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 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 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 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
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
North Korea has built a cover around its rocket-launching platform possibly to evade from surveillance by spy satellites. On Sunday, the US satellite images indicated the steel platform at Sohae Satellite Launching Station was completely covered
One of the world's most impenetrable satellite communications systems, built by Lockheed Martin to serve the U.S
US Navy and Lockheed Martin delivered fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida ahead of expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS-4 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces
Russia launched a defense satellite by a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk spaceport Tuesday
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that its third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was accepted by US Navy, following the successful completion of on-orbit testing. MUOS-3, which was launched on January 20, is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces
Finmeccanica announced Monday that it along with Thales has jointly launched the military telecommunications satellite, SICRAL 2 on April 26 from French Guiana. The satellite was launched with an Arianespace launch vehicle by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that it will integrate customized applications or apps into its ground station solutions to offer more efficiency between operators and missions. "We want to shape the future of the industry," said Vinny Sica, vice president of Space Ground Solutions for Lockheed Martin
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