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...

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

Poland Buys Airbus S950 VHR Optical Satellite System

January 5, 2023 @ 07:41 AM

Airbus Defence and Space bagged the first export order for S950 VHR geospatial intelligence system with Poland. The deal includes development, manufacture, launch and delivery in orbit of two of the said high-performance optical Earth observation satellites

Poland Acquires Two Spy Satellites from Airbus

December 29, 2022 @ 02:05 PM

Poland has reportedly purchased two Pléiades Neo observation and reconnaissance satellites from Airbus Defense & Space. Polish defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak and his French counterpart Sébastien Lecornu signed the €575 million contract on December 27

U.S. Military Opens Space Force Unit in S.Korea

December 14, 2022 @ 10:28 AM

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Orion Spacecraft Prepares to Put First Women on Moon after 1.4 Million...

December 12, 2022 @ 09:01 AM

NASAs Artemis III mission, which aims to put the first woman and person of color on the Moon, is progressing well. Artemis I mission came to a conclusion December 11 with the splashdown and recovery of the Orion spacecraft

Boeing Demos Autonomous Tech to Prevent Jamming Attempts on DoD SATCOM

November 16, 2022 @ 05:55 AM

Boeing has demonstrated a new, autonomous technology that can successfully prevent jamming attempts on U.S

DARPA’s Robotic In-Space Mechanic Ready for Launch in 2024

November 9, 2022 @ 05:55 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said all component-level tests are complete on Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program and the on-orbit demonstration mission is on schedule for launch in 2024. The RSGS goal is to enable inspection and servicing of satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), where hundreds of satellites provide communications, meteorological, national security, and other vital functions

Russian Military Launches Kosmos-2560 'Spy' Satellite

October 16, 2022 @ 06:53 AM

An Angara-1.2 rocket operated by the Russian Space Force launched the Kosmos-2560 'spy' satellite for the Russian Defense Ministry from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome late Saturday