Lockheed Martin Wins USAF Contract For GPS III Satellites Production

September 29, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

Lockheed Martin has won a $395 million from US Air Force for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities and extend spacecraft life to 15 years, 25...

USAF Awards Protected Tactical Service Field Demonstration Contracts Worth $110M

August 12, 2016 @ 07:57 AM

The US Air Force has awarded three separate contracts to Raytheon, L-3 Communication Systems and ViaSat estimated total $110 million for protected tactical service field demonstration (PTSFD). PTSFD will demonstrate the ability to provide wideband anti-jam communications to tactical users using the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) constellation and commercial SATCOM,...

China Launches High-Res Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite

August 10, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province on the back of a Long March 4C rocket, Xinhua reported Wednesday

Raytheon Wins US Navy Multiband Terminal Program Support Contract

August 10, 2016 @ 06:34 AM

Raytheon has been awarded a $9 million contract for engineering support services for the US Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) program. “Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,146,999 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00039-16-C-0050) to exercise an option for engineering support services for the Navy...

US Navy’s Fifth Mobile User Objective System Satellite Ready For Launch On...

June 16, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

Lockheed Martin built, US Navys fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is ready for launch on Atlas V 551 on June 21 this year from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is the latest addition to a...

Pyongyang Jamming GPS Satellites, Flight Paths of 962 Aircraft Affected: S.Korean Reports

April 8, 2016 @ 09:20 AM

North Korea has been jamming Seouls Global Positioning System (GPS) signals since last month, according to South Korean officials. The signals began last week and continued on and off till February 6, Yonhap news reported quoting the military and information and communication technology (ICT) sector officials as saying

Egypt Planning to Buy French Frigates, Military Satellite Systems Worth Euro 1

April 8, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Egypt and France are planning to seal agreements worth €1 billion this month for the sale of fighter aircraft, navy vessels and a military satellite communication system. The agreements will be signed during a visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cairo this month, Sputnik reported

XTAR, Satcom Partner To Provide SATCOM Services For Military Users

February 4, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

XTAR, LLC, a US-based X-band satellite operator, and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) have announced their partnership to offer a new, on-demand and minutes-based SATCOM service for military and government end users. This non-pre-emptible and highly flexible service will be available as a stand-alone service or as a roaming service to augment the Governments WGS X-Band constellation

Raytheon Wins US Navy Multiband Satellite Terminals Contract

December 30, 2015 @ 07:29 AM

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has won a $102 million worth contract to deliver fully integrated Navy Multiband Terminals (NMT) for the US Navy, the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday. The NMT is a multiband capable satellite communications terminal that provides both protected and wideband communications

Lockheed Martin, Electro Optic Systems Set Up New Space Debris Tracking Facility...

December 3, 2015 @ 06:37 AM

Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems (EOS) have set up a space object tracking facility in Australia to detect possible debris in orbit, ranging from spent rocket parts to pieces of defunct satellites. The new space object tracking site will give satellite operators a clearer picture of the debris that could damage their networks and how they can avoid potential collisions, the company said in a statement Wednesday

Russian Space Agency To Propose Joint Communication Satellite System To India

October 20, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has considered proposing a joint satellite system to India in the 21st India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation. The intergovernmental panel is scheduled to take place in Moscow tomorrow

Russian Updated GLONASS Navigation System To Enter Service By 2016

August 25, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation network, after being updated according to the Russian Defense Ministry requirements, will be made available for service by the end of 2015. "Just the other day the [Russian] Aerospace Forces held a meeting on the issue and came to an opinion that the tests [of GLONASS] should be completed this year