Russia To Create Super Heavy Rockets

September 3, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved plans for creating super-heavy rockets, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. “Today, (Russia's space agency) Roscosmos' plans to begin the work on a super-heavy rocket were voiced at the presidential level for the first time,” Rogozin was quoted as saying by Itar-Tass...

Northrop Grumman To Continue USAF Weather Support

August 14, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract valued at up to $300 million to continue helping U.S

Lockheed Martin Wins $1.8 Billion Deal For US Space Based Infrared System

June 25, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Lockheed Martin has bagged a $1.86 billion contract from the U

GLONASS Accuracy Could Be Improved By Two Feet By 2020

June 12, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

GLONASS accuracy could be boosted from nine to two feet by 2020, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the "Tekhnoprom" forum in Novosibirsk. "In 2013, our main task was to ensure the stable operation of the GLONASS system, and this has been achieved

Lockheed Martin Acquires Astrotech Space Operations

May 29, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the Astrotech Space Operations business of Astrotech Corporation. Astrotech Space Operations is a leader in satellite launch preparation services, from final testing and fueling to encapsulation and day-of launch operations

Thales Alenia Space To Build Telecommunications Satellites For KT Sat

May 13, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with the Korean satellite service operator KT Sat, subsidiary of KT Corporation, to build two telecommunications satellites, Koreasat-7 and Koreasat-5A, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. The two satellites will provide Internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services

Astrium, Safran To Build Propulsion Systems For New Ariane 5 Launchers

December 19, 2013 @ 03:29 PM

Astrium today signed contracts with Snecma (Safran) and Europropulsion for the production of the cryogenic rocket engines (liquid oxygen and hydrogen) and solid rocket motors for 18 new Ariane 5 launchers. These contracts extend the agreements signed by Astrium and Safran in 2009 for the production of propulsion system and equipment on the PB batch of 35 Ariane 5 launchers

Largest Delta IV Heavy U.S. Rocket Successfully Launched

August 29, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

A giant 21 stories tall Delta IV Heavy rocket has been launched for the second time from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on a covert mission for the US governments National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch used three main engines with one powered by RS-68 liquid hydrogen and oxygen and the rest two powered by RL10 liquid hydrogen and oxygen (developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne), according to United Launch Alliances (ULA) press release, which built the rocket

Four GLONASS Satellites To Be Launched This Year

June 14, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Russia plans to launch four satellites for the GLONASS navigation system by the end of this year, the Aerospace Defense Forces head said. "Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board of a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space center and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space center," Maj

Second Russian Military Satellite Launched

June 11, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

A Soyuz-2.1B carrier rocket orbited a military satellite on Friday, Russian A&D spokesperson said

U.S Army To Develop Next-Generation Technology To Limit Dependence On GPS

April 29, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

The U.S Army, along with DARPA, is developing the next generation in navigation technology in an effort to limit its dependence on GPS

India Relies On Russian GLONASS GPS For BrahMos Launch

January 11, 2013 @ 09:26 AM

Indias latest test launch of the sea-based BrahMos supersonic cruise missile relied on the Russian GPS-GLONASS technology to guide it to its target. The GLONASS technology was added to the existing doppler-inertial platform, allowing the missile to be updated with advanced satellite navigation systems from Russia's Kh-555 and Kh-101 strategic long-range cruise missiles