Putin Orders Roscosmos to Set up Starlink-like Low-earth Satellite Network

August 26, 2023 @ 03:20 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed space agency Roscosmos and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) to present proposals for creating extremely low-earth orbiting satellites by December 1 this year. The satellite constellation is intended to rival Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's Starlink that is being used by Ukrainian forces for encrypted broadband...

U.S. SDA Asks Lockheed, Northrop to Build 36 T2TL Satellites Each for...

August 22, 2023 @ 06:41 AM

The Space Development Agency (SDA) awarded Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman contracts to each build and operate 36 Tranche 2 Transport Layer (T2TL) Beta satellites for missile detection. T2TL is part of an overarching plan to strengthen deterrence with more resilient space architectures for beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) targeting, data transport, and...

DARPA to Study How to Make Money from the Moon

August 21, 2023 @ 12:40 PM

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Communication Lost with Russia’s Luna-25 Spacecraft After Crash-landing on Moon

August 20, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Russias Luna-25 unmanned spacecraft which marked the countrys return to the moon after two decades, lost communications after crash- landing on the lunar surface on Saturday. "According to the results of a preliminary analysis, due to the deviation of the actual impulse parameters from the calculated ones, the Luna-25 spacecraft switched...

BAE Systems to Acquire Ball Aerospace for $5.55B

August 17, 2023 @ 02:01 PM

BAE Systems planned acquisition of Ball Aerospace for $5.55 billion is expected to boost its position across a range of activities, notably the

Russia offers BRICS Nations Special module at Orbital Station

July 25, 2023 @ 06:46 AM

Russia is proposing creating a specialized module at the Russian Orbital Station (ROS) to BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) which would allow members to conduct their scientific research. “I would like to invite BRICS partners to consider the opportunity to take part in this project and, by joining forces, create a full-fledged module that, being part of the ROS, would allow the BRICS countries to use the possibilities of low Earth orbit to implement their national space programs,” said Yury Borisov, general director of Roscosmos said at a meeting of the joint committee on cooperation in the field...

Northrop Completes Preliminary Design Review of Next-Gen Relay Ground Stations in Pacific...

June 2, 2023 @ 05:46 AM

Northrop Grumman recently completed a successful preliminary design review (PDR) of Relay Ground Station-Asia (RGS-A) for the U.S

U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space-Enabled Defense Systems

May 31, 2023 @ 06:36 AM

Lockheed Martin signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S

DARPA Asks BAE Systems to Develop Autonomous Space-Based Surveillance Tech

May 26, 2023 @ 05:58 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems FAST Labs research and development organization $7 million for the Oversight autonomous space-based target custody program. Traditional space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection can be siloed, labor intensive, and unable to dynamically re-evaluate quickly enough to take advantage of new space systems

Northrop Grumman Completes Preliminary Design Review for U.S. Space Force’s Early-Warning Missile...

May 25, 2023 @ 07:25 AM

Northrop Grumman recently completed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the U.S

China's Re-entry Spacecraft Returns to Earth

May 8, 2023 @ 08:51 AM

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced today that its re-entry spacecraft has returned back to earth. An official statement issued by the space agency on WeChat social network said the spacecraft, launched from the Jiuquan Launch Center, spent 276 days in orbit