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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...

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...

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

GA-EMS Clears Test to Launch Optical Crosslink Demo

June 2, 2021 @ 03:56 AM

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 Unveils AI-Powered Satellite Operation and Management System

May 25, 2021 @ 11:59 AM

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

Atlas V Rocket Launches Space Force’s 5th SBIRS Geo-5 Missile Warning Satellite...

May 19, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

An Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S

China Second to Land Spacecraft on the Red Planet

May 15, 2021 @ 06:21 AM

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

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