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DOD to weigh in on small-satellite option A plan to build smaller, cheaper satellites for weather forecasting will get a Pentagon review in coming months, possibly setting the stage for government payloads on commercial satellites, as well. The Pentagon is considering the new approach following the cancellation of a large satellite program that was to be built by Northrop Grumman. "There are many of us who believe that we will save money when we go to a more resilient architecture because we can use smaller satellites," said Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy. Sep 27, 2013

Volunteers keep WWII Lancaster bomber flying A team of volunteers has worked for 25 years to keep the Hamilton Warplane Heritage MuseumOs World War II Lancaster bomber flying. "She's my mistress, she's my passion, my love. And she's got an attitude like anything -- she's a high-maintenance girl," said flight engineer Craig Brookhouse. The Lancaster costs about a half million dollars per year to keep running, paid for largely by public donations. Sep 25, 2013

Boeing Anodyne, Inc., a metal finishing company based in Santa Ana, California, has received an award from The Boeing Company for outstanding service and quality. Anodyne was tasked to help Boeing reduce their lead-times in the Emergent Build Center (EBC). Within one year, Anodyne received nearly 50,000 different parts for chemical processing from the EBC and received a 100% quality rating with an average turnaround time of 1.8 days, greatly reducing BoeingOs lead time and helping the EBC reach their target. John Giroux, Sr. of The Boeing Company stated, OThis award is to thank you for your outstanding performance in support of our emergent requirements. Your predictable, sustainable, and reliable lead-times have been the single most contributing factor to our Cycle Time Reduction Initiative. Anodyne has continued to not only meet, but in most cases beat advertised cycle times without sacrificing quality.O Sep 27, 2013

Boeing LiveTV, the leading innovator of inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Boeing 737-900 aircraft from the Federal Aviation Administration to install satellite-based next generation Ka-band inflight airline internet and streaming entertainment systems. LiveTV has the ability to use this certification for all airlines operating 737-900 fleets. This STC comes less...

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