USAF, Lockheed Martin To Launch Next Space Based Infrared System Satellite On...

January 18, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket

Russia Working On Electronic Intelligence Satellite System

January 11, 2017 @ 09:33 AM

Russia is developing a new satellite space radio intelligence system, the nation's defense Ministry announced Tuesday. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying by Sputnik that Russia continues to develop the Liana Electronic Intelligence Program (ELINT) using Lotos-S and Pion-NKS radio surveillance satellites that are planned to replace two aged...

Philippines Plans Space Agency For National Security, Hazard Management

January 3, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Philippines will be establishing space agency for application of global navigation satellite systems to address the need of national security and disaster management. The senator Sen

China Launches High-res Imaging Satellite Into Wrong Orbit

December 29, 2016 @ 02:09 PM

A pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution imaging satellites, SuperView-1 01 and SuperView-1 02 launched by China on Wednesday, are currently deemed to be problematic as the two main payloads did not reach their intended orbit

Russia To Upgrade Missile Attack Warning System By 2020

December 20, 2016 @ 01:32 PM

Russia is planning to commission about ten new satellites and build five radars to upgrade the missile attack warning system by 2020. "Within the framework of efforts to upgrade the missile attack warning system, five high factory readiness radars Voronezh are to be built and some ten satellites of the integrated...

Alpha Design Technologies Signs Pact To Support Indian Space Agency's Satellites

December 13, 2016 @ 08:48 AM

Alpha Design Technologies (ADTL), a manufacturer and technology service provider, has signed a contract with Indias space agency for assembly, integration and testing of IRNSS satellites. In the next two years, Alpha Design Technologies, with the help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be investing in creating, an ultra-modern satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing and qualification facilities, with a view to independently supply four to five regional navigation satellite systems to ISRO, the company announced today

Raytheon’s Work On Satellite Control Station Making Progress: Pentagon

December 5, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

Raytheon is making headway with its delayed work on new ground control stations for next-generation GPS satellites. During the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California, Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall confirmed that the company's work on ground control stations is progressing

Japan To Launch First Of Three Military Communication Satellites On January 24

November 30, 2016 @ 05:13 AM

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) plans to launch Kirameki-2 satellite, one of the three military satellites to replace civil analogues currently in use for communication between Japanese military units. The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch its first satellite into orbit on January 24, 2017, to improve military communications infrastructure amid North Korea nuclear and military threats, Sputnik cited local media quoting unnamed military source as saying Friday

Lockheed Martin MUOS-5 Satellite Deploys Solar Arrays, Antennas To Orbit

November 4, 2016 @ 08:20 PM

Lockheed Martin built fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached orbit, deploying its solar arrays and antennas. The satellite system, which is built for US navy, is beginning pre-operational, on-orbit testing, the company announced today

US, Australian Air Forces To Operate Space Surveillance Telescope

October 22, 2016 @ 11:20 AM

The US Air Force space command plans to operate Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) in Australia jointly with the Australian government. US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handed over the SST to USAF Space Command at a ceremony in New Mexico

South Korea To Lease Reconnaissance Satellite From Israel

October 19, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

South Korea plans to lease a reconnaissance satellite most likely from Israel to self obtain information on North Koreas military activities. Israel uses its spy satellites mainly to monitor Middle East regions, it may be practical for South Korea to secure operating rights during periods when the satellite passes over the Korean peninsula

ULS Wins $860 Million For US Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles Contract

October 3, 2016 @ 02:23 PM

United Launch Services has been awarded an $860 million contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. Contractor will provide launch capability options, including launch capability, mission integration, base and range support, maintenance commodities, Delta depreciation, and Atlas depreciation, US department of defense said in a statement last Saturday