Mitsubishi Wins Japanese MoD Contract to Monitor Chinese, N.Korean Missiles by Bidding...

January 25, 2021 @ 09:24 AM

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...

Northrop Grumman Tests New Motor for U.S. Space Force’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket...

January 22, 2021 @ 07:38 AM

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

L3 Harris to Build Prototype Satellite to Track Hypersonic Weapons

January 15, 2021 @ 06:37 AM

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 Demos Antenna Technology for U.S. Space Force SatCom

January 13, 2021 @ 06:16 AM

L3Harris Technologies integrated a new Multi-Band Multi-Mission (MBMM) phased array ground antenna system with the U.S

Thales Alenia Space to Demonstrate In-Orbit Servicing of Satellites by 2026

January 11, 2021 @ 04:01 PM

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...

Lockheed Martin Wins $5B to Build Next Gen Missile Defense Satellites

January 5, 2021 @ 05:58 AM

Lockheed Martin was today awarded $4.934 billion to build three Next Generation Geosynchronous (NGG) Earth orbiting space vehicles (SV)

France Launches CSO-2 Military Satellite

December 30, 2020 @ 07:40 AM

Arianespace on Tuesday launched the French militarys CSO-2 reconnaissance satellite that will orbit the Earth at a distance of 480km. The CSO next-generation Earth imaging satellites will replace France's aging Helios 1 and 2 systems

SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Explodes on Landing

December 10, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

The latest prototype of SpaceXs Starship launch vehicle fell to Earth in a fiery landing, exploding as it returned during Elon Musk-owned companys test launch today. “Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly), but we got all the data we needed! Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!!” Musk tweeted after the incident

Aevum Builds World’s First Autonomous Satellite Launch Vehicle

December 4, 2020 @ 10:33 AM

Aevum unveiled a 28-ton unmanned aerial system (UAS) Ravn X designed to launch small payloads to orbit.

Russia to Test Krylo-SV Reusable Cruise Missile Demonstrator in 2023

November 17, 2020 @ 06:22 PM

A demonstrator launch of the Krylo-SV reusable cruise missile being developed in Russia is planned for early 2023, the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Science reported. "Work on the Krylo-SV rocket project began several years ago, and the development of a flight demonstrator started in February of this year

India, US to Sign Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement Today

October 27, 2020 @ 08:31 AM

The United States is expected to sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) with India that allows it to share top-secret satellite and sensor data, aiding New Delhi in selecting military targets. The agreement could be sealed during the 2+2 India-U

European Space Agency Asks Airbus to Bring First Mars Samples to Earth

October 14, 2020 @ 09:39 AM

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) as prime contractor for the Mars Sample Returns Earth Return Orbiter (ERO) – the first ever spacecraft to bring samples back to Earth from Mars. Mars Sample Return (MSR) is a joint ESA-NASA campaign and the next step in the exploration of Mars