Northrop Secures DARPA's Blackjack Contract to Develop Software-Defined PNT Payload

September 17, 2021 @ 04:29 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack program has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payload, with options to build units destined for space flight. The PNT payload work is led by Northrop Grummans Future PNT Systems Operating...

Raytheon to Acquire SEAKR Engineering

September 15, 2021 @ 04:42 AM

Raytheon Technologies signed a definitive agreement today to acquire privately-held SEAKR Engineering, Inc., a supplier of advanced space electronics

S.Korea to Spend $1.38B in Space Tech Development Over Next Decade

September 3, 2021 @ 05:49 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the country will invest around 1.6 trillion won ($1

Raytheon Completes Design Review of Sensor Payload of the Block 0 GEO...

August 24, 2021 @ 11:31 AM

Raytheon has completed a Critical Design Review of its competitive sensor payload design for the U.S

India's Earth Observation Satellite Launch Mission Fails

August 12, 2021 @ 08:56 AM

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) reported the failure of its launch of an Earth Observation Satellite after a successful lift off. The Satellite was aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in eastern India on Thursday

Lockheed Martin’s LINUSS SmallSats Ready for 2021 Launch

August 11, 2021 @ 04:32 AM

Lockheed Martin is all set to launch its In-space Upgrade Satellite System (LINUSS), now that these small satellites completed environmental testing. LINUSS is a pair of LM 50 12U CubeSats -- each about the size of a four-slice toaster -- designed to demonstrate how small satellites can serve an essential role in sustaining critical space architectures in any orbit

Bundeswehr to Repurpose Polaris’ Aurora Space Plane for Reconnaissance Missions

July 27, 2021 @ 08:20 AM

Polaris was awarded a contract worth $294,422 from the Bundeswehr to investigate the application of the Aurora spaceplane for reconnaissance missions. The project RDRS (Rapid Deployable Reconnaissance System) is scheduled for a duration of 4 months and covers technical and operational characteristics of vehicle and mission, as well as regulatory and certification aspects

Newly-Launched U. S. Nanosatellites Could Play Pivotal Role in Tracking Hypersonic, Ballistic...

July 13, 2021 @ 04:47 AM

The Pentagon says the two nanosatellites or “CubeSats” that was launched by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on June 30 into low-earth orbit (LEO) could play a large role in tracking and destroying the enemys hypersonic and ballistic missiles. The announcement comes as Russia inches closer to induct its powerful S-500 system, that it claims can destroy ICBMs, hypersonic missiles and LEO satellites

BAE Systems to deliver M-Code Military GPS User Equipment to Germany

July 1, 2021 @ 12:14 PM

BAE Systems said it received the first contract from the Space and Missile Systems Centers Space Production Corps to deliver M-Code Military Global Positioning System User Equipment to Germany. Under a Foreign Military Sales contract, BAE Systems will deliver advanced M-Code GPS technology to Germany, enabling precise, resilient, and secure geolocation and positioning capabilities that improve the effectiveness of allied operations