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Jefferson Morris

Jefferson Morris
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

Jeff has been involved in aerospace journalism for more than a decade. Prior to joining Aviation Week, Jeff served as managing editor of Launchspace magazine and the International Space Industry Report. He received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

The Week in Defense, Sept. 12-19, 2019 
USAF to pack the B-1 with more weapons; Trump fires national security advisor Bolton; Sweden’s defense budget gets a boost; Virtual war game planned for Finland’s fighter contest.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 22-29, 2019 
Taiwan F-16 buy gets State Department nod; Brazil flies upgraded AEW jet; Ford carrier’s AAG clears milestone; Rafael offers Spike NLOS for UK military helos.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 23-30, 2018 
Israel lobbies to maintain F-35 engines; Socom wants a new small UAS; Tupolev rolls out an upgraded Tu-22M, and Lockheed Martin hits a GPS III milestone.
Trump Signs Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Bill 
President Donald Trump signed the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law Dec. 12.
Podcast: The Future of Heavy-Lift Space Launchers 20
Who will make it to Mars first? NASA, or the new entrepreneurs? Listen in as our editors discuss.
Podcast: SpaceX’s Road to Recovery 2
What the space-launch upstart thinks went wrong in September, what the delay means for its customers and how the company has handled losses in the past. Plus, Orbital ATK’s Pegasus launch and a John Glenn remembrance.
Inmarsat Switches Launch From SpaceX To Arianespace 
Satellite operator Inmarsat has switched the launch of the Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 telecommunications spacecraft to Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket, as a result of delays in the launch schedule of original launch provider SpaceX.
First GOES-R Satellite Prepares For Early November Launch 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) first next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-R, is set to launch early next month.
Unmanned Systems Seen Having Trust Issues 
Unlocking the true potential of unmanned systems will require building greater trust of the systems among users, according to a panel of military unmanned systems leaders speaking at the recent Sea-Air-Space symposium here.
Forecast Friday: U.S. Bomber MRO Market 
View the Forecast Friday: U.S. Bomber MRO Market chart in PDF format.
Latest Space Station Cargo Mission Launched 
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus unmanned cargo spacecraft is on its way to a scheduled March 26 arrival at the International Space Station (ISS), following its launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral late March 22.
GAO: LRS-B Among Programs For Congress To Watch 
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is urging Congress to keep a close watch on several major defense acquisition programs, including the Long-Range Strike Bomber.
Lockheed Sees Convoy Driver-Assist Tech Ready For Debut
Lockheed Martin believes “active safety” technology it has developed to help convoy drivers avoid collisions is ready for deployment now.
NASA Confirms Liquid Water on Mars  4
Finding adds urgency to space agency’s quest to find life on other planets.
NASA Confirms Present-Day Liquid Water On Mars  5
Spectroscopic data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have confirmed that dark streaks appearing on Martian slopes are the result of liquid water.

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