China Launches 2 Military Satellites, 1 High-res Remote Sensing spacecraft in Single

August 23, 2020 @ 01:08 PM

China today launched two military satellites, along with a high resolution optical remote-sensing satellite aboard a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27 a.m

Iran Planning to Launch 5 New Satellites by 2021

August 20, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

Iran's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology hopes to launch five indigenous satellites in cooperation with the Defence Ministry by March 2021. "The ministry will be carrying out 10 projects in the final year of the incumbent administrations term, mainly in the space sector and development of the National Information Network

Lockheed’s GPS Satellite Receives Operational Clearance from US Space Force

August 11, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

Lockheed Martins GPS III SV03 satellite received operational clearance from United States Space Force (USSF) on July 27. “The United States Space Force (USSF) and the Space and the Missile Systems Center achieved another major Global Positioning System (GPS) milestone on July 27 when the GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 03...

US Space Force Selects GA-EMS for Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System Prototype Satellite...

August 5, 2020 @ 07:20 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been selected for the United States Space Force Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Weather System (EWS) satellite program under the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). GA-EMS will design and manufacture a prototype spacecraft, integrate the EWS payload and provide on-orbit mission control services to...

Northrop Delivers Motors for USAF’s Atlas V Rocket

July 22, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Northrop Grumman delivered three 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 63) for United Launch Alliances (ULA) Atlas V rocket being built as part of U.S

S.Korean Military Satellite, As Offsets for F-35 Jet Buy, Launched into Space...

July 21, 2020 @ 06:12 AM

A military communications satellite, sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin to Airbus Defence as offsets for South Korea buying 40 F-35 Jets, launched into space Monday. This makes South Korea the worlds tenth country to own a communications satellite dedicated for military use

Israeli Spy Satellites Beams First Pictures

July 16, 2020 @ 08:48 AM

Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have reeived first images from Ofek 16 satellite launched on July 6. On July 14, engineering teams of the Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), IMoD and IAI operated the satellites observation camera for the first time

Northrop Grumman Launches Rocket Carrying US Intel Agency Spacecraft

July 16, 2020 @ 07:19 AM

Northrop Grumman on Wednesday launched its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle and placed a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spacecraft into orbit at 9:46 a.m

Boeing Awarded $916M to Support NASA with ISS Operations Through 2024

July 16, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded Boeing a $916 million contract to support operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through to 2024. The company will provide engineering support services, resources, and personnel for activities aboard the ISS and manage many of the stations systems

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 space, today at 4:00 AM,” the ministry