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Thales, European Partners to Develop Low-cost Semiconductors for Space Applications

June 3, 2020 @ 01:28 PM

Thales Alenia Space and partners announced today the launch of PROMISE (PROgrammable MIxed Signal Electronics), a 3-year project to develop integrated circuits for space and related applications. Conducted through the European Commissions Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation program, PROMISE aims to free European companies from dependence on foreign-sourced semiconductors

China Announces New Powerful Long March Rocket for Launch in 2022

June 1, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

China is planning the maiden flight of Long March 11A rocket in 2022, development of which has already begun. The carrier rocket is an upgraded version of Chinas Long March 11 that will be larger in size besides having greater thrust

Possible Last Roscosmos Spaceflight with US Astronaut on Board in October

May 31, 2020 @ 01:03 PM

Russian space agency, Roscosmos announced possibly its last Soyuz flight with a US astronaut on Friday, a day ahead of a successful SpaceX launch which meant future NASA manned missions will be performed from US soil. “The main composition (crew) include Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut...

Mitsubishi H2A Rocket to Launch UAE-Developed Mars Probe

May 19, 2020 @ 09:18 AM

Mitsubishi Heavys H2A rocket will launch a Mars probe developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in July. “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) hereby announces the launch schedule of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No

Space Force Awards Northrop $2.4B to build Missile-Warning Satellites

May 19, 2020 @ 05:16 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $2.4 billion contract to build two satellites that will be part of a future constellation that will warn the U

USAF Launches X-37B Spaceplane

May 18, 2020 @ 08:29 AM

The US Air Forces X-37B autonomous spaceplane has been launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37Bs sixth mission is the first to use a service module with additional payload capability to support a variety of experiments for multiple government partners

NASA Astronaut Books Seat on Soyuz MS Flight for $90M

May 13, 2020 @ 05:13 AM

NASA has booked a $90 million seat abroad the Russian Soyuz MS manned spaceship for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), a contract for which was signed on Tuesday. "A contract was signed today on providing a seat for a US astronaut onboard a Soyuz MS manned spaceship to be launched to the ISS in the autumn of 2020," the press service of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos was quoted as saying by TASS

Airbus Bags EU Military, Civil SatCom Contract

May 12, 2020 @ 05:11 PM

Airbus has received a four-year satellite communications framework contract for military and civil missions from the European Defence Agency (EDA). “With this satellite communications programme, Airbus contributes to the construction of joint capabilities for European defence and to its missions to preserve civil and military peacekeeping”, said Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space

USAF to Launch X-37B Spy Plane on May 16

May 7, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the U.S

Thales Alenia to Help Develop Astronauts Cabin for NASA Human Moon Mission

May 1, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Thales Alenia Space has been selected by US based Dynetics, serving as prime contractor, to partner for the study development phase of the pressurized cabin of the NASA Human Landing System (HLS). The international consortium led by Dynetics is one among other teams appointed by NASA to compete during the initial design and development phase of the Human Landing System until the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone

Lockheed Martin to Commence Satellite Integration for DARPA’s Military Space Program

April 26, 2020 @ 06:24 AM

Lockheed Martin will commence the first phase of satellite integration on DARPAs Blackjack program, a constellation of low-earth-orbiting (LEO) spacecraft to keep the US Military perpetually connected and informed. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)s Blackjack program aims to demonstrate a global high-speed communications network in LEO to replace expensive geo-synchronous orbiting satellites that will provide the US DoD connected, autonomous, and persistent coverage employing multiple payload types and missions

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