The US Air Force (USAF) has certified the second Lockheed Martin-built geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO-2) space-based infrared system (SBIRS) satellite for operation. The acceptance by the Air Force Space Command (AFSC) comes eight months after the satellite's launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force...
Astrium has won a contract worth more than €2 billion for 18 additional Ariane 5 ECA launchers with Thales selected to supply 23 electronic equipments for each launcher. These latest Ariane 5 launchers, which follow an order for 35 launchers in 2009 (PB batch), will be launched from 2017 onwards
The sixth and the final Block II series spacecraft, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) built by Boeing has been delivered on orbit to the US Air Force, boosting communications capabilities for the US military and its allies. WGS-6 was funded by the Australian government – making the country the programmes first partner...
Northrop Grumman successfully demostrates the satellite communications (SATCOM) system on board the Firebird demonstrator aircraft. Until now, no small communications system has been able to send sensor data to a satellite and back to a ground station at such a high rate of transfer
Frequency Electronics has delivered the Master Oscillator Group (MOG) to Northrop Grumman for communications payload on the US Air Force's fourth advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) satellite. The delivery, which is the fourth in a series of MOGs for the six-satellite AEHF programme, provides anti-jam communication links to US armed forces and key allies
Russia will launch a total of 11 military satellites by 2015, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. Speaking at a meeting on the development of the Russian satellite fleet, Putin said five military satellites have already joined Russias orbital group in 2013 and that five more will be added to it before the year is out
Brazil, whose communications sovereignty was hit by the USA National Security Agency (NSA) spying on its telecom infrastructure, has launched a Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite (SGDC). The system in is expected to ensure telecom and internet security by preventing unauthorized access to its networks
The Lockheed Martin prototype of the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, the GPS III, recently proved successful being backward-compatible with the existing GPS satellite constellation in orbit. During tests that concluded on Oct
General Dynamics today announced its network security solution, Fidelis XPS, now includes a new application of YARA technology. YARA technology is a rule-based malware identification and classification tool, that will increase the real-time prevention of malware attacks by analyzing threats in network traffic
Astrium today signed a contract for the development, construction and launch of a high performance radar satellite with OHB System AG, Germany. This contract is for the ‘SARah satellite-based reconnaissance system, for a total value of 344 million euros
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-3 (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch today. This was ULA's 9th launch of an ambitious 12-mission schedule for the year and marks the 40th Atlas V mission and the 75th launch for ULA