Northrop to Develop Small Satellites IHI Corporation for Japan

March 15, 2023 @ 07:53 AM

IHI Corporation and Northrop Grumman agreed at DSEI Japan to work toward developing small, highly maneuverable satellites and other solutions for missions such as Space Domain Awareness (SDA) for Japan. Japans National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy of December 2022 called for strengthened SDA to ensure sustainable economic activity and...

Kazakhstan Seizes Roscosmos Property, Demands 2 Billion Rubles Debt Repayment

March 14, 2023 @ 06:29 AM

Kazakhstan has taken control of the property of the Center for the Operation of Terrestrial Space Infrastructure operating in Baikonur spaceport, as per local media reports. The report cited the countrys court bailiff service

Boeing Demos Anti-Jam Capability for U.S. Defense Satellites

March 8, 2023 @ 05:37 AM

Boeing demonstrated Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) over an on-orbit operational satellite, validating the design for the U.S

External Influence, not Manufacturing Defect Damaged Russian 'Progress MS-21' Spacecraft -...

February 21, 2023 @ 02:10 PM

Damage to the Russian 'Progress MS-21' spacecraft that led to a coolant leak when docked with the International Space Station (ISS) was caused by "external influences," according to Roscosmos space agency. The analysis of emergency situations with the Soyuz MS-22 and Progress MS-21 spacecraft on the ISS continues

Japan's Long-Delayed H3 Rocket Fails to Lift-off

February 17, 2023 @ 05:02 AM

Japan's new flagship H3 rocket aborted its first-ever launch attempt on Friday from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, on what would have been its maiden flight. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said two LE-9 engines that power the vehicle's core stage ignited, but one of its...

SpaceX Prevents Ukraine from Using Starlink Terminals to Control Drones

February 10, 2023 @ 07:51 AM

Elon Musks SpaceX confirmed it has taken measures to prevent Ukraines military from using Starlink satellite internet service to control drones in the battlefield. After invading its neighbor on February 24 last year, Russia quickly looked to close down local internet services and to block social media

Roscosmos Announces 100 Consecutive “Successful” Space Launches Since 2018

February 9, 2023 @ 07:54 AM

Russias state space agency Roscosmos said it carried out 100 consecutive successful launches of space launch vehicles since October 2018. In an official press release Thursday, Roscosmos said 46 launches were made from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, 36 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, nine each from the Vostochny Cosmodrome and from the Guiana Space Center

Lockheed Martin Builds its First Military-Civilian, Multi-Orbit Satellite

February 1, 2023 @ 08:38 AM

Lockheed Martin said it completed building a single satellite that can perform both military and civilian missions and operate in low, medium and geosynchronous orbits. The first Lockheed Martin LM 400, a flexible, mid-sized satellite customizable for military, civil or commercial users, rolled off the companys digital factory production line and is advancing toward its planned 2023 launch

DARPA, NASA Collaborate on Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine

January 25, 2023 @ 04:14 AM

DARPA, via its Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, is collaborating with NASA to build a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) engine that could expand possibilities for the space agencys future long-duration spaceflight missions. The goal is to test an NTR-enabled spacecraft in Earth orbit during the 2027 fiscal year

Russia’s Roscosmos to Rescue ISS Crew after Meteorite Damage

January 12, 2023 @ 01:00 PM

Russia's state space agency Roscosmos is sending a backup Soyuz spacecraft to evacuate International Space Station (ISS) crew after their original capsule was damaged following meteorite hit last month. The Soyuz MS-23 launch will take place on February 20, 2023 in an unmanned mode

Roscosmos to Launch Satellites for Tehran; MoUs Signed with Two Iranian Companies

January 5, 2023 @ 09:09 AM

Russian space agency Roscosmos has agreed to cooperate with two Iranian companies in the field of launch services. Roscosmos launched Khayyam Iranian Earth remote sensing satellite in August 2022

U.S. Space Force asks Raytheon to Develop Medium Earth Orbit Missile Tracking...

January 5, 2023 @ 07:52 AM

Raytheon Intelligence & Space will develop a prototype Missile Track Custody system, which will be U.S