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May 25, 2009

SPACE

Hubble’s Lessons

SPACE

Heavy Lift

SPACE

Ares I Chutes Pass Test

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SPACE

Hubble’s Lessons

NASA moving into the next phases of hardware maintenance in space

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SPACE

Heavy Lift

NASA scrambles to meet a 2020 lunar return within Obama budget

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SPACE

Ares I Chutes Pass Test

WASHINGTON The largest rocket parachutes ever fabricated worked as planned in this drop test May 20 at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, demonstrating that the three-chute package probably will be able to ease the first stage of NASA’s Ares I crew exploration vehicle back into the ocean for reuse.

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

In a Jam

Concerns mount that current conflicts may be overshadowing radar threats

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Course Correction

USAF explores Compass Call replacement, other electronic warfare upgrades

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Evading Hostile Fire

U.K. military planners revise airborne self-protection strategy

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DEFENSE

Attention Deficit

Reform-minded 2010 budget is getting a pass as Washington's focus turns further out

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DEFENSE

Reform Resurgent

WASHINGTON Defense acquisition reform legislation endorsed by President Barack Obama is headed for swift enactment after Senate and House leaders reached a compromise on competing versions of the bill. Negotiators for both legislative bodies worked out the language for the combined legislation in conference.

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DEFENSE

Fuel and Fires

Though some special ops tools are top USAF unfunded priorities for 2010, gunship plans languish

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DEFENSE

Korean Missile Defense

Seoul gets moving with a system to face Pyongyang's rockets

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