Fear of Star Wars as US Plans Space Force by 2020

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The Trump administration plans to launch the United States Space Force (USSF), the nation's sixth military branch, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the National Space Council on Tuesday, agencies reported. The proposed launch of the USSF has led to fears of space becoming the next...

XTAR, Satcom Partner To Provide SATCOM Services For Military Users

February 4, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

XTAR, LLC, a US-based X-band satellite operator, and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) have announced their partnership to offer a new, on-demand and minutes-based SATCOM service for military and government end users. This non-pre-emptible and highly flexible service will be available as a stand-alone service or as a roaming service to augment...

Military Satellite System For US, Allies Goes Live

July 31, 2015 @ 07:12 PM

One of the world's most impenetrable satellite communications systems, built by Lockheed Martin to serve the U.S

United Launch Alliance Launches 9th GPS IIF Satellite For US Air Force

March 26, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite on Wednesdays for the US Air Force. This mission was launched aboard a Delta IV Medium-plus (4,2) configuration Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) using a single ULA common booster core powered by...

UK Selects Airbus' Satellite To Track Ground Assets

March 11, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Airbus Defence and Space to provide satellite airtime for air and ground tracking of ground assets and helicopters on a worldwide basis. The contract is for the provision of Iridium Short Burst Data and Iridium Rudics Data Minutes for the MOD's established Asset...

Tundra Satellite Delay Weakens Russian Missile Detection Ability

February 13, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Russias delay in launch of its new “Tundra” advanced early warning system satellite will weaken Russian ballistic missile detection and early warning system, Russian Kommersant newspaper reported. According to the newspaper, Tundra was to replace ageing satellites that are part of Oko program as they have already exceeded their life-span

Japan launches Fifth Spy Satellite

February 1, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

Japan launched a radar reconnaissance satellite on Sunday morning believed to be its most sophisticated ever, various Japanese media outlets reported. The launch was performed from the Tanegashima Space Center in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan at 10:21 local time (01:30 GMT)

Boeing, Lockheed Win $383 Million Launch Services Contract For USAF

January 29, 2015 @ 01:37 PM

The US Air Force on Wednesday awarded a $383 million contract for more launch services to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin bringing the total value of the contract to $4.08 billion

Israel TV Shows Long Range Missile Developed by Iran

January 22, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran. The missile could be used to launch spacecraft and carry warheads, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, Times Of Israel reported

S Korea to Build 5 Military Satellites to Spy on North

January 19, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Five South Korean military satellites will be launched by 2022 to deter North Korea's evolving security threats, Yonhap News said quoting military officers. "The state arms procurement agency will sign a contract with a private company for the project in October, and its development is to be led by Agency for Defense Development (ADD)," the news agency said quoting an unnamed military officer

Kongsberg Signs Copernicus Satellite Support Contract

January 12, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced today that it has signed a new satellite support contract with a total value of $220 million with the European Space Agency for operational support related to the Sentinel satellites in the Copernicus program. KSAT has signed an extension to the existing contract for ground station support for the sentinel satellites in the European Copernicus program

Lockheed Martin Wins $1.8 Billion Deal For US Space Based Infrared System

June 25, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Lockheed Martin has bagged a $1.86 billion contract from the U