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...

Northrop Grumman's Spacecraft Brings Back Intelsat 901 Satellite into Geostationary Orbit

April 21, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

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...

SpaceX Rocket Launch on May 27 to Break Russian Monopoly

April 20, 2020 @ 02:52 PM

NASA is targeting May 27th for the first crewed flight of SpaceXs Falcon 9 partially reusable two-stage-to-orbit medium-lift launch vehicle, ending the reign of Russia's Roscosmos as being the only supplier of the International Space Station (ISS). “NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from US Since 2011: NASA...

Roscosmos to Cut Launch Price by 30% to Compete with SpaceX

April 11, 2020 @ 08:53 AM

Russian space agency Roscosmos has offered to cut prices of its satellite and space launch services by 30% to compete with SpaceX, the US-based private launching company that is offering satellite launches with reusable launchers. The plan to slash costs was revealed by Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, on Friday

General Atomics Sets Up Satellite Factory in Colorado

April 10, 2020 @ 05:58 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has opened a new spacecraft development, integration and test factory in Centennial, Colorado. The 33,514 square foot facility triples GA-EMS capacity for satellite production, integration and testing for single to constellation-sized orders, and also houses an expanded mission operations center to support on-orbit satellite and customer...

Cobham Secures UK MoD's Anti-Jam Satellite Signal Research Contract

April 6, 2020 @ 03:05 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence has asked Cobham Aerospace to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). "Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces that it has been awarded a contract by the UK MODs Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)," the company said in a statement last week

US Space Force to Launch AEHF-6 for Protected SATCOMs

March 26, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Space Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the sixth and the final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite on March 26. “The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings and mounted atop its rocket in preparation for its planned March 26 launch,” the company said in a

US Space Force Gets Satellite Jammer

March 18, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

The US Space Force has received a portable, ground-based communications jammer to temporarily block satellite transmissions. The Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10

Lockheed Launches First Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking

January 18, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Lockheed Martin has launched Pony Express 1 mission as a hosted payload on Tyvak-0129, a next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft, to enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications. "Early on-orbit data show Pony Express 1 is performing its important pathfinding mission very well

Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM

January 6, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Images sent by Western satellites of Tinsukia Railway station where a rake had been lying below the surface was confused for an Indian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The images of the rake sent from sparsely populated Tinsukia hamlet, located in the Assam state close to the Indian border, piqued the curiosity of international satellites including US Landsat 8 that mistook it to be a secret, concealed mobile ICBM that India had been developing,

Northrop To Setup Satellite System to Track Advanced Missile Threats

December 3, 2019 @ 05:31 AM

Northrop Grumman has been selected to set up a satellite system to track advanced missile threats under Missile Defense Agencys (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program. “Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected as one of four Other Transaction Authority awards for the Phase IIa Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Demonstration of the MDAs HBTSS program,” Northrop said in a

Lockheed Wins $3.33Bn to Support Military Communication Satellites

November 16, 2019 @ 05:23 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $3.33 billion to support Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar and other satellites meant to relay secure communications for the armed forces of United States, Britain, Canada, Netherlands and Australia