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NASA's new space telescope 'hunky-dory' after problems fixed

Jan. 03, 2022 15:07 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new space telescope is on the verge of completing the riskiest part of its mission — unfolding and tightening a huge sunshade — after ground controllers fixed a pair of problems, officials said Monday. The tennis court-size sunshield on the...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

Dec. 28, 2021 23:18 PM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home and overseas as the country fortifies its defenses against strategic threats. ...

Alabama defense manufacturer wins $1.4B Army contract

Dec. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A defense manufacturer in north Alabama has won a $1.4 billion contract to produce an advanced wartime control system for the Army. A Pentagon announcement says Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Huntsville was awarded the deal after the military received...

Hubble telescope's bigger, more powerful successor to soar

Dec. 21, 2021 18:42 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope’s successor is a time-traveling wonder capable of peering back to within a hair’s breadth of the dawn of the universe. And it's finally on the brink of flight. It will be the biggest and most powerful astronomical...