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China Launches First Quantum Enabled Satellite

August 17, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

China launched first quantum-enabled satellite Tuesday. The 631-kg satellite lifted off at 1:40 am atop a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in north-western China

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,...

China Launches High-Res Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite

August 10, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province on the back of a Long March 4C rocket, Xinhua reported Wednesday

Raytheon Wins US Navy Multiband Terminal Program Support Contract

August 10, 2016 @ 06:34 AM

Raytheon has been awarded a $9 million contract for engineering support services for the US Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) program. “Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,146,999 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00039-16-C-0050) to exercise an option for engineering support services for the Navy...

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 the main passenger was a 727-kg Indian earth observation satellite called Cartosat, which can take high-resolution images

US Navy’s Fifth Mobile User Objective System Satellite Ready For Launch On...

June 16, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

Lockheed Martin built, US Navys fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is ready for launch on Atlas V 551 on June 21 this year from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces

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 this procurement for future GPS III satellites

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 marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management, navigation aide for hikers and travellers, visual and voice navigation for drivers

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

Egypt Planning to Buy French Frigates, Military Satellite Systems Worth Euro 1

April 8, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Egypt and France are planning to seal agreements worth €1 billion this month for the sale of fighter aircraft, navy vessels and a military satellite communication system. The agreements will be signed during a visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cairo this month, Sputnik reported

Lockheed Martin Opens Test Site To Monitor Objects In Space

March 29, 2016 @ 05:11 PM

Lockheed Martin officially opened up a test site to monitor objects in space by a radar array for the US Air Force Space Fence at New Jersey. There is also a test site under construction in Kwajalein Island and will be used for early validation of hardware, firmware and software that will enable the Space Fence to detect, track, and catalog orbital objects more than 1

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