Lockheed Martin is being awarded $80 million contract for the modified ballistic re-entry vehicle/re-entry vehicle separation modules. The contract includes development; production; storage and surveillance; maintenance of delivered hardware and software; and transportation of end items to the designated launch vehicle provider
Airbus Defence & Space has beaten Japans Mitsubishi Electric and Canadian-U.S
The Indonesian National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) is considering help from space-faring nations such as India and Japan to build its first satellite launching station and kick-start its space program. Head of LAPAN Thomas Djamaluddin said detailed planning of satellite launch station development is being done, including considering cooperation with other countries in the process as the required fund is very big, complicated and require more experienced human resources,
China will develop 12 types of next-generation Long March carrier rockets ranging from light to heavy types using both liquid and solid fuel by 2030. By 2030, China will develop 12 types of new-generation Long March carrier rockets, Long Lehao, chief carrier rocket designer at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, said at a conference in the 2017 World Space Week on Tuesday, chinanews
BAE Systems introduces a new generation of its flagship space computer that combines fast performance and extreme resiliency to enable previously impossible missions in the harsh environment of space. The new RAD5545TM single-board computer (SBC) provides next-generation spacecraft with the high-performance onboard processing capacity needed to support future space missions — from weather and planetary exploration to communications, surveillance, tracking, and national security missions
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 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
Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, Iranian news outlets reported. The rocket launched is a Simorgh, or Phoenix missile, which experts said was a copy of North Koreas Unha space-launch rocket
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is readying its first mission to deflect an asteroid, a move that is likely to help the space agency to understand how Earth can be defended from a planet-destroying impact. The spacecraft for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is now moving to the design phase,
Boeing and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will be given $146 million (£112 million) to build the spaceplane to a tight specification so it can carry small satellites into orbit at the drop of a hat
A Chinese woman residing in California is facing federal law charges for smuggling sensitive space communications technology, including the components in military communications jammers, from the United States to China. The US Justice Department said Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, faces 14 charges that accuse her of purchasing and smuggling more than $100,000 (89,000 euros) worth of equipment to China between March 2013 and December 2015, Reuters report
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