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Space Force Awards Northrop $2.4B to build Missile-Warning Satellites

May 19, 2020 @ 05:16 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $2.4 billion contract to build two satellites that will be part of a future constellation that will warn the U

USAF Launches X-37B Spaceplane

May 18, 2020 @ 08:29 AM

The US Air Forces X-37B autonomous spaceplane has been launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37Bs sixth mission is the first to use a service module with additional payload capability to support a variety of experiments for multiple government partners

NASA Astronaut Books Seat on Soyuz MS Flight for $90M

May 13, 2020 @ 05:13 AM

NASA has booked a $90 million seat abroad the Russian Soyuz MS manned spaceship for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), a contract for which was signed on Tuesday. "A contract was signed today on providing a seat for a US astronaut onboard a Soyuz MS manned...

Airbus Bags EU Military, Civil SatCom Contract

May 12, 2020 @ 05:11 PM

Airbus has received a four-year satellite communications framework contract for military and civil missions from the European Defence Agency (EDA). “With this satellite communications programme, Airbus contributes to the construction of joint capabilities for European defence and to its missions to preserve civil and military peacekeeping”, said Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive...

USAF to Launch X-37B Spy Plane on May 16

May 7, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the U.S

Thales Alenia to Help Develop Astronauts Cabin for NASA Human Moon Mission

May 1, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Thales Alenia Space has been selected by US based Dynetics, serving as prime contractor, to partner for the study development phase of the pressurized cabin of the NASA Human Landing System (HLS). The international consortium led by Dynetics is one among other teams appointed by NASA to compete during the initial design and development phase of the Human Landing System until the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone

Lockheed Martin to Commence Satellite Integration for DARPA’s Military Space Program

April 26, 2020 @ 06:24 AM

Lockheed Martin will commence the first phase of satellite integration on DARPAs Blackjack program, a constellation of low-earth-orbiting (LEO) spacecraft to keep the US Military perpetually connected and informed. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)s Blackjack program aims to demonstrate a global high-speed communications network in LEO to replace expensive geo-synchronous orbiting satellites that will provide the US DoD connected, autonomous, and persistent coverage employing multiple payload types and missions

NEC to Supply $186M Satellite to Vietnam in First Such Export for...

April 25, 2020 @ 10:01 AM

In Japan's first ever satellite export, electronics major NEC will supply an earth observation satellite plus ground station to Vietnam in a 20 billion yen ($186 million) deal. “NEC Corporation has received an order from Sumitomo Corporation for the manufacture and launch of the LOTUSat-1 Earth observation satellite system for the Vietnam National Space Center

Iran’s Next Satellite Launch in ‘Near Future’

April 24, 2020 @ 06:11 PM

Iran is working on its next data-gathering satellite launch in the ‘near future in a higher orbit than the Noor-1 satellite that was launched on April 23. The launcher will be upgraded from a liquid-fueled rocket to a solid-fueled rocket which will enable it carry the same satellite payload with a smaller rocket profile, said the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh

China to Launch Mars Probe in July

April 24, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

China plans to launch its Mars probe in July 2020, aiming to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission. The first Mars exploration mission has been named Tianwen-1, announced the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on May 24, China's Space Day

Three Stage Rocket Carried Iran’s ‘Multipurpose’ Satellite into Orbit: IGRC

April 22, 2020 @ 03:23 PM

More details are emerging of Irans shock successful satellite launch, a mission that caught western intelligence off-guard. The launch was credited to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), which is blacklisted by the United States, rather than the Iran Space Agency

Iran’s Military Satellite Successfully Launched into Orbit

April 22, 2020 @ 07:43 AM

Iran has successfully into low earth orbit its first spacecraft, the military satellite, Noor (Light) designed to gather intelligence from around the Middle East. The satellite was placed into an orbit located 425 kilometers above the Earth's surface by a two-stage carrier Qassed (Envoy), the country's Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday quoting government sources

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