General Atomics Sets Up Satellite Factory in Colorado

April 10, 2020 @ 05:58 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has opened a new spacecraft development, integration and test factory in Centennial, Colorado. The 33,514 square foot facility triples GA-EMS capacity for satellite production, integration and testing for single to constellation-sized orders, and also houses an expanded mission operations center to support on-orbit satellite and customer...

Cobham Secures UK MoD's Anti-Jam Satellite Signal Research Contract

April 6, 2020 @ 03:05 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence has asked Cobham Aerospace to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). "Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces that it has been awarded a contract by the UK MODs Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to research Advanced...

US Space Force to Launch AEHF-6 for Protected SATCOMs

March 26, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Space Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the sixth and the final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite on March 26. “The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings and mounted atop its rocket in preparation for...

US Space Force Gets Satellite Jammer

March 18, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

The US Space Force has received a portable, ground-based communications jammer to temporarily block satellite transmissions. The Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10

Lockheed Launches First Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking

January 18, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Lockheed Martin has launched Pony Express 1 mission as a hosted payload on Tyvak-0129, a next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft, to enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications. "Early on-orbit data show Pony Express 1 is performing its important pathfinding mission very well

Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM

January 6, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Images sent by Western satellites of Tinsukia Railway station where a rake had been lying below the surface was confused for an Indian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The images of the rake sent from sparsely populated Tinsukia hamlet, located in the Assam state close to the Indian border, piqued the curiosity of international satellites including US Landsat 8 that mistook it to be a secret, concealed mobile ICBM that India had been developing,

Northrop To Setup Satellite System to Track Advanced Missile Threats

December 3, 2019 @ 05:31 AM

Northrop Grumman has been selected to set up a satellite system to track advanced missile threats under Missile Defense Agencys (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program. “Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected as one of four Other Transaction Authority awards for the Phase IIa Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Demonstration of the MDAs HBTSS program,” Northrop said in a

Lockheed Wins $3.33Bn to Support Military Communication Satellites

November 16, 2019 @ 05:23 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $3.33 billion to support Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar and other satellites meant to relay secure communications for the armed forces of United States, Britain, Canada, Netherlands and Australia

Russian Military Satellite Burns up in De-orbit Move

January 10, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Russian military satellite, Kosmos-2430 was guided out of the orbit on January 5 and has now burned down in the earths atmosphere. "The Russian Kosmos-2430 military satellite was de-orbited in a planned manner at 09:48 Moscow time on January 5

ISRO Launches GSAT-7A Military Communications Satellite

December 19, 2018 @ 12:50 PM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the GSAT-7A, a military communications satellite, from the second launch pad of Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota located in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. The GSLV-F11 rocket will inject GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and it will be placed in its final Geostationary Orbit using the onboard propulsion systems

Fear of Star Wars as US Plans Space Force by 2020

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The Trump administration plans to launch the United States Space Force (USSF), the nation's sixth military branch, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the National Space Council on Tuesday, agencies reported. The proposed launch of the USSF has led to fears of space becoming the next battleground and testing field for advanced weaponry

XTAR, Satcom Partner To Provide SATCOM Services For Military Users

February 4, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

XTAR, LLC, a US-based X-band satellite operator, and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) have announced their partnership to offer a new, on-demand and minutes-based SATCOM service for military and government end users. This non-pre-emptible and highly flexible service will be available as a stand-alone service or as a roaming service to augment the Governments WGS X-Band constellation