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Shane Thornley, J-6 outside machinist who has been at AEDC for three months, is from Hilo, Hawaii.  Thornley currently lives in Woodbury. He is removing the protective tape covering the roll control exhaust nozzles. Minuteman III upper stage rocket motors test fired in J-6
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) recently conducted the successful test firing of a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Stage 2 Production Quality Assurance (PQA) rocket motor in the Large Rocket Test Facility J-6. This test was followed by a successful test firing of a Stage 3 rocket motor. The purpose of these
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2007
Rita Bell, Tunnel 9 employee, “pushes the button” for the 3000th run at Tunnel 9. Bell was present during the facility’s first run in 1976. AEDC's Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 reaches 3,000-run milestone
March 15 marked an important milestone for one of Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) world-unique test assets. The Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9, located at AEDC's White Oak near Silver Spring, Md., completed its 3,000 test run as the facility approaches 30 years of operation. The first test, ironically in support of an Air Force system,
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2007
Margret Ringenberg speaks at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics lecture at the Arnold Lakeside Club at Arnold Air Force Base April 30. Mrs. Ringenberg served as a Women's Airforce Service Pilot during World War II. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) Original WASP recruit speaks at lecture
On Monday, Margaret Ringenberg, an accomplished aviator and World War II Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP), was the guest speaker at the Distinguished Lecturer Program presented by the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the H.H. Arnold Chapter of the Air Force Association. Mrs. Ringenberg was an
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2007
Dr. Richard P. Hallion is slated to be the 2007 AEDC Fellows banquet speaker June 25 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Dr. Hallion is the senior adviser for air and space issues in the directorate for security, counterintelligence and special programs in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo) Former service historian to speak to modern history makers
A former Air Force historian will be the 2007 Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Fellows banquet speaker June 25. Dr. Richard P. Hallion is the senior adviser for air and space issues in the directorate for security, counterintelligence and special programs oversight at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. He graduated from the University of
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2007
Ladd Henneman, a Lockheed Martin flight sciences engineer, removes a protective film from a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile forecone’s infrared seeker window prior to an aerothermal test at Arnold Engineering Development Center’s Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 facility in Silver Spring, Md. The window is made from a new advanced material that will provide improved seeker performance at reduced cost. (Photo by Arnold Collier) Hot, high Mach test builds confidence in missile seeker window
A team at the Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in Silver Spring, Md., turned up the heat recently on a key component of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) defensive missile system.They subjected a full-scale model of a THAAD missile nosecone with a new infra-red (IR) seeker window to
0 5/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo AEDC adapts propulsion technology for wind tunnel tests of F-35
A recent series of successful F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aerodynamic tests in Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) demonstrated the center's ability to adapt propulsion test technologies for use in wind tunnel tests. "We developed and implemented technologies necessary to analyze high-speed F-35
0 5/02
2007
AEDC Test Operations personnel make final inspections of an F118-GE-100 engine prior to altitude testing.  The engine, which powers the B-2 bomber, is part of the F118 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), which supports the Air Force’s Component Improvement Program. F118 engine continues altitude performance testing at AEDC
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is currently testing the F118-100 General Electric (GE) engine, power plant for the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, in the center's Engine Test Facility J-1 Test Cell. This particular test is part of GE's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), which is under the Air Force's Component Improvement Program that
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2007
A periscope camera on loan from AEDC provided images of a Williams International turbine engine augmentor rig test at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The camera provided visuals of metal temperatures in areas of concern that otherwise would not have been known. (AFRL Photo) AEDC camera assists in turbine tests
A periscope camera on loan from Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) provided images of a Williams International full annular turbine engine augmentor rig during recent testing in the first of several different augmentor concepts at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The camera provided
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2007
David Brown, an ATA outside machinist, loads a high fidelity projectile into the barrel of a two-stage gas gun at the center’s Hypervelocity Ballistic G-Range during recent ongoing high-velocity impact testing. AEDC's Hypervelocity Ballistic G-Range return to service is complete
Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Hypervelocity Ballistic G-Range is now fully-mission capable as a result of the recent completion of a significant repair project. In November 2004 a mishap occurred in which combustion of hydrogen gas in the facility's vacuum ducting severely damaged a pump, a couple of coolers and a large valve. "It
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2007
Tom Farmer, an Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) outside machinist, makes final verification checks of the ORBUS rocket motor before the test firing at the center’s J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test facility. ATA is the support contractor for the center. ORBUS rocket motor undergoes successful test firing at J-6
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) successfully test-fired an ORBUS 1A rocket motor under simulated high-altitude conditions at the center's J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, providing critical support for the second and third stage power plant of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI)
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2007
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