Europe has planned to launch a car-sized experimental wingless space plane on a 100-minute unmanned mission, AFP reported Feb 5 2014. The European Space Agency's two-tonne, 5m-long Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is scheduled to be blasted into space on a Vega rocket from a space pad
GKN Aerospace will showcase its latest fuel systems and emergency flotation systems at Aero India 2015, held from 18-22 February 2015. GKN will display a flexible fuel cell for military rotorcraft alongside a scaled model of the B212 helicopter fitted with a GKN Aerospace emergency flotation system
RUAG has acquired Patrias Space unit to become part of RUAGs Space division, which includes the business operations and assets. Patrias Space activities are currently part of the Finnish companys Systems Business Unit
Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) selected Lockheed Martin's Athena IIS rocket as its launch vehicle of choice for small and medium lift missions from the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) on December 15. Lockheed Martin and AAC will work together to define and implement rocket and launch pad upgrades to support a wider...
The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS operates like a smart phone cell tower in the...
Boeing will develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Nasa. The contract is valued at $2
The US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. GPS III space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08) received initial funding under a February 2013 long lead material contract for the Air Force's second set of four satellites, GPS III SV 05-08
Airbus Defence & Space announced on the sidelines of DIMDEX 2014 that a state-of-the-art border security system for the National Security Shield (NSS) is now up and running in Qatar. Airbus Defence & Space senior vice president, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Jean-Marc Nasr said the company had finalised the deployment of the advanced security system to the Qatar Ministry of Interior and Armed Forces
Lockheed Martin has won $255 million contract in late 2013 from the US Army for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket. The new allotment of rockets will be delivered to the U
Northrop Grumman will highlight its specialized space capabilities for products ranging from secure military satellite communications to antenna technologies at SATELLITE 2014, March 10-13. At the exhibit, the company will showcase protected satellite communications developed for the US Air Force which includes hosted payloads for the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) – to provide continuous coverage for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical military satellite communications in the North Polar Region; the EPS Control And Planning Segment (CAPS) - which leverages foundational capabilities for an affordable, scalable, pathfinder mission control capability for any variety of future protected satellite communications architecture options; and...
Thales Alenia Space has won a contract awarded by French defense procurement agency DGA to provide operational support for the Syracuse 3, Athena-Fidus and Sicral 2 space systems. This contract, dubbed "SSAS", entails stationkeeping and support services for the Syracuse 3A, Syracuse 3B and Athena-Fidus satellites, along with the "French" part of the Sicral 2 satellite
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the second Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite for the US Air Force. "Congratulations to the entire mission team on tonight's successful launch of the GPS IIF-5 satellite," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs