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 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 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...
The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the U.S
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...
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
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 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 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
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 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
In a first-of-its kind activity in space, a special spacecraft, Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman subsidiary SpaceLogistics LLC, docked with an out-of-orbit Intelsat 901 satellite and brought it back to its geostationary orbit. The MEV-1 docked with the Intelsat 901 which was in a 'decaying' orbit and conducted a series of maneuvers to move the satellite into geostationary orbit