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USAF’s Fifth AEHF Protected Communications Satellite To Be Ready In 2019

May 22, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Lockheed Martins fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite successfully completed the environment tests and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S

Royal Air Force To Manage "Command and Control" of UK Military Space...

May 21, 2018 @ 07:00 PM

Britain has unveiled a major defense space strategy where the countrys air force would be responsible for “command and control” of the nations space missions, aiming to safeguard UK operations against “emerging space-based threats”. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has vowed to bring the number of specialists working in the countrys defense...

Chinese Private Firm OneSpace Launches First Space Rocket

May 18, 2018 @ 12:57 PM

A Chinese private firm OneSpace launched a locally-made space rocket from a launch center in northwest China. "Chongqing Liangjiang Star," launched at 7:33 a

Hughes to Prototype Multi-Modem Adaptor for DoD Wideband SATCOM Architectural Analysis

May 8, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been awarded a follow-on contract to continue the second phase of a pilot study program to assess the feasibility of interoperability across multiple satellite communication (SATCOM) systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). Under this award, Hughes will be responsible for prototyping a Flexible Modem...

Orbital ATK Christens New Large-class Rocket 'OmegA', Initial Flights in 2021

April 19, 2018 @ 07:17 AM

Orbital ATK has announced the name its new three-stage rocket launch vehicle, OmegA meant for US Air Forces Evolved, Expandable Launch Vehicle (EEVLV) program and plans to carry out initial flights of intermediate configuration by early 2021. OmegA will provide intermediate- to heavy-class launch services for the Department of Defense, civil...

Boeing not to Bid for Next Production of 22 GPS 3 Satellites

April 19, 2018 @ 06:27 AM

Boeing has decided to not put up a proposal for the next production lot of up to 22 GPS 3 satellites for the US Air Force. “We have not put in a proposal for GPS 3,” said Rico Attanasio, Boeings director of Department of Defense and civil navigation and communications programs was quoted as saying by

Kratos, Orbital ATK Reaffirm Kratos’ Oriole Rocket Motor Exclusive Rights Agreement

March 21, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has reaffirmed its longstanding agreement with Orbital ATK related to Kratos exclusive rights to sell Oriole Solid Propellant Rocket Motors (SPRMs) for specific market areas, including Missile Defense related Threat Representative Targets, Suborbital Research and Sounding Rockets

Chinese Reusable Spaceplane Capable of Taking-off from Conventional Runway

March 8, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

China is developing a reusable space plane that will be able to take off from a conventional runway and capable of taking people into space. The aircraft is being designed to transport passengers into near space and also to deliver astronauts and supplies to Chinas new space station, China Central Television reported Thursday

Taiwan To Upgrade ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-range Missiles For Micro-Satellites Launch

January 25, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Taiwans Defense Ministry is allocating over US$426 million (NT$12.4 billion) to upgrade countrys Yun Feng or "Cloud Peak" medium-range guided missiles in order to convert into a satellite launch vehicle

DARPA’s Hallmark Program Seeks Real-Time US Military Space Command and Control

January 11, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Phase 1 contracts to 11 organizations in support of its new Hallmark program that seeks to provide improved capabilities to rapidly plan, assess, and execute the full spectrum of U.S

Zuma Mission: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Secret US Government Spy Satellite Into

January 8, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

US space transport services company SpaceX launched a super-secretive US government payload into orbit from its Falcon 9 rocket in the early hours of January 8. The Falcon lifted off at 8 p

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