Ukrainians Crowdfund High-Res Satellite Imageries from Finland's ICEYE

August 22, 2022 @ 12:17 PM

The money collected from Ukrainians to buy Bayraktar TB2 drones has been utilized to acquire high-technology satellite from Finnish company ICEYE. Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation on June 22 announced a fundraiser among Ukrainian citizens to purchase Bayraktar drones

DARPA Begins Work on Low-Earth Orbit Satellite ‘Translator’

August 11, 2022 @ 06:24 AM

DARPA has chosen 11 teams for Phase 1 of the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node program (Space-BACN) project that aims to create optical intersatellite communications terminal to connect satellite networks. Space-BACN aims to create a low-cost, reconfigurable optical communications terminal that adapts to most optical intersatellite link standards, translating between diverse satellite

Northrop’s New Utah Facility to Triple GEM Solid Rocket Booster Production

August 11, 2022 @ 06:12 AM

Northrop Grumman is expanding its solid rocket motor manufacturing facilities with the groundbreaking of new facilities to support nearly every phase of solid rocket motor manufacturing, including case manufacturing, propellant mixing and casting, and final assembly. The infrastructure investment and expansion of solid rocket motor manufacturing will more than triple the...

Russia Launches Iran's highest-resolution Remote Sensing Satellite into Orbit

August 9, 2022 @ 11:22 AM

An Iranian high resolution remote sensing satellite,' Khayyam' was launched into orbit by a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday morning.Irans Minister of Communication and Information Technology Eesa Zarepoor, who is in Kazakhstan, described the launch of the satellite as the “beginning of strategic cooperation between...

Northrop Taps Firefly Aerospace to Replace Antares Rocket’s Russian Engines

August 9, 2022 @ 06:33 AM

Northrop Grumman has asked rocket startup Firefly Aerospace to build a new version of its Antares rocket without Russian-made engines. “Through our collaboration, we will first develop a fully domestic version of our Antares rocket, the Antares 330, for Cygnus space station commercial resupply services, followed by an entirely new medium...

Russia Puts New Defense Satellite into Orbit

August 2, 2022 @ 04:23 AM

Russias Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket carrying a spacecraft for the defense ministry blasted off from Plesetsk launch facility on Monday

Satellites of the Future to be Powered by Water?

July 27, 2022 @ 06:22 AM

Thales Alenia Space has signed an agreement with Italian startup MIPRONS to develop a propulsion system for satellites, using water as a fuel. Based on MIPRONS technology, with the Italian patent being extended to 49 other countries, this miniaturized, high-thrust thruster will use a very green, cost-effective propellant – water! An electrolysis process breaks down the water into hydrogen and oxygen, which are fed into the combustion chamber

Iran to Launch 3rd Military Satellite into Orbit in 2022

July 26, 2022 @ 12:17 PM

A new military satellite will be put into orbit by Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) this year. Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGCs aerospace division, made the announcement on the sidelines of the 12th Malek Ashtar Festival in Tehran on Sunday

Leonardo to Create Robotic Arm to Help NASA, ESA to Retrieve Mars...

July 20, 2022 @ 06:39 AM

Leonardo will develop a Sample Transfer Arm for NASA and European Space Agencys (ESA) Mars Sample Return mission under an agreement signed at the Farnborough International Airshow. The mission to return samples of the Martian surface back to Earth for the first time will see a 2

U.S. Space Development Agency Awards $1.3 Billion for 28 Missile-Tracking Satellites

July 18, 2022 @ 05:34 PM

The US Space Development Agency (SDA) today announced the award of two prototype agreements worth over $1.3 billion to set up 28 satellites providing the initial missile warning/missile tracking capability of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA)

NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos Renew ISS Flights

July 16, 2022 @ 07:26 AM

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Russian state space agency Roscosmos have agreed to renew flights together to the International Space Station (ISS). On Friday, the space agencies signed an agreement to allow Russian cosmonauts to fly on U

Airbus to Provide 42 Satellite Platforms to Northrop for U.S. Space Development...

July 6, 2022 @ 05:39 AM

Airbus will provide 42 satellite platforms as well as assembly, integration, and test (AIT), launch, and space vehicle commissioning support services to Northrop Grumman to satisfy the U.S