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...

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

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 sometime next year

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, national security, surveillance, and weather missions

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 Global Times newspaper said Wednesday as part of an article on China-Russia defence cooperation following the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) contingent participation in the June 25 Russian Victory Day Parade