The Trump administration plans to launch the United States Space Force (USSF), the nation's sixth military branch, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the National Space Council on Tuesday, agencies reported. The proposed launch of the USSF has led to fears of space becoming the next battleground and testing field for advanced weaponry
A preliminary investigation into the Soyuz-FG booster rockets aborted launch earlier this week has revealed that it was caused by collision of elements during the separation of the carrier rockets first and second stages, Roscosmos Executive Director for Manned Flights Sergei Krikalyov said on Friday. "The primary cause is related to the collision of a side element making part of the first stage
The United States Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded three contracts together worth over $2.2 Billion for the development of a launch system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1.3 billion contract for GPS IIIF Space Vehicles 11 and 12
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Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing's satellite and space portfolio. "Millennium Space Systems' expertise in vertically-integrated small-satellite solutions perfectly complements Boeing's existing satellite portfolio, and will allow us to meet the needs of a diverse customer set," said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Vehicles
Russias State Space Corporation Roscosmos has launched a federal program for creating a super-heavy carrier rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, Roscosmos Chief said on Monday. The creation of the super-heavy carrier rocket and the construction of the corresponding infrastructure will cost $24 billion,
NASA awarded Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business with $59 million for additional work on NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System project, required to launch America's next polar satellite, JPSS-2, in 2021. The project recently completed the critical design review for the work, and compatibility testing between the satellite and ground system will begin in early 2020
Pakistan's first high resolution imaging satellite with a resolution of one meter was launched today by a Chinese Long March 2-C Rocket. The PRSS-1 is China's first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Russia is developing an electronic warfare airplane that could interfere with electronics of enemy satellites for direct functional destructions in orbit, Sputnik reports Monday. "The work is currently underway to develop an aircraft equipped with jamming systems that will replace Il-22PP Porubshchik [electronic warfare aircraft], which are currently being delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces
China's domestic Beidou Navigation Satellite System will equipped with the new missile-borne anti-interference antenna developed by a Chinese defense technology firm, this year, local media reports. "The domestically-built missile-borne anti-interference antenna is based on array signal processing technology, and will greatly help the country's People's Liberation Army (PLA) units counter the enemy's jamming efforts against the BeiDou system in battle," Jin Zhongshu, deputy general manager of the Beijing Li Gong Navigation Technology Co, told Global Times on Thursday on the sidelines of the China Satellite Navigation Exhibition at the ongoing 9th China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) in Harbin of Northeast...
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