USAF Awards $208M Contract For Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program

May 20, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

United Launch Services has won more than $208 million contract from the US Air Force to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). “United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $208,140,481 modification (P00163) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services,” the US...

Harris Corp To Increase Sustainment Services For US Space Systems Superiority

May 3, 2017 @ 03:17 PM

Harris Corporation has won $35 million US department of defense contract to increase sustainment services for space superiority systems. "Harris Corporation's Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded a $35,473,193 to a previously awarded contract for Space Control Depot support," the US department of defense announced Tuesday

SpaceX Lands Its Falcon 9 Rocket After Launching Military Satellite

May 1, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

A SpaceX Falcon rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Monday to boost a classified spy satellite into orbit for the US military then turned around and touched down at a nearby landing pad. SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first...

Seoul’s New $210B Defense Plan Emphasizes On Cyber security, Military Spy Satellites...

April 15, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

South Korea reserves 246.5 billion won ($218 million) from its revised mid-term defense plan on cybersecurity over five years to fight growing threats from North Korean hackers

USAF AEHF-6 Satellite To Feature 3-D Printed Parts

April 5, 2017 @ 09:29 AM

The US Air Force's sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite will feature the first 3-D printed part, a Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits. By going from multiple machined parts to one 3-D printed part, Lockheed Martin was able to save time in the design and production cycle, as well as increase the quality and consistency of the units, the company press release stated

ATK Wins Technical Support Contract For Trident I Missile

March 30, 2017 @ 09:22 AM

ATK Launch Systems has received a $48.2 million Missile Defense Agency contract to provide technical support for rocket motors including for the Trident I (C4) and the Orion spacecraft

NATO Plans $3.2 Billion Spend To Upgrade Military Communication Satellite Tech

March 27, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

NATO is eyeing to spend $3.24 billion to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years

China To Develop Air Launched Satellite-Delivery Rockets

March 7, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

China has planned to develop a new generation of rockets that can be released into space from airplanes to replace dysfunctional satellites. The rockets will be designed so that they could carry 200 kg and can rapidly replace dysfunctional satellites,

US to Launch Spy Satellite Today

March 1, 2017 @ 03:19 PM

The United Launch Alliance is readying to send one of its Atlas V rockets to space to launch a classified reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is designed and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the US intelligence program

Northrop Wins In-Orbit MIlitary Satellite Maintenance Contract

February 11, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

Northrop Grumman has won a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System. The company has received a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)

North Korean, Chinese Threats Prompt Japan To Launch Military Satellite

January 24, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Japan has launched its first military communication network satellite to deal with threats from China and North Korea. The Japanese Defense Ministry launched Kirameki-2 communications satellite using an H-2A rocket from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan,