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Russia, China Plan Joint Lunar Base

July 14, 2020 @ 09:58 AM

Russia is planning to set up a lunar base with China, and seems okay with the possibility of the United States joining the project. “This morning, we held a teleconference with my Chinese counterpart

Israel Launches Ofek 16 Reconnaissance Satellite into Space

July 6, 2020 @ 03:09 AM

Israel Ministry of Defense on Monday said it launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space on July 6. “The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the ‘Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into...

Blue Origin Rocket Engine Delivered to US’ United Launch Alliance, to End...

July 5, 2020 @ 11:33 AM

US based United Launch Alliance (UAL) has received the first BE-4 test rocket engine, which will eventually replace the Russian RD-180 booster, used by the United States DoD to launch its heavy satellites into orbit. The engine will be integrated into UALs Vulcan Centaur heavy rocket for its first test launch...

BAE Systems Supplies Radios for Lockheed Martin Space Missions

July 2, 2020 @ 07:49 AM

BAE Systems announced today it delivered its first shipment of next-generation radiation-hardened software defined radios (SDR) enabled by its RAD5545 computer to Lockheed Martin Space. The radios provide spacecraft with the performance, availability, reliability and on-board signals processing capacity needed to support future space missions — from planetary exploration to communications,...

Chinese Missile Early Warning System-with Russian Help-May be Nearing Completion

June 25, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

A Chinese missile early warning system –based on the Russian Tundra satellites and Voronezh ground-based radar stations may be closer to completion going by recent events and statements. “Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system that could significantly increase China's defense capabilities,” a commentary in the semi-official...

NASA to Fund $199M Lunar Water Sniffing Robot

June 11, 2020 @ 04:20 PM

NASA has awarded Pittsburgh based Astrobotic a $199.5 million to deliver the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moons South Pole in late 2023

General Atomics Partners US Space Agency to Demo Inter-satellite Optical link

June 8, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has partnered with the U.S

Thales, European Partners to Develop Low-cost Semiconductors for Space Applications

June 3, 2020 @ 01:28 PM

Thales Alenia Space and partners announced today the launch of PROMISE (PROgrammable MIxed Signal Electronics), a 3-year project to develop integrated circuits for space and related applications. Conducted through the European Commissions Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation program, PROMISE aims to free European companies from dependence on foreign-sourced semiconductors

China Announces New Powerful Long March Rocket for Launch in 2022

June 1, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

China is planning the maiden flight of Long March 11A rocket in 2022, development of which has already begun. The carrier rocket is an upgraded version of Chinas Long March 11 that will be larger in size besides having greater thrust

Possible Last Roscosmos Spaceflight with US Astronaut on Board in October

May 31, 2020 @ 01:03 PM

Russian space agency, Roscosmos announced possibly its last Soyuz flight with a US astronaut on Friday, a day ahead of a successful SpaceX launch which meant future NASA manned missions will be performed from US soil. “The main composition (crew) include Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins for the Soyuz flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in October of this year,” a statement from Roscosmos said Friday

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