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DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense […]


Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Lifting off from Baikonur at 01:05 am Moscow Time on Thursday, March 19, the Proton-M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) successfully orbited the Airbus DS–built Express AM-7 telecommunications satellite for Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), under the Russian Federal Program, “Development […]


Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 the forthcoming move of its Skynet 5A satellite. The move of Skynet 5A will enable delivery of protected and secure satcom services in the new coverage footprint from mid-2015. Airbus Defence and […]


Remote Sensing Satellite Market Reaching New Heights

Remote Sensing Satellite

With demand for Earth imagery increasing, manufacturers are expected to produce more than 200 remote sensing satellites over the next 10 years, according to Forecast International. The company’s new study “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites” reports […]


US Army researching uniforms that automatically decontaminate

Chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, of the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., inserts a swatch of fabric into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The swatch of uniform fabric has been treated with chemicals that can break down chemical warfare agents. The spectrometer is used to determine what those chemical warfare agents are broken down into when they come in contact with the fabric treatment.

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, on Aberdeen […]


US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

Attacks, counter-attacks, bombs, rescues, evacuations and logistics are all elements of conflict. For the participants of Key Resolve 2015 (KR15), these actions and other important elements of combat come through a buzzing hard drive rather than from a physical foe. […]


Understanding The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Space Systems

Understanding The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Space Systems

The electromagnetic environment in most space systems is typically very complex. Recent advances in communications technologies and electronic devices has created numerous emitters of radio frequency energy that were not present before the turn of the century. Launch vehicle and […]


Israeli Soldiers Using Google Glass-like Technology for Real-Time Warfare

Israeli Soldiers Using Google Glass-like Technology for Real-Time Warfare

Imagine being in the heat of battle, you are exhausted, fatigued and running on adrenaline. A few seconds before a terrorist opens fire, you are told over the radio to take cover and prepare. This is the development of military-like […]


Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

A behavioral health specialist aims his weapon during a demonstration provided by Maj. (Dr.) Michael Valdovinos to show how Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy can be be used to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by recreating the look, sounds and smells of a deployed environment.

If you think you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a new form of help is available at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC, where they can recreate the look, sounds and smell of a deployed environment to […]


 
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