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September 20, 2023

SpaceX Countersues Biden DOJ

Portrait of a Weaponized Judicial Branch

SpaceX is fighting a puzzling lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which alleges the world’s leading private space-launch concern maintains discriminatory hiring practices. SpaceX asserts the DOJ’s lawsuit is unconstitutional and has responded to such with a compelling countersuit. On 24 August 2023, the Biden DOJ set forth: “The lawsuit alleges that, from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”

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Aero-TV: Kitfox Upgrades Back-Country Undercarriage

Acme Aerofab Black Ops Gear and Suspension Impress

The viability of a backcountry aircraft is a function of numerous purpose-built components and systems functioning synergistically in service of utility and occupant safety. To at least the same degree as a robust airframe and a reliable powerplant, a rugged, resilient landing-gear system determines the fitness of an aircraft design for the rigors of backcountry flying. As part of its continuous improvement of the long-running, eminently proven Kitfox aircraft family, Kitfox Aircraft LLC and Acme Aerofab have partnered for the purpose of offering the backcountry sector a superior landing

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Airborne-NextGen 09.12.23: ND BVLOS, Starship 'Mishap' Report, USN Drone Camp

Also: Matternet-UPSFF, Wisk In DC, General Atomics-DARPA, Volatus MOU w/LEO  

The FAA has granted uAvionix approval to conduct BVLOS drone flights utilizing Vantis, North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind UAS system. uAvionix, with support from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, demonstrated to FAA personnel that it had established adequate risk mitigations to satisfy requisite safety standards for the specified BVLOS operation within the NAS. The FAA has issued a brief statement in which they state that they have closed the SpaceX Starship Super Heavy mishap investigation. The final report cites multiple root causes of the April 20, 2023, mishap and 63 c

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Klyde Morris (09.18.23)

Klyde Is Getting A Little Dizzy Over All This UFO/UAP Frenzy


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.23)

Aero Linx: Air & Space Forces Association Our mission is to promote dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support our Airmen, Guardians, and their Families; and to remember and respect our enduring Heritage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.23): Takeoff Roll

Takeoff Roll

The process whereby an aircraft is aligned with the runway centerline and the aircraft is moving with the intent to take off. For helicopters, this pertains to the act of becoming airborne after departing a takeoff area. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.20.23)

“We are working closely with the FAA and supporting agencies as the investigation into the root-cause commences. The Electron rocket has previously delivered 171 satellites to orbit across 37 successful orbital missions. We will identify the issue swiftly and implement corrective actions and return to the pad shortly.” Source: From a statement by Rocket Lab USA, as it experienced an as-of-yet undisclosed issue during the 19 September launch of the company’s 41st mission.

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