Monthly Archives: August 2011
The Pentagon has adapted consumer-driven technology such as satellite television and digital video to give pilots, combat troops and commanders at headquarters a real-time look at the enemy on computer screens. For the first time in warfare, troops on the … Continue reading
The 18-foot mini-sub made at the company’s defense systems facility in Anaheim could be used for national defense and environmental protection. By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times An 18-foot, bright-yellow submarine drone is being tested off the coast of Santa … Continue reading
Mission calls for SpaceX’s Dragon capsule to visit the International Space Station as part of a $1.6-billion contract with NASA. SpaceX is preparing for a November launch to the International Space Station. (Al Diaz, Miami Herald / August 18, 2011) … Continue reading
NASA’s next exploration mission — visiting an asteroid —When the last orbiter Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center, ending the 30-year-old space shuttle program, NASA will have its sights set on the next big exploration mission: sending astronauts to an asteroid in about … Continue reading
The fleet of 158 F-22 planes — costing $412 million each — has never entered combat and has been grounded since May 3 because of a government safety investigation. The probe follows more than a dozen incidents in which oxygen … Continue reading
Engineers and scientists monitoring the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, which was designed to fly at 20 times the speed of sound, lost contact with the vehicle midway through a scheduled 30-minute flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
August 10, 2011 | 10:33am NASA handed out $10 million in contracts this week to seven commercial space companies to boost the space agency’s payloads into the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere.It is yet another step by NASA in … Continue reading