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New Products at MILCOM

November 9, 2011 11:55 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced the MASW-000932, a new High Power SPDT switch, and the MADR-010574, a 250 V PIN Diode Driver at MILCOM 2011 in Boston.

High Performance, High-Reliability Oscillators

November 7, 2011 10:35 am | News | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation is showcasing its extensive line of products for military, avionics, and satellite communications at MILCOM 2011 booth #2025 taking place on November 7-10, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

OpenVPX Reference Platform Handles High-bandwidth, Intense Computing Reqs

November 7, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides

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Rugged, Secure Network Appliances Target Military Vehicles

November 7, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms and Juniper Networks announced at MILCOM 2011 that the two companies will work together to develop a family of rugged, highly secure routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments.

NASA's new Mars rover reaches Florida launch pad

November 4, 2011 9:42 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a $2.5 billion rover designed to assess that planet's suitability for life, arrived at its Florida launch pad on Thursday in preparation for a planned November 25 liftoff, the U.S. space agency said.

Higher Rating Achieved on RF Inductors for Military Market

November 4, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics announced that the company recently achieved failure rate Level P for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors – ER10M Series and ER17S Series.

Compact Computer Designed for Rugged Environments

November 3, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R1420 is a small, rugged embedded computer that operates without fans or other moving parts for the most reliable operation possible.

Analog Semiconductor Solutions to Showcase at MILCOM

November 3, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions is showcasing a broad portfolio of new products suitable for military communications at the MILCOM, 2011 tradeshow, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Contract Awarded by Lockheed Martin for the C-130J Program

November 2, 2011 9:07 am | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to provide Vortex Compact Network Storage (CNS) subsystems to the C-130J Program. The CNS will be deployed as the Network File Server...

Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Solutions at MILCOM

November 1, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced it will demonstrate its latest military communications test technologies and tools at MILCOM, Nov. 7-10, at the Baltimore Convention Center (Booth 1201) in Baltimore.

Boeing brings space taxi jobs to Florida

November 1, 2011 11:23 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

Boeing Co will bring hundreds of jobs to Florida by basing a program to develop passenger spaceships at the Kennedy Space Center, first for NASA and later for commercial use, officials said on Monday.

High Specification AT-cut Crystals Targets Specialist Apps

October 31, 2011 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IQD Frequency Products launched a new range of high specification crystals for specialist applications such as military, radar and pagers. The crystals are available in a variety of package styles including

China plans 2012 manned space flight after docking test

October 31, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

China will launch up to two manned space missions in 2012 as it hones the skills needed to secure a long-term manned presence in outer space, an official spokeswoman said on Monday, on the eve of the launch of an unmanned spacecraft.

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Russia poised to resume space station flights

October 31, 2011 8:09 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that forced a cut in staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost.

China denies it is behind hacking of U.S. satellites

October 31, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing on Monday denied a U.S. commission's claim that China may have been responsible for hacking incidents on U.S. environment-monitoring satellites, saying that the committee had "ulterior motives" in writing such a draft report.

Storm forces NASA to call off underwater simulation

October 28, 2011 10:27 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA evacuated astronauts and scientists participating in an underwater space simulation in the Florida Keys over concerns about Hurricane Rina, officials said on Wednesday.

200-Watt AC-DC Switchers Can Withstand Condensing Atmospheres

October 26, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abbott Technologies Inc. has extended its AM military power supply product line, and now offers a family of AC-DC switchers that can withstand condensing and other extreme environments. The new products, designated the AM200EC family, employ light-weight circuit board coatings and

Prototype passenger spaceship poised for launch

October 26, 2011 7:12 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A prototype passenger spaceship developed by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies arrived in Florida on Sunday for launch on a practice cargo run to the International Space Station, officials said on Monday.

China says to launch unmanned space-docking craft

October 26, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

China said on Wednesday it will launch within weeks its first spacecraft capable of docking with a module it put into orbit last month, in what will mark a crucial test of its growing space program.

Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super-rugged Versions

October 25, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can

GA-ASI Support of the Army Warfighter Continues to Grow

October 25, 2011 11:02 am | News | Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today provided an update on recent accomplishments of its U.S. Army UAS and radar programs. At the Army’s Manned-Unmanned Systems Integration Capability (MUSIC) exercise held September 16 at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah...

U.S. astronaut eager for ''sports car'' space ride

October 24, 2011 9:25 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Veteran U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank said on Monday he was eager to fly Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, likening it to a sports car and NASA's space shuttle to a big truck.

Custom MMIC Design Services wins a 2011 Army Achievement Award

October 20, 2011 11:03 am | News | Comments

Custom MMIC Design Services was awarded a 2011 Army Achievement Award in recognition of its innovative work on high efficiency, low power, low noise MMIC amplifiers for SATCOM applications.

Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

October 20, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the value of 'crowd-sourcing' to science and planetary defence.

Satellite pieces may hit Earth on weekend

October 20, 2011 10:36 am | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pieces of a retired German satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere may crash to earth this weekend, the German Aerospace Center said Thursday.

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