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Bundeswehr to Repurpose Polaris’ Aurora Space Plane for Reconnaissance Missions

July 27, 2021 @ 08:20 AM

Polaris was awarded a contract worth $294,422 from the Bundeswehr to investigate the application of the Aurora spaceplane for reconnaissance missions. The project RDRS (Rapid Deployable Reconnaissance System) is scheduled for a duration of 4 months and covers technical and operational characteristics of vehicle and mission, as well as regulatory and...

Newly-Launched U. S. Nanosatellites Could Play Pivotal Role in Tracking Hypersonic, Ballistic...

July 13, 2021 @ 04:47 AM

The Pentagon says the two nanosatellites or “CubeSats” that was launched by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on June 30 into low-earth orbit (LEO) could play a large role in tracking and destroying the enemys hypersonic and ballistic missiles. The announcement comes as Russia inches closer to induct its powerful S-500...

BAE Systems to deliver M-Code Military GPS User Equipment to Germany

July 1, 2021 @ 12:14 PM

BAE Systems said it received the first contract from the Space and Missile Systems Centers Space Production Corps to deliver M-Code Military Global Positioning System User Equipment to Germany. Under a Foreign Military Sales contract, BAE Systems will deliver advanced M-Code GPS technology to Germany, enabling precise, resilient, and secure geolocation...

Airbus to Equip Satellites for UHF Military Communications

June 29, 2021 @ 02:42 PM

Airbus will place a dedicated UHF (Ultra High Frequency) military communications hosted payload on board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite. As the UHF frequency band is a relatively scarce orbital resource, this offering will make up for the capacity shortage around the world

Thales Alenia Space to Develop Secure Satellite Communications for Italian MoD

June 24, 2021 @ 04:42 AM

Thales Alenia Space has signed a 159 Million euro contract with the Italian Ministry of Defense for the development of the SICRAL 3 secure satellite communications system, including its ground segment. The SICRAL (Italian System for Secure Communications and Alerts) program deploys geostationary satellites for confidential strategic and tactical communications, to support defense missions both in Italy and abroad

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launches Classified Spy Satellites for National Reconnaissance Office

June 16, 2021 @ 09:13 AM

A Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 four-stage solid fuel rocket blasted off from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning (June 15), heading to orbit with three secret spacecraft for the U.S

Roscosmos-NASA Partnership on ISS at Risk Due to U.S. Sanctions on Semiconductor...

June 16, 2021 @ 07:06 AM

Russian space agency Roscosmos said that the United States will be responsible for its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) agreement owing to the sanctions imposed on it that is affecting semiconductor supply. Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin told Russian state media on Tuesday that American sanctions limited the supply of microelectronics to Russia, affecting its production of spacecraft and satellite launches

Northrop Grumman Launches Undisclosed Payload for U.S. Space Force

June 13, 2021 @ 05:28 PM

Northrop Grumman today successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S

Putin Describes Washington Post’s Report on Iranian Spy Satellite Deal as Fake...

June 12, 2021 @ 06:56 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin described as ‘fake news” and "nonsense" a Washington Post report that Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite that will allow Tehran to track military targets in the Middle East, even those in Israel. In an interview given to American Channel, NBC News, the President said: "We have plans for cooperation with Iran, including military-technical cooperation

General Atomics to Demo Space-to-air Optical communication for U.S. Space Development Agency...

June 3, 2021 @ 08:42 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) won a Space Development Agency contract to demonstrate space-to-air optical communication using GA-EMS Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System (LINCS) and a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper

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