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Canaveral AFS FL (SPX) May 17, 2020
The US Air Force on Sunday successfully launched its high-tech drone X-37B, placing the reusable vehicle into orbit for its sixth secretive mission in space. The drone, which resembles a smaller version of the manned space shuttles retired by the US space program in 2011, was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the Air Force said. It will spend months in orbit, remotely conducting a series of experiments.

IBCS Goes Agile

Saturday, 16 May 2020 21:45
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Falls Church VA (SPX) May 14, 2020
A year ago, after the U.S. Department of Defense called for a movement to Agile development methodologies, one of the Northrop Grumman IBCS software teams was part of a pilot program with the U.S. Army. The experience and results were well received and, last November, the Army awarded a $70 million, 28-month contract to transform the entire IBCS software development process to an Agile framework

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Moscow (Sputnik) May 14, 2020
One of the US Space Force's leading commanders recently blasted Russian space activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming Moscow has an "increasing penchant for unsafe and what I would consider unacceptable behavior in space." Meanwhile, the Pentagon is readying its own plans for militarizing outer space. While Washington has generated no shortage of noise about the space activities

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Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) May 15, 2020
In the spring of 2019, the Air Force released the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy to secure continued technological advantage over rapidly developing state competitors in 2030 and beyond through future technology research and converting new technologies into transformational warfighting concepts. Over the course of the past year, the Air Force has made big strides in implementing key p

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Tallahassee FL (SPX) May 14, 2020
You've probably seen the satellite images that show a hurricane developing: thick white clouds clumping together, arms spinning around a central eye as it heads for the coast. After decades of research, meteorologists still have questions about how hurricanes develop. Now, Florida State University researchers have found that even the smallest changes in atmospheric conditions could trigger

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Boston MA (SPX) May 15, 2020
When MIT announced in March that most research labs on campus would need to ramp down to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, Canan Dagdeviren's lab was ready. For the past two years, Dagdeviren and her lab manager, David Sadat, have run the Conformable Decoders Group using "lean lab" management principles, working closely with MIT's Environment, Health and Safety Office (EHS). Every item

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WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance on May 17 launched an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane to orbit for its sixth mission. The vehicle lifted off at 09:14 AM Eastern time from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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College Station TX (SPX) May 15, 2020
Construction of the Bush Combat Development Complex is set to begin this fall after The Texas A and M University System Regents cast three votes to help transform how the U.S. Army prepares for future combat. Regents voted to amend the system's capital budget, adding $79.3 million to build the nation's biggest enclosed-tube hypersonic testing facility as well as testing grounds for both ai

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Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) May 18, 2020
For Artemis missions, NASA's Orion spacecraft will be traveling at 25,000 mph as it reenters the Earth's atmosphere, which will slow it down to 325 mph. Parachutes will then bring it down to about 20 mph. During the parachute deploy sequence, hardware will be jettisoned and fall into the Pacific Ocean below while the recovery ship awaits near the landing site. Keeping the ship and recovery

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Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2020
These images show a landscape deformed by strong tectonic activity in the area north of Labeatis Fossae in the Tempe Terra region of Mars. They were acquired by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Here, the results of the enormous forces that once affected

Why clouds form near black holes

Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:46
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Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2020
Once you leave the majestic skies of Earth, the word "cloud" no longer means a white fluffy-looking structure that produces rain. Instead, clouds in the greater universe are clumpy areas of greater density than their surroundings. Space telescopes have observed these cosmic clouds in the vicinity of supermassive black holes, those mysterious dense objects from which no light can escape, wi

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Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 18, 2020
Mergers between black holes and neutron stars in dense star clusters are quite unlike those that form in isolated regions where stars are few. Their associated features could be crucial to the study of gravitational waves and their source. Dr Manuel Arca Sedda of the Institute for Astronomical Computing at Heidelberg University came to this conclusion in a study that used computer simulati

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Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 14, 2020
Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The discovery will revolutionize scientists' ability to study details like the ages, sizes and compositions of these stars - all members of a class named for the prototype, the bright star Delta Scuti. "Delta Scuti stars cl

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Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 14, 2020
By listening to the beating hearts of stars, astronomers have for the first time identified a rhythm of life for a class of stellar objects that had until now puzzled scientists. "Previously we were finding too many jumbled up notes to understand these pulsating stars properly," said lead author Professor Tim Bedding from the University of Sydney. "It was a mess, like listening to a cat wa

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Birmingham UK (SPX) May 14, 2020
The key to unlocking the secrets of a large group of pulsating stars has been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Pulsations are a common feature of stars. They are natural resonances, formed by trapped waves like those in musical instrument, and provide a unique way to look inside stars. Studies that use pulsations - the field of asteroseismology - allow us to test mod

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