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August 8, 2011

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For the complete current issue, archives and more, go to: AviationWeek.com/awst Free to subscribers. AVIATION WEEK PHOTO CONTEST The call is out for entries to Aviation Week'S 20th Annual Photo Contest. This year, a new Manufacturing, MRO and Equipment category joins the tried and true Commercial, Defense, General Aviation and Space.
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For more breaking news, go to: AviationWeek.com Martian Water NASA has found circumstantial evidence of liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars, at its southern midlatitudes during the planet’s warmer months. Images from the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show dark features appearing and extending down steep slopes during the planet’s late spring and summer, fading in winter and returning the following spring.
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DEFENSE

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Failing Grade The U.K. Parliament’s Defense Committee has effectively given the government’s Strategic Defense & Security Review (SDSR) a failing grade, warning that it could leave the military unable to meet national demands after 2015 as a result of cuts made in the last year.
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Insitu Unveils Unmanned Law Enforcement Helicopter

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has introduced an unmanned helicopter that will fit into a police car trunk and is aimed at the law enforcement market. The police will be the first group of commercial remotely piloted aircraft users that is allowed limited access to civil airspace.
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THE INSIDE TRACK

Mirror Masters

James Webb Space Telescope work has boosted the optical profile of AL’s-3’s Tinselly

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SPACE PROGRAMS

Drifting Apar t

ESA takes the lead as NASA scales back funding for joint astrophysics, planetary missions

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Big Shot

Production ramp-up under way as SpaceX breaks through the 1,500-employee barrier

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Crisis Point

Rocket chief renews plea for firm plan as programs slow to a crawl

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DEFENSE BUDGET

On Guard

U.S. defense community gears up to fight $850 billion in cuts

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Under the Gun - Programs To Watch

Even if the government sticks to the low the range of defense cuts under conside the Pentagon is reviewing its investment Here’s our list of programs already on the bubble: F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER The Marine Corps variant of this Lockheed Martin program is “on probation” and a target on Capitol Hill for cost overruns. It is easy money in the near years that would prompt huge blowback on Capitol Hill and among the program’s international partners.
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