Russia Developing Anti-Satellite Electronic Warfare Plane

July 9, 2018 @ 11:43 AM

Russia is developing an electronic warfare airplane that could interfere with electronics of enemy satellites for direct functional destructions in orbit, Sputnik reports Monday. "The work is currently underway to develop an aircraft equipped with jamming systems that will replace Il-22PP Porubshchik [electronic warfare aircraft], which are currently being delivered to...

Chinese Satellite Navigation System To Get New Homemade Missile-borne Anti-jamming Antenna

May 25, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

China's domestic Beidou Navigation Satellite System will equipped with the new missile-borne anti-interference antenna developed by a Chinese defense technology firm, this year, local media reports. "The domestically-built missile-borne anti-interference antenna is based on array signal processing technology, and will greatly help the country's People's Liberation Army (PLA) units counter the...

Hughes to Prototype Multi-Modem Adaptor for DoD Wideband SATCOM Architectural Analysis

May 8, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been awarded a follow-on contract to continue the second phase of a pilot study program to assess the feasibility of interoperability across multiple satellite communication (SATCOM) systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). Under this award, Hughes will be responsible for prototyping a Flexible Modem...

Zuma Mission: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Secret US Government Spy Satellite Into

January 8, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

US space transport services company SpaceX launched a super-secretive US government payload into orbit from its Falcon 9 rocket in the early hours of January 8. The Falcon lifted off at 8 p

Lockheed Martin Delivers Fifth MUOS Satellite to US Navy for Global Military...

November 17, 2017 @ 12:44 AM

The US Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational...

Airbus D & S Pips Mitsubishi, Loral to Bag Turkish Satellite Deal

October 27, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

Airbus Defence & Space has beaten Japans Mitsubishi Electric and Canadian-U.S

Leonardo to Provide Data Security to Galileo Navigation Satellites

September 27, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

Leonardo has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a study into the management of data security for the Galileo European navigation satellite program. Leonardo will develop benchmark architecture and define requirements and processes for managing the programme's information security, in accordance with recent European cyber regulations

Mitsubishi Selected As Launch Provider For First Satellite in Inmarsat-6 fleet

September 12, 2017 @ 01:08 PM

Inmarsat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (Inmarsat-6 F1). The value of the contract has not been disclosed

Leonardo To Provide Subject Matter Experts on Satellite Communication and Navigation To...

September 12, 2017 @ 06:40 AM

Leonardo has signed a framework contract with European Space Agency (ESA) to provide subject matter experts ahead of participation at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference in London this week. Under the €11M/year framework contract, Leonardos Telespazio VEGA UK subsidiary will provide subject matter experts to the ESA covering areas such as earth observation, satellite communications and navigation, science operations and training support for astronauts, the company said in a statement Tuesday

ISRO IRNSS Navigation Replacement Satellite Launch Fails

September 1, 2017 @ 07:49 AM

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying a replacement satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) failed after reaching sub-geosynchronous transfer orbit Thursday. The IRNSS-1H constellation or NavIC, program was launched on schedule from the Second Launch Pad late evening Thursday

Japan Launches Satellite For Improved GPS System

August 19, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Japan has launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites on Saturday to improve the global positioning system (GPS) navigation services. The launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites is one of a constellation being put into orbit to improve the accuracy of available global positioning data,

Lockheed Martin’s New $350M Worth Satellite Production Facility Under Construction

August 2, 2017 @ 04:52 PM

Lockheed Martin is investing $350 million for its new facility to be located on the company's Waterton Canyon campus near Denver that will produce next-generation satellites. The new Gateway Center, slated for completion in 2020, includes a state-of-the-art high bay clean room capable of simultaneously building a spectrum of satellites from micro to macro