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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne Demonstrates 3D Printed Satellite Rocket Propulsion System

Project Funded By NASA's Opportunities In Technology Development

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System (CHAMPS). The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites.

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.22.14): Bernoulli's Principle

Bernoulli's Principle Daniel Bernoulli explained that the faster molecules within a fluid move, the less pressure they exert on objects around them. This applies to all fluids, including water, air and gases. For example, the water in a pond will exert more pressure on the pond's bottom than a flowing stream with the same amount of water will exert on the streambed.

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.22.14)

Aero Linx: The Deaf Pilot's Association Who is The Deaf Pilot's Association? We are men and women, teachers and students, mechanics and farmers, bankers and programmers, priests and writers, working and retired. We come from all over the United States, many European countries, and Australia. We are diverse. Many of us are Deaf people who use American Sign Language. Others employ speech and lipreading. Some of us are hard of hearing. Some are late-deafened. We are united by a common love of flying. We have been pilots since the earliest days of aviation. In fact, the first pilot to fly across the United States (Calbraith Perry Rodgers in “Vin Fiz,” 1911) had a severe hearing loss from scarlet fever during his childhood...

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.22.14)

"It was a long time goal for both sisters to fly together and that dream recently came true. The women recently operated flight 1480 from FLL to DCA making them the first ever sister-sister flight crew at JetBlue! Pia began her aviation career flying freight and corporate jets before joining JetBlue nine years ago. While, Anna-Maria followed her big sister’s lead and also began flying corporate jets seven years ago until finding her home at JetBlue three years ago." Source: Comments made in an inspiring JetBlue blog entry after two sisters worked together for the first time -- on the same flightdeck -- both halves of the same flight crew. 

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

NASA Launches New Micro-g NExT For Undergraduates

Deadline For Proposals Is January 28

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a new microgravity activity called Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT). The deadline for proposals is Jan. 28, 2015.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Japan, Australia To Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites In Pacific Region

Facilities Expected To Be Operational In Both Countries In 2018

Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced this week.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation Transfers Operation Of Six Orbital Satellites

ORBCOMM Begins Providing Services To Customers

The first six satellites of the ORBCOMM Generation Two (OG2) constellation, designed and built by Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems, have completed all on-orbit checkout procedures, culminating in the transfer of operations from SNC to ORBCOMM in mid-September. The six satellites have already begun providing greater network efficiency for ORBCOMM’s global customers.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

GPS III, OCX Successfully Demo Key Satellite Command And Control Capabilities

Successful Demo Of New Automation And Information Assurance Capabilities Clears Way For The Final Launch And Early Orbit Exercise

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company have successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX). 

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Raytheon, Bell Conduct 1st Missile Launch From V-22

Exercise Demonstrates Rapid Integration Of Low-Cost Griffin Missile

Raytheon Company and Bell Helicopter completed two successful launches of the Griffin B missile from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. As an industry funded effort with Bell's Xworx, Raytheon demonstrated the simplicity of integrating the Griffin B missile onto the V-22 platform.

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