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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, August 21, 2019

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Programs

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SLS Testing Pushes Launch Debut Into 2021

Aug 20, 2019
Although NASA still is officially targeting late 2020 for the SLS debut in the Artemis-1 test mission, the agency is widely expected to acknowledge the slide as part of the outcome of an ongoing review associated with recent leadership changes in its exploration programs.
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Crucial Commercial Crew Tests Loom For Boeing, SpaceX

Aug 20, 2019
Despite test incidents and delays to both NASA commercial crew systems, Boeing expects to conduct the first uncrewed orbital flight of its CST-100 Starliner in October, while SpaceX still hopes to fly astronauts in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station by the end of the year.
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Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit

Aug 20, 2019
India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has successfully entered lunar orbit three weeks after it was launched.
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U.S. Navy’s Future Carrier Radar Tested

Aug 20, 2019
The U.S. Navy’s Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR), a version of the modular SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) under development by Raytheon, has completed its first system-level tests at Wallops Island in Virginia.
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Collins To Support Dutch F-35s, Chinooks

Aug 19, 2019
Announced on Aug. 19, the agreement calls for Collins to provide local field service engineers and test capabilities at locations in Soesterberg and at Woensdrecht Air Base, including establishment of an F-35 pilot readiness center.

SpeedNews Defense & Space

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SpeedNews Defense & Space

Aug 22, 2019
CAPITAL ONE will acquire KIPPSDESANTO & CO., an investment banking firm specialized in aerospace/defense, government and tech companies.

In Brief

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Norwegian Crash Draws Attention To Electric Aviation Vision

Aug 22, 2019
The crash of Norway’s first electric aircraft is being portrayed by local media as a blow to the country’s plan to electrify all domestic aviation by 2040.

Funding & Policy

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U.S. State Dept. Officially Clears F-16 Sale To Taiwan

Aug 20, 2019
The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed sale of 66 F-16 Block 70 aircraft to Taiwan despite the intense opposition of the Chinese government.
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ACC Chief Prioritizes Retention, Recruitment

Aug 20, 2019
The U.S. Air Force is devising ways to attract new talent and retain what the head of Air Combat Command calls “stressed” airmen.

Operations

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U.S. Navy Advanced Arresting Gear Cleared To Recover ‘Props and Jets’

Aug 16, 2019
The U.S. Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier Advanced Arresting Gear system has been approved to recover all “props and jets,” an aircraft recovery bulletin says.

 

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