Russian Proton-M Rocket to Deploy Blagovest Military Satellite on December 25

October 10, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Russian defense ministry plans to deploy a military communications satellite from the Baikonur space center with the launch of Proton-M heavy carrier rocket on December 25 this year. "We have scheduled the next launch of a Proton carrier rocket for December 25 from the Baikonur space center

United Launch Services Wins $832 Million Contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

September 27, 2017 @ 11:21 PM

United Launch Services has been awarded an $832 million modification contract for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. This contract provides mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, and integration of space vehicle with launch vehicle, launch site and range operations, and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment, US department of defense...

Leonardo to Provide Data Security to Galileo Navigation Satellites

September 27, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

Leonardo has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a study into the management of data security for the Galileo European navigation satellite program. Leonardo will develop benchmark architecture and define requirements and processes for managing the programme's information security, in accordance with recent European cyber regulations

Mitsubishi Selected As Launch Provider For First Satellite in Inmarsat-6 fleet

September 12, 2017 @ 01:08 PM

Inmarsat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (Inmarsat-6 F1). The value of the contract has not been disclosed

Leonardo To Provide Subject Matter Experts on Satellite Communication and Navigation To...

September 12, 2017 @ 06:40 AM

Leonardo has signed a framework contract with European Space Agency (ESA) to provide subject matter experts ahead of participation at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference in London this week. Under the €11M/year framework contract, Leonardos Telespazio VEGA UK subsidiary will provide subject matter experts to the ESA covering...

SpaceX Launches USAF Super-secret Space Shuttle

September 8, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

SpaceX has launched the US Air Forces super-secret space shuttle on Thursday. This is the fifth flight for the unmanned Falcon rocket, known as X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle,

ISRO IRNSS Navigation Replacement Satellite Launch Fails

September 1, 2017 @ 07:49 AM

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying a replacement satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) failed after reaching sub-geosynchronous transfer orbit Thursday. The IRNSS-1H constellation or NavIC, program was launched on schedule from the Second Launch Pad late evening Thursday

S. Korea To Get Five Military Spy Satellites Worth US$880M By 2023

August 25, 2017 @ 02:18 PM

South Korea will soon begin a full-fledged project worth about 1 trillion won ($880 million) to build indigenous military reconnaissance satellites and put into operation by 2023. The scheme, code-named the "425 Project" to be run by the national arms procurement agency and the state-run Agency for Defense Development, is aimed at developing five military spy satellite system capable of collecting security-related information and intelligence on the Korean Peninsula and in nearby regions, Yonhap reports Friday

Lockheed, Northrop Test Low Cost Terminal With On-Orbit Satellite

August 25, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman led industry team has tested Low Cost Terminal with On-Orbit AEHF Satellite that will enable more military users to transmit jam-resistant, high-priority communications. The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, the company announced Thursday

BAE Systems Introduces Next-Gen Radiation-Hardened Space Computer

August 24, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

BAE Systems introduces a new generation of its flagship space computer that combines fast performance and extreme resiliency to enable previously impossible missions in the harsh environment of space. The new RAD5545TM single-board computer (SBC) provides next-generation spacecraft with the high-performance onboard processing capacity needed to support future space missions — from weather and planetary exploration to communications, surveillance, tracking, and national security missions

Two S. Korean Satellites To Be Launched On Russian Soyuz Carrier Rocket

August 21, 2017 @ 04:39 PM

Russias Glavcosmos and Glavcosmos Launch Services have signed the first contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to launch the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with two South Korean satellites. The Soyuz-2

Japan Launches Satellite For Improved GPS System

August 19, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Japan has launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites on Saturday to improve the global positioning system (GPS) navigation services. The launched third of its new quasi-zenith satellites is one of a constellation being put into orbit to improve the accuracy of available global positioning data,