Lockheed Martin GEO-2 SBIRS Satellite Certified For Operations

December 20, 2013 @ 09:23 AM

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...

Lockheed Martin Wins $200 Million GPS III Contract

December 17, 2013 @ 07:51 AM

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Astrium To Supply More Ariane Launchers Worth €2 Billion

December 16, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

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

USAF Takes Delivery Of Sixth WGS-6 Satellites

December 13, 2013 @ 07:50 AM

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 Demos SATCOM Satellite Communications For Aircrafts

December 13, 2013 @ 07:33 AM

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

Northrop Grumman Receives Timing Subsystem For AEHF Satellite

December 10, 2013 @ 12:26 PM

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 To Launch New Military Satellites By 2015

December 2, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

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 Launches Geostationary Satellite For Communication Security

November 29, 2013 @ 08:20 AM

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

Lockheed Martin GPS III Satellite Prototype Proves Successful

November 22, 2013 @ 08:14 AM

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 Introduces New Fidelis Network Security Solution

September 25, 2013 @ 08:27 AM

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 Wins 344 Million Euros German Radar Satellite Order

September 19, 2013 @ 02:54 PM

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

USAF Sees Launch Of Advanced Extremely High Frequency-3 Satellite

September 19, 2013 @ 02:41 PM

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