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 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...
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
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...
Northrop Grumman today successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S
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 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
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has successfully conducted a free space interconnect demonstration ground test of its Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System (LINCS) spacecraft. The fully autonomous acquisition, tracking and pointing of the Optical Communication Terminals (OCT) on both spacecraft marked the final acceptance testing in preparation for delivery of the system to Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL for a June 2021 launch in partnership with the Space Development Agency (SDA)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed SatGuard an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered system for operating and managing observation and communication satellites. The new SatGuard system is designed to extend the life of satellites deployed into orbit
An Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S
An unscrewed Chinese spacecraft landed on the surface of Mars earlier today, making it the second country after the United States to do so. State news agency Xinhua reported that the Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia in the planets northern hemisphere, "leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time