Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been awarded a follow-on contract to continue the second phase of a pilot study program to assess the feasibility of interoperability across multiple satellite communication (SATCOM) systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). Under this award, Hughes will be responsible for prototyping a Flexible Modem Interface (FMI) for military terminals that will enable various military and commercial systems and services to interoperate in the field
US space transport services company SpaceX launched a super-secretive US government payload into orbit from its Falcon 9 rocket in the early hours of January 8. The Falcon lifted off at 8 p
The US Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite
Airbus Defence & Space has beaten Japans Mitsubishi Electric and Canadian-U.S
Leonardo has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a study into the management of data security for the Galileo European navigation satellite program. Leonardo will develop benchmark architecture and define requirements and processes for managing the programme's information security, in accordance with recent European cyber regulations
Inmarsat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (Inmarsat-6 F1). The value of the contract has not been disclosed
Leonardo has signed a framework contract with European Space Agency (ESA) to provide subject matter experts ahead of participation at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference in London this week. Under the €11M/year framework contract, Leonardos Telespazio VEGA UK subsidiary will provide subject matter experts to the ESA covering areas such as earth observation, satellite communications and navigation, science operations and training support for astronauts, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying a replacement satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) failed after reaching sub-geosynchronous transfer orbit Thursday. The IRNSS-1H constellation or NavIC, program was launched on schedule from the Second Launch Pad late evening Thursday
Japan has launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites on Saturday to improve the global positioning system (GPS) navigation services. The launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites is one of a constellation being put into orbit to improve the accuracy of available global positioning data,
Lockheed Martin is investing $350 million for its new facility to be located on the company's Waterton Canyon campus near Denver that will produce next-generation satellites. The new Gateway Center, slated for completion in 2020, includes a state-of-the-art high bay clean room capable of simultaneously building a spectrum of satellites from micro to macro
Airbus has won UK ministry of defence contract to replace the current Skynet 5 network military satellite communications capability with new Skynet 6A satellite. The British Ministry of Defence said it opted for the noncompetitive route with Airbus, in part, to maintain domestic space capabilities,
Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, Iranian news outlets reported. The rocket launched is a Simorgh, or Phoenix missile, which experts said was a copy of North Koreas Unha space-launch rocket
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