $121,425,707 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order contract for aerial refueling services in support of the Department of the Navy, other Department of Defense agencies, and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will be performed in Riverside, California (50 percent); Brunswick, Georgia (40 percent); and various locations outside the [...]

2019-04-19T14:09:57-06:00

ArianeGroup starting Ariane 6 production after new ESA agreement

WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency’s 22 member states agreed April 17 to a workaround to get Ariane 6 production in full swing despite a dearth of public sector launch contracts. ArianeGroup had reached an impasse with ESA, which is paying the Franco-German company to design and build the Ariane 6 rocket, after the number [...]

ArianeGroup starting Ariane 6 production after new ESA agreement2019-04-18T14:08:02-06:00

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi v. United States 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions is announcing the Second Dubay Hearing in the case of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi v. United States at Joint Base Andrews, Tuesday, May 7. Media desiring to view this hearing from Joint Base Andrews should send their requests via email to osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.gtmo-press@mail.mil. [...]

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi v. United States 2019-04-18T14:07:56-06:00

Satixfy prepares release of flat panel antennas this year

WASHINGTON — British and Israeli satellite antenna developer Satixfy says it is nearing the release of flat-panel products designed first for connecting internet of things devices, with variants for other markets following shortly. Rajanik Mark, Satixfy’s chief operating officer, said the company has created its own chipsets that it can build in-house to bring down [...]

Satixfy prepares release of flat panel antennas this year2019-04-18T14:08:03-06:00