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,...

US Plans To Use Indian Satellite For Weather Updates On Afghanistan

July 11, 2016 @ 08:25 AM

The US is planning to use the services of an Indian satellite to get quicker weather information in war-torn Afghanistan, crucial for the movement of its military assets, the Pentagon has said. The Pentagon decided to use the Indian satellite after European weather satellites were moved to cover operations in Iraq...

ISRO Launches Record 20 Satellites In Single Rocket

June 22, 2016 @ 09:07 AM

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a milestone today with successful launch of record 20 satellites carried by its flagship rocket in a 26-minute flight from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The 320-tonne Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carried 17 foreign small satellites from Canada, Indonesia, Germany and the US but...

Lockheed Martin To Demo GPS III Satellite Design for US Air Force

May 21, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

Lockheed Martin will demonstrate the value of its flexible GPS III satellite design over the next 26 months, as part of the US Air Force's GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment. On May 5, the Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $5 million contract for Phase 1 of...

India Launches Satellite For Home-grown GPS System

April 28, 2016 @ 12:02 PM

India launched a satellite today to set up the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), similar to the US GPS with the launch of IRNSS-1G, the last in the constellation of seven satellites. When the IRNSS-1G becomes operational in about a month's time, the IRNSS would offer services like terrestrial and...

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

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

Russian Defense Ministry Begins Final Testing Of GLONASS Navigation Satellite System

December 7, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

The Russian global navigation satellite system, GLONASS has been handed over to Russias Ministry of Defense for the final tests. "During tests, the client voiced certain remarks to us that we took into account, and on November 5, tests were resumed

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

Thales To Build Communications satellite For Bangladesh

November 11, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Thales Alenia Space has won a $250 million contract from Bangladesh to develop the country's first communications satellite known as Bangabandhu-1. French-Italian firm will build the satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to be launched into space on December 16 in 2017, various media reported today

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

US Navy, Lockheed Martin To Launch MUOS-4 Secure Communications Satellite

August 29, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have prepared to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Monday. The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems and its Communications Satellite Program Office responsible for the MUOS program are based in San Diego