Lockheed, Northrop Test Low Cost Terminal With On-Orbit Satellite

August 25, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman led industry team has tested Low Cost Terminal with On-Orbit AEHF Satellite that will enable more military users to transmit jam-resistant, high-priority communications. The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, the company announced Thursday

Two S. Korean Satellites To Be Launched On Russian Soyuz Carrier Rocket

August 21, 2017 @ 04:39 PM

Russias Glavcosmos and Glavcosmos Launch Services have signed the first contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to launch the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with two South Korean satellites. The Soyuz-2

Afghanistan Requests India To launch Exclusive Satellite

August 8, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

Afghanistan has been requested India to launch a special satellite exclusively for Kabuls use, following the launch of South Asian Satellite by New Delhi three months ago. The Afghan Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology recently made the request to the Indian government, officials in the Afghan government said

Airbus Wins UK Deal For Skynet 6A Military Satellite

August 1, 2017 @ 03:46 PM

Airbus has won UK ministry of defence contract to replace the current Skynet 5 network military satellite communications capability with new Skynet 6A satellite. The British Ministry of Defence said it opted for the noncompetitive route with Airbus, in part, to maintain domestic space capabilities,

Italian Defense Ministry’s OPTSAT-3000 Satellite Ready for Launch

August 1, 2017 @ 04:58 AM

Leonardo announced that the Italian Ministry of Defences OPTSAT-3000 satellite is ready to be launched. The launch is scheduled for Wednesday, 2 August at 1

Northrop Grumman, ViaSat To Deliver Satellite Communications For Aussie Defence Force

July 27, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

Northrop Grumman has selected Australias ViaSat as a key partner to deliver a next-generation satellite communications (SATCOM) network to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Under a program known as Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2, a large multiphase project to deploy an integrated wideband SATCOM system for the ADF, ViaSat will provide its ground stations and dual-band Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite earth terminals, ViaSat announced Wednesday

ISRO Launches Cartosat-2 Series, 30 Other Satellites Into Orbit

June 23, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched on Friday PSLV-C38 rocket on a mission to send 31 satellites, including Cartosat 2 and NIUSAT satellites along with 29 foreign nano satellites, into orbit, ISRO said in a press release. "India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), launched the 712 kg [0

USAF Awards $46M Contract To Lockheed Martin For Two Infrared Missile Warning...

May 26, 2017 @ 09:43 AM

Lockheed Martin has won nearly $46 million to manufacture two Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellites, the Defense Department said in a press release. "Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded a $45,999,901 modification to previously awarded contract for production of the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous missile-warning satellites," the release said Thursday

USAF Awards $208M Contract For Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program

May 20, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

United Launch Services has won more than $208 million contract from the US Air Force to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). “United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $208,140,481 modification (P00163) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services,” the US Department of Defense said in a press release Friday

SpaceX Lands Its Falcon 9 Rocket After Launching Military Satellite

May 1, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

A SpaceX Falcon rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Monday to boost a classified spy satellite into orbit for the US military then turned around and touched down at a nearby landing pad. SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk, various media reported today

Seoul’s New $210B Defense Plan Emphasizes On Cyber security, Military Spy Satellites...

April 15, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

South Korea reserves 246.5 billion won ($218 million) from its revised mid-term defense plan on cybersecurity over five years to fight growing threats from North Korean hackers

China To Develop Air Launched Satellite-Delivery Rockets

March 7, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

China has planned to develop a new generation of rockets that can be released into space from airplanes to replace dysfunctional satellites. The rockets will be designed so that they could carry 200 kg and can rapidly replace dysfunctional satellites,