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...

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...

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

Russian S-400 Program with India on Schedule Despite Coronavirus: Diplomat

April 11, 2020 @ 05:46 PM

The spread of Coronavirus infection will not affect the schedule for the implementation of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems delivery to India.

Thales Alenia to Build Satellites for Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure

April 10, 2020 @ 05:36 PM

Omnispace, which is building a global mobile hybrid network, today announced it has selected Thales Alenia Space, to develop the initial component of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. This will advance Omnispaces vision to deliver a global hybrid communications network based on 3GPP standards

Lockheed Awarded $240M to Develop Prototype Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload

March 10, 2020 @ 02:18 AM

The US Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base awarded Lockheed Martin $240 million to develop a prototype payload for its new Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) system. PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with agile and jam-resistant satellite communications (SATCOM)

Northrop to Produce Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload for US Space Force

February 25, 2020 @ 09:16 AM

The United States Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center has asked Northrop Grumman to develop a Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) rapid prototype payload for on-orbit demonstration of assured tactical communications. “Partnering with the Space Force, our team will demonstrate rapid prototyping by developing and delivering a PTS payload to enhance anti-jamming capabilities for our nations tactical forces,”