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...

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

Lockheed’s First LM 400 Satellite Clears Electromagnetic Compatibility Tests

April 20, 2023 @ 05:02 AM

The first Lockheed Martin LM 400 mid-sized satellite which can be adapted for military, civil or commercial uses, has completed Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility testing. This trial is crucial to ensure that signals from the satellite bus components will not interfere with critical payloads during operations, the company said in a release...

Lockheed's CubeSats Demos Capabilities for In-orbit Satellite Servicing

April 19, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

Lockheed Martin has announced that that its In-space Upgrade Satellite System (LM LINUSS™) has accomplished a successful on-orbit demonstration of capabilities of proximity maneuvers and on-orbit servicing techniques which are useful for sustaining critical space architectures. LM LINUSS, a technology demonstration funded internally by Lockheed Martin, is made up of two LM 50™ 12U CubeSats

Boeing Develops Anti-Jam Payload for Space Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite

April 14, 2023 @ 05:37 AM

Boeing today unveiled Protected Wideband Satellite (PWS), its design for an anti-jam payload built for U.S

Russia Working on Anti-satellite Laser Using Il-76 and MiG-31D Aircraft

April 12, 2023 @ 04:58 AM

Russia is developing anti-satellite laser complex based on the Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter. This was stated in an article on armed struggle in space, published in the April edition of Russian defense ministrys "Military Thought” magazine

Israel’s Military Receives First Images from Ofek 13 Satellite

April 11, 2023 @ 03:27 AM

The Israel Ministry of Defense, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) received the first images collected by the “Ofek 13” satellite. About two weeks after the satellites launch into space, the Directorate of Defense Research and Developments (DDR&D) Space Administration engineering teams, IAI, and the IDFs 9900 unit activated the "Ofek 13" satellite's synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) for the first time on April 9

Roscosmos Discussing RD-191 Rocket Engine Sale to India

April 10, 2023 @ 11:27 AM

Russian space agency, Roskosmos is discussing with India the delivery of RD-191 rocket engines, and hopes to sign a contract in the near future. "Now we are discussing the details, characteristics and scope of deliveries (with India)

China’s CAS Space Carries out Successful Rocket Vertical Landing at Sea

April 6, 2023 @ 04:27 AM

CAS Space, a Chinese commercial spaceflight firm, recently carried out a successful rocket vertical landing test at sea. The firm, partly owned by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), revealed that it successfully carried out the launching-from-land and landing-at-sea flight trial in Haiyang, East China's Shandong Province, which verified the rocket stage recovery at sea, communication and spacecraft tracking and measuring technology under the impact of sea clutters

Lockheed Martin to Deliver New Australian Defence Satellite Communication System

April 3, 2023 @ 09:35 AM

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to deliver Australia's new Defence satellite communication system, through Phase 1 of the Joint Project 9102. “Once delivered, the new system will increase the resilience, agility and flexibility of Defences military satellite capability