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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated On NASA's JWST

Will Reduce Temperature Variances Between Hot And Cold Sides Of The Spacecraft

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation, which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Jobs Shifting In Torrance, CA Aerospace Sector

One Company Cutting 100 Jobs, But SpaceX May Add 200

An aerospace company in Torrance, CA has notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 93 employees my mid 2018 as a manufacturing contract comes to an end, but SpaceX may come in to take up the slack and more.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA. In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into account lost tax revenue and new or increased taxes and fees, the net outcome is an increase in the deficit of $98.5 billion. A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month. The new home for Doc will be an interactive B-29 Hangar and Education Cente

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17: Flightwave, Robotic Skies, Sky Hopper Cargo Drone

Also: Kratos Mako, Dronecode's Meier, Virginia Tech, Edwards AFB, Department Of The Interior
 
A California-based startup company plans to introduce a new,  long-range, high-endurance, vertical take-off aircraft, designed and manufactured in the US. FlightWave Aerospace Systems says that the aircraft is designed to bring new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. FlightWave’s FlightWave Edge UAS, requires no nets, no catapults, and no cumbersome ground equipment, according to the company. The Edge’s quick, tool-free assembly, payload swapping, and click-to-fly touchscreen tablet controller mean users are flying, vertically or horizontally, in a few minutes. Robotic Skies, LLC, has raised a round of venture capital financing. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for high-end commercial unmanned aircraft systems. Robotic

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Galileo Ground Control System Team Marks Major Milestone

Interlink Sites Between Centers Declared Approved For Use

Early in July the Inter-site links between the two Galileo Ground Control Centers in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) and Fucino (Italy) were declared fully functional and approved for use by the Galileo Security Accreditation Board. This major milestone within the Galileo Ground Control System (GCS) project means that all the received satellite telemetry data and the Key Management devices that secure the communication channel between the satellites and the ground the Galileo Ground Control Operations can now be fully shared between the two centers.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Aero-TV: The RV-12iS Evolves - More Than An Engine Upgrade

Airplane Upgraded With 912iS Engine And More
 
Van's Aircraft has made several upgrades to its popular RV 12 model, starting forward of the firewall and continuing through much of the airplane.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Airborne 08.21.17: CAF's Brown Resigns, EA700 Prototype, Heli Sales Report

Also: KSFO Night Landings, Kitfox S7 Speedster, USGS, Spirit Pilots, Kratos Mako, NASA Flight Suits, CAW Five

Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) effective August 17, 2017. Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport. Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Robert Stenevik will serve as CAF president/CEO until a permanent president is identified. The ONE Aviation 'Canada' program, which ANN exclusively detailed last year for the first time, is about to kick into high gear. A re-winged Eclipse airframe, which will be used to document various aerodynamic aspects of the design upgrade has been shown off publicly prior to a test progra

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017

NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement For Polar Satellite Program

Would Extend Through 2022 If All Options Are Exercised

NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Center in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Airbus Completes MetOp-C Platform/Payload Coupling

The Third And Final Satellite Of The First Generation Of MetOp Polar-Orbiting Meteorological Satellites

The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical center of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four tonnes, is now almost complete after successful coupling of its payload and service module.

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Mon, Aug 21, 2017

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications

Maryland Company To Perform Work At Kennedy Space Center, Other Locations

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.

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