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July 03, 2016

NASA Awards Contract To Increase Water Recovery On Space Station

Small Arizona Firm Gets $5.1 Million In Business From The Agency

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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Gogo Business Aviation Expands ATG Coverage In North America

New Coverage Will Provide Additional Hour Of Connectivity In Two High-Traffic Locations

Gogo Business Aviation has expanded its coverage on the eastern seaboard of North America and in central Canada, providing approximately one hour of additional air-to-ground inflight connectivity in both locations for business aircraft.

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Q-53 Radar Demonstrates Counter-UAS Capability

Showed Ability To Identify And Track Unmanned Aerial Systems

The AN/TPQ-53  counterfire radar system developed by Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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UAE Space Agency And LM To Train UAE National Space Talent

MOU Signed To Establish A Dual-Track Space Training Program

Lockheed Martin has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE Space Agency to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training program for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals.

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NAV CANADA Employees' Hold Ninth Annual Campaign For Cancer Research

Event At The Ottawa Hospital Raises More Than $400,000

NAV CANADA employees in the National Capital Region have raised over $414,000 in the Company's 2016 campaign to support cancer research. This year's total surpasses the 2015 amount by more than 10 per cent. This was NAV CANADA's ninth year of the Ottawa Hospital campaign where employee donations -- boosted by matching dollars from the Company and suppliers' contributions -- have reached a total sum of nearly $2.8 million.

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Pentagon Performance Provides Range Safety For Historic UAV Flights In Cape May

Unmanned Aircraft Delivered A Package To A Ship At Cape May, NJ

As scores of onlookers at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal gazed across the Delaware Bay, they witnessed the first drone ship-to-shore package delivery in U.S. history.

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Airmen Help Save Fishermen At Sea After Ship Catches Fire

Multiple Aviation Assets Deployed To Assist In The Rescue

Members of a special operations surgical team assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group worked to save the lives of two critically-burned fishermen rescued 500 miles off the coast of Bermuda on June 22.

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Marine Aviators Conduct New River Familiarization Flights

Local Flights Around Marine Corps Air Station Introduce New Pilots To Squadron, Area

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing familiarize a new pilot with their squadron through local flights around Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC recently.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.16)

“It’s important to control your entry into a landing zone when conducting these tactical approaches because in many environments there is the threat of hitting a tree or other obstacle.” Source: Capt. Ryan E. Casey, a pilot with the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.16): VFR Not Recommended

An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.16)

Wind Farms And Radar

More and more wind farms are popping up around the country.  Today's Aero-Linx is a good, basic primer from DHS on the issues that exist when a wind farm and radar facility are too close together.

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