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50 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2024 After Three Years on Mars, NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Mission Ends E Aer its 72nd flight on Jan. 18, 2024, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this color image showing the shadow of a rotor blade damaged during a rough landing. NASA's his- tory-making Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has ended its mission at the Red Planet aer sur- passing expectations and making dozens more flights than planned. While the helicopter remains upright and in communication with ground controllers, imagery of its Jan. 18 flight sent to Earth this week indicates one or more of its rotor blades sustained damage during land- ing and it is no longer capable of flight. NOAA's Newest Weather Satellite From Lockheed Martin Arrives in Florida to Begin Launch Preparations E e next-generation Geostationary Opera- tional Environmental Satellite (GOES)-U has successfully arrived at Kennedy Space Cen- ter, Florida, to begin preparing for its spring launch. It is the final of four satellites in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- tration (NOAA)'s GOES-R weather satellite series. NASA Puts Next-Gen Exoplanet-Imaging Technology to the Test E e Coronagraph Instrument on NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will dem- onstrate new technologies that could vastly increase the number of planets outside our solar system (exoplanets) that scientists can directly observe. Designed and built at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, it recently passed a series of critical tests ahead of launch. U.S. Army Selects CACI for $382 Million Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Systems Task Order E CACI will provide advanced soware and full life cycle support for the Trojan family of sys- tems across the Army military intelligence enterprise at all echelons. CACI will deliver and enable cutting-edge intelligence collec- tion, processing, exploitation, and dissemi- nation (CPED) capabilities through dynamic data fusion and adaptable soware solutions to ensure information advantage for multi- domain operations. Airbus Boosts 'Make in India,' Awards Additional Manufacturing Contracts E Demonstrating on its 'Make in India' com- mitment, Airbus has signed contracts with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Mahindra Aerospace Structures Private Lim- ited (MASPL) to procure commercial aircra components. Honeywell to Invest $84 Million in Expansion of Kansas Aerospace Manufacturing Facility E is expansion will create one of Honeywell's most technologically advanced aerospace manufacturing facilities. e 560,000-square- foot facility currently manufactures compo- nents for Honeywell's avionics, safety and flight control systems and complex radio fre- quency systems for traffic collision avoidance, radar altimeters, and weather radar.

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