Northrop Grumman Corporation said it has been selected by NASA to provide solid propulsion systems and controls for NASAs Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). The MAV will be launched to Mars in 2026 along with a “fetch” rover that will collect soil and rock samples prepared by NASAs Perseverance rover, which launched...
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has signed a contract with Rocket Lab to launch the GA-EMS developed Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite carrying the Argos-4 Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) hosted payload. The contract was awarded to GA-EMS by the United States Space Forces (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)...
BAE Systems received a $247 million contract from the U.S
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting experiments with antimicrobial surface coating developed by Boeing and The University of Queensland (UQ) designed to fight the spread of bacteria and viruses. The coating can also beat the Earth-bound SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic
Lockheed Martin has contracted ABL Space Systems, of El Segundo, California, to supply a rocket and associated launch services for the companys first UK vertical satellite launch. The project known as UK Pathfinder Launch is planned to be the first ever vertical small satellite launch from UK soil, from Scotland in...
Hanwha Systems will lead a consortium formed to develop laser technologies to track space objects that fly over the Korean Peninsula. “Hanwha Systems Co
Mitsubishi Electric Corp has won a Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to develop technology to monitor Chinese and North Korean missiles via satellite by bidding just 22 yen (about 21 cents). In contrast, the MoD set aside 88 million yen (about $848,320) for research and investigation into new technology to detect and monitor missiles with satellites in its budget for fiscal 2020
Northrop Grumman Corporation conducted a validation ground test of an extended length 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63XL) today in Promontory. This variation of the companys GEM 63 strap-on booster was developed in partnership with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to provide additional lift capability to the Vulcan Centaur rocket
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) today awarded L3 Harris Technologies a contract to build a prototype satellite capable of tracking hypersonic weapons. Valued $121 million, the contract covers building an on-orbit prototype demonstration for the agencys Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS)
L3Harris Technologies integrated a new Multi-Band Multi-Mission (MBMM) phased array ground antenna system with the U.S
Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a preparation project for in-orbit demonstration dedicated to In-Orbit Servicing of space vehicles by the European Commission An in-orbit demonstration is expected by 2026 of this new project, called EROSS+, for European Robotic Orbital Support Services, will be led by Thales Alenia Space. This is part of the Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on Space Robotics Technologies set up by the European Union within Horizon 2020, a Thales Alenia release said today