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Roscosmos Angara Carrier Rocket May Have Reusable Stages

July 1, 2020 @ 06:25 AM

Russias Roscosmos has signed a new state contract envisaging upgrade of the Angara carrier rocket and studying development of reusable rocket stages. ­­­"On June 30, amendments were made to the Amur state contract

Virgin Orbit Aborts Mission After Rocket Launch Failure

May 26, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

California-based Virgin Orbit (VO) aborted an air-launched rocket demonstration on Monday after releasing the rocket from a modified Boeing 747. “After being released from the carrier aircraft, the LauncherOne rocket successfully lighted its booster engine- the first time the company had attempted an in-air ignition

China’s Long March-5B Rocket Launches Moon Mission Test Capsule

May 6, 2020 @ 06:37 AM

Chinas new Long March-5B carrier rocket carrying the test model of next-generation crew capsule blasted off on its maiden flight on Tuesday. "The successful maiden flight of the Long March-5B, a new type of launch vehicle that has been specially developed for China's manned space projects, marked the era of construction...

L3-Harris, Raytheon Net $1B for Anti-Jam SATCOM Software

March 28, 2020 @ 08:32 AM

The Pentagon has awarded L3-Harris and Raytheon $500 million each to develop anti-jam communications software — called the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) used in military satellites. “Raytheon and L3-Harris have each been awarded a $500 million contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37

US Space Force to Launch AEHF-6 for Protected SATCOMs

March 26, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Space Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the sixth and the final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite on March 26. “The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings and mounted atop its rocket in preparation for...

US Space Force Gets Satellite Jammer

March 18, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

The US Space Force has received a portable, ground-based communications jammer to temporarily block satellite transmissions. The Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10

Lockheed Awarded $240M to Develop Prototype Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload

March 10, 2020 @ 02:18 AM

The US Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base awarded Lockheed Martin $240 million to develop a prototype payload for its new Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) system. PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with agile and jam-resistant satellite communications (SATCOM)

Northrop to Produce Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload for US Space Force

February 25, 2020 @ 09:16 AM

The United States Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center has asked Northrop Grumman to develop a Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) rapid prototype payload for on-orbit demonstration of assured tactical communications. “Partnering with the Space Force, our team will demonstrate rapid prototyping by developing and delivering a PTS payload to enhance anti-jamming capabilities for our nations tactical forces,”

Russian GLONASS Satellites Guided Iranian Missiles to US Target in Iraq

January 21, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

Iran used Russian GLONASS satellites to navigate its missiles while striking United States military bases in Iraq. The use of satellite guidance enabled precision strike on January 8- said to be with an accuracy of 10 meters- which has surprised US and Israeli specialists, Israeli news site, Debka File reported on Monday

Lockheed Launches First Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking

January 18, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Lockheed Martin has launched Pony Express 1 mission as a hosted payload on Tyvak-0129, a next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft, to enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications. "Early on-orbit data show Pony Express 1 is performing its important pathfinding mission very well

Boeing Delivers World’s Most Powerful Rocket’s Core Stage to NASA

January 9, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

Boeing on Tuesday delivered the core stage of NASAs first Space Launch System (SLS) deep space exploration rocket, moving it out of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the agencys Pegasus barge. NASA will transport the SLS core stage to its Stennis Space Center in Bay St

Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM

January 6, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Images sent by Western satellites of Tinsukia Railway station where a rake had been lying below the surface was confused for an Indian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The images of the rake sent from sparsely populated Tinsukia hamlet, located in the Assam state close to the Indian border, piqued the curiosity of international satellites including US Landsat 8 that mistook it to be a secret, concealed mobile ICBM that India had been developing,

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