NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia

Northrop Grumman personnel load supplies and experiments into the Cygnus cargo spacecraft in the payload processing facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in preparation for the company’s 10th commercial resupply services mission, currently scheduled for no earlier than Nov. 15, 2018.

Credits: NASA/Patrick Black

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket sits in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility during preparation for the company’s 10th commercial resupply services mission, currently scheduled for no earlier than Nov. 15, 2018.

Credits: Northrop Grumman

Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.

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Boeing Launches New Organization to Unleash the Power of Advanced Computing and Networks in Aerospace

New Disruptive Computing & Networks organization will operate as part of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology

Charles Toups to lead new organization

Naveed Hussain to become new leader of Boeing Research & Technology

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a new Disruptive Computing and Networks (DC&N) organization to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications.

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Munich Airport announces partnership with “Too Good To Go”

Reducing waste by saving tasty food

Avoiding food waste and saving money – while promoting sustainability: Allresto, the Munich Airport subsidiary responsible for most of the airport’s food and beverage operations, has launched a pilot project to test a new app: “Too Good To Go”. This digital platform lets airport visitors, passengers and employees order surplus food prepared by restaurants and other food service establishments at special reduced prices for pick-up between 8:00 and 9:30 pm. The first restaurant at Munich Airport to join the pilot project is Surf & Turf (photo) in the Munich Airport Center (MAC).

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New NASA Podcast Shares ‘Invisible’ Stories of Spaceflight

Today, NASA released a new, limited-edition podcast called The Invisible Network, the first NASA podcast to embrace narrative storytelling. All six episodes can be downloaded and binged on NASA’s website, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.

You may think you know NASA: astronauts, launches, Mars rovers, and so on. This new podcast brings listeners a side of NASA they may have never heard of before — technologies crucial to spaceflight, yet often overlooked.

The podcast’s title comes from author and former NASA engineer Sunny Tsiao’s book, “Read You Loud and Clear,” which NASA published in 2008. Tsiao notes that NASA’s communications and tracking programs are often described as “invisible.” Infrastructures, he writes, are seldom recognized, except when they fall short.

If NASA’s networks are invisible, perhaps it’s because they work so well.

The goal of The Invisible Network is to engage listeners with overlooked technologies and advancements in a fresh, exciting way. The narrative format allows episodes to delve deeply into a topic, while uncovering the human side of space science and exploration. In the podcast, seemingly esoteric technologies become vital and personal pieces of NASA’s story – a rich legacy of continued innovation amongst the stars.

Listen to The Invisible Network here or on SoundCloud:

Other NASA podcasts include:

NASA in Silicon Valley, a weekly series from the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, features the researchers, scientists and engineers and who push the boundaries of innovation.

Houston We Have a Podcast, the official podcast of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, focuses on human spaceflight and the scientists and engineers who support crewed exploration.

Rocket Ranch, the official podcast of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, takes listeners behind the scenes into the inner workings of the world’s premiere spaceport.

Gravity Assist takes listeners on a journey through the solar system and beyond with many of the world’s top scientists as their guides.


Boeing announces enhanced Integrated Material Solution capability at MRO Europe

Integrated Material Solution will meet growing customer supply chain and logistics needs with customized services

Additional parts and services deals announced

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced an expansion of its parts program, called Integrated Material Solution (IMS), to meet airline customers’ growing supply chain requirements for tailored, flexible parts and logistics solutions.

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Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years



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K64907-06w World Air Cargo Forecast projects demand for 2,650 freighters over the next two decades

Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 percent growth annually.

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GKN Aerospace officially opens state of the art aero-engine repair facility in Malaysia

 17 October 2018

GKN Aerospace officially opens state of the art aero-engine repair facility in Malaysia

  • Repair and research facility for customers in the Asian-Pacific region
  • Expansion strengthens Asian footprint
  • Recruitment ongoing for 150 employees, growing to 300 in 2020

GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia. GKN Aerospace Malaysia reached this significant milestone on Thursday 4th October. GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Leadership came together with Federal and State Government officials from Malaysia, as well as investment partners and customers, to recognize GKN Aerospace’s establishment in the region and the importance of growing the Aerospace market in Southern Malaysia.
The event was well supported with over 50 guests attending and 4 guest speakers, including Joakim Andersson, CEO GKN Aerospace Engine Systems and Mr Arham, Deputy CEO, MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority).

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Lockheed Martin Reaches Technical Milestone for Long Range Discrimination Radar

The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a key component of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and will provide acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to enable separate defense systems to lock on and engage ballistic missile threats. Image courtesy Lockheed Martin. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Moorestown, N.J., Oct. 15, 2018 – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) has completed a closed loop satellite track with tactical hardware and software marking a significant achievement as the program continues to meet its technical milestones and works towards delivery to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in 2020 at its Clear, Alaska, site.

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New Lockheed Martin-Built Protected Communications Satellite Confirmed Online in Orbit Following Successful Launch

U.S. Air Force's fourth Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite is encapsulated in its launch fairings prior to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Fourth Satellite Will Complete Global Coverage for Advanced Extremely High Frequency Constellation

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communication satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today at 12:15 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition at 3:47 a.m. ET.

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Textron Aviation debuts new full-scale Cessna SkyCourier mockup

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018)  Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today unveiled the new full-scale Cessna SkyCourier mockup at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida. The cabin mockup on display at this year’s event offers a preview into the Cessna SkyCourier’s passenger options and standard features.

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