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  • Tennessee playing a role in shuttle Return to Flight

    The United States Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), located at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee, played an important role in supporting NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight program will culminate with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery as early as July 13. Following the break up of Columbia during re-entry in February
  • JSF wraps up testing in 4T prior to next phase

    The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) recently finished a testing series on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) weapons store separation in the center's 4-foot transonic wind tunnel (4T). Most of the JSF weapons separation tests have been conducted in AEDC's 4T due to its unique capabilities and AEDC personnel's
  • Icing tests continue for Airbus A380 engine certification

    The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is currently performing a series of icing tests on the Engine Alliance (EA) GP7200 engine for the Airbus A380 commercial airliner. The EA is a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and Pratt & Whitney. The prime objective for this particular test series is to get Federal
  • Tunnel 9 completes Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle testing

    The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1 (HTV-1). The Falcon initiative is a joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air
  • F135 engine testing begins in ASTF

    Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine in the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) C-1 test cell began Dec. 7, and represents a critical transition between the development and qualification phases of the overall F135 program. The engine is the powerplant for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The primary objective
  • DARPA official: AEDC 'critical' to hypersonics advancement

    As AEDC workers continue a 10-year, $63-million upgrade of the Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test unit, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's deputy director for the tactical technical office visited Arnold May 14 to get an update on the hypersonic test facility they are slated to test in once it's fully operational.AEDC is critical in
  • Major 7V space chamber facility upgrade underway

    A major upgrade to Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) 7V space chamber facility is underway. Demolition on the chamber's clean room began April 4, as part of a major upgrade project. The 7V chamber has been the primary sensor calibration facility at AEDC since the early 1970s. Significant performance and capability upgrades to the
  • AEDC supports JSF program with store separation test

    An Arnold Engineering Development Center test team and their Lockheed Martin customer are currently testing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the center's 4-foot transonic wind tunnel to evaluate separation of weapons from the aircraft while in flight, helping keep the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program on track to meet initial production in 2006.
  • Tennessee plays an important role in the nation's space program

    The 2005 Tennessee Space Week runs Jan. 23-29 this year providing an opportunity for students and parents alike to learn of the Volunteer State's role in space exploration. The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center remains at the center of that effort today providing essential testing for our nation's, and the world's, ongoing
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