US Air Force Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

August 4, 2020 @ 06:01 PM

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched early Tuesday morning over 4,000 miles from a base in California into the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Force Global Strike Command announced. The Minuteman III missile was fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located an hour from Santa Barbara, at 12:21 a

US Allows S.Korea to Develop Solid-Fuels for Space Vehicles

July 29, 2020 @ 07:21 AM

The United States has lifted decades-old restrictions on Seouls use of solid fuels for its space rocket launches. “Today, (the two sides) have adopted the 2020 revision of the missile guidelines to completely remove the restrictions on the use of solid fuels for (South Korea's) space vehicle,” Kim Hyun-chong, deputy national...

Some 90 Chinese Nuclear Scientists Resign

July 27, 2020 @ 03:57 AM

State Council of the Peoples Republic of China has set up a team to investigate to probe the recent resignation of over 90 nuclear security scientists at a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST). In a statement, CAS said last week that the team consisting...

Trump's Super Duper Missile Unlikely Before 2023

July 17, 2020 @ 06:04 AM

Pentagon officials have revealed some details of the “super duper” hypersonic missile, which President Donald Trump claims cruises at a speed of Mach 17. “Trump has taken special interest in the missile

Thales Alenia to Supply Pressurized Element to Commercial Space Station

June 24, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales and Leonardo will provide two key pressurized elements for the worlds first commercial space station. On Wednesday, the company announced the signature of an ATP (Authorization To Proceed) with Axiom Space of Houston, Texas to initiate development of the Key elements

Donald Trump’s ‘Super-Duper Missile’ Failed in Test?

June 10, 2020 @ 04:54 AM

A missile test of the DARPA/US Air Force Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program was destroyed during a test flight recently, US based Aviation Week reported

China Reveals Hypersonic Cruise Missile Engine Test Success

June 8, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

A Chinese science institute recently announced the development of a scramjet engine that ran continuously for 600 seconds in a ground test which could lead up to the development of a hypersonic cruise missile. China Central Television (CCTV) reported over the weekend that the success was achieved by a team led by Fan Xuejun at the Institute of Mechanics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences

US Navy completes Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Carry Test

June 3, 2020 @ 02:13 PM

The US Navy completed the first captive carry flight test of an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) missile on an F/A-18 Super Hornet June 1 at the Patuxent River test range, a US Navy release said. AARGM-ER is being integrated on the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G, and will also be compatible for integration on the F-35A/B/C

Israel’s IAI Tests Long-Range Artillery Precision Missile

June 3, 2020 @ 06:45 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed a sea trial with its Long-Range Artillery Weapon System (LORA), a precision ballistic strike missile which included the launch of two long-range LORA missiles to a pre-defined target point. The complex trial included two scenarios to test and demonstrate LORAs advanced capabilities

Horizon Engines' Concept Study into Reusable Spacecraft

May 18, 2020 @ 11:59 AM

A conceptual study to develop a flying Hypersonic Test Bed (HTB) to demonstrate SABRE technology has been launched, that revolutionise horizontally launched reusable space vehicles. The study was initiated through the UK Space Agency and will be conducted under the European Space Agency General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)

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 series of maneuvers to move the satellite into geostationary orbit

USAF Selects Raytheon Over Lockheed Martin for Long-Range Cruise Missile Program

April 20, 2020 @ 05:57 PM

The US Air Force today selected Raytheon as a sole-source contractor over Lockheed Martin to continue the Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) Weapons development. The LRSO weapon is a nuclear capable cruise missile to be fired from an aircraft and is part of the US nuclear triad