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Global Hawk Aircraft Lands in Alaska for Reconnaissance Exercise

Eielson Air Force Base welcomed on Thursday an RQ-4 Global Hawk tasked to support RED FLAG-Alaska, a simulated reconnaissance training exercise. The aircraft - assigned to Beale AFB - and a team of pilots will take part in an effort to better apply the RQ-4's reconnaissance capacities to simulated warfighting, Eielson AFB said Friday.

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NASA Completes Ground-Based Laser Tests of ICESat-2’s Altimeter System

NASA has completed the ground-based laser testing of the ICESat-2 satellite’s altimeter instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The completion of the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System‘s testing sets ICESat-2 for launch on Sept. 12., the space agency said Tuesday. Previously, Northrop Grumman integrated the ATLAS with a spacecraft bus built to serve as the instrument’s …

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NASA Eyes March 2021 Launch for Webb Telescope

NASA has set March 30, 2021, as the new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope after the independent review board released its findings and recommendations for the program. NASA said Thursday IRB recommended that development work on the Webb telescope should continue and that the revised launch date …

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USAF Identifies Three Potential B-21 Bomber Aircraft Bases

The U.S. Air Force has identified three military bases as “reasonable alternative” hosts for the future long-range strike bomber aircraft. B-21 Raider bombers under development by Northrop Grumman will replace current B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit units stationed at Dyess AFB in Texas, Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota and Whiteman AFB in Missouri, …

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