Germany Hosts Combined Space Operations Initiative Conference, Emphasizes Multinational Cooperation

December 14, 2023 @ 05:47 AM

Germany recently played host to the Principals' Board conference of the Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Initiative, marking the first time the conference was held on German soil. The international gathering, held at the Julius Leber barracks in Berlin from December 5th to 7th, brought together high-ranking representatives from the defense ministries...

Raytheon NORSS to Provide Space Surveillance and Tracking Services for UK Space...

December 14, 2023 @ 04:53 AM

Raytheon NORSS, a space domain awareness specialist under RTX, has secured a contract to deliver Space Surveillance and Tracking Services Data (SST) for Resident Space Objects (RSO) in low-Earth orbit (LEO) to the UK Space Agency. Under the terms of the contract, Raytheon NORSS will leverage its ground-based Low-Earth Orbit Camera...

South Korea Launches its First Spy Satellite

December 4, 2023 @ 07:32 AM

South Koreas Ministry of National Defense and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) disclosed that the countrys first military reconnaissance satellite was launched on Saturday, December 2, at approximately 3:19 a.m

Hanwha Systems to Develop Low-orbit Satellite Based Korean Military Communications

December 1, 2023 @ 12:22 PM

Hanwha Systems was awarded a KRW 39.8 billion ($30

Airbus, ESA, Voyager Space Plan Starlab, an Alternative to International Space Station

November 10, 2023 @ 10:59 AM

The European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus Defence and Space, and Voyager Space have officially joined forces with the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the ESA Space Summit in Seville. The agreement solidifies their commitment to collaborating on the development and utilization of the Starlab space station, marking a significant stride in European space exploration in the post-International Space Station (ISS) era

Northrop to Build 38 Data Transport Satellites in Space Development Agency's Next...

October 31, 2023 @ 11:58 AM

The Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded Northrop Grumman a $732 million contract to design and build 38 data transport satellites for the Tranche 2 Transport Layer – Alpha (T2TL-Alpha) project, part of the SDA's Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) in low-Earth orbit. This award follows a previous one in August 2023 for 36 satellites for Tranche 2 Transport Layer – Beta (T2TL-Beta), with both Alpha and Beta satellites designed to interoperate in orbit

Two Indian Start-ups Partner U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Space Technologies...

October 26, 2023 @ 05:24 AM

In a historic first, two Indian startups, 114AI, an artificial intelligence firm that develops dual-use software for domain awareness, and 3rd ITECH, India's sole image sensor company, will partner with the Air Force Research Lab's Space Vehicles Directorate. This is the first time that AFRL will work with non-U

Iran Launches Noor-3 Military Satellite into Orbit

October 5, 2023 @ 06:26 AM

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran (IRGC) has declared a successful launch of the Noor-3 military satellite into outer space, marking the third successful orbit achieved. Iranian Communications Minister Isa Zarepour was quoted as saying by state media that Iran's aerospace division had placed Noor-3 in orbit at an altitude of approximately 450 kilometers above the Earth's surface

Azerbaijan’s Space Agency Buys Israeli Satellites

October 4, 2023 @ 07:33 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Azerbaijan's space agency, Azercosmos, have announced an agreement for the sale of two of IAI's multispectral electro-optical satellites. The satellites offer a native resolution better than 0

Engine Malfunction Caused Crash of Russia's Luna Spacecraft on Moon's Surface

October 3, 2023 @ 11:48 AM

The Russian Luna-25 spacecraft's crash on the Moon's surface in August has been attributed to an engine malfunction due to the abnormal functioning of the on-board control complex. The spacecraft, which marked Russia's first lunar mission in modern history, experienced a critical failure during its descent and ultimately collided with the lunar surface on August 19, 2023

Japanese Tech Firm to Develop Satellite for On-orbit Refueling, Space Debris Removal

September 25, 2023 @ 07:37 AM

Astroscale Holdings Inc., a Japanese startup headquartered in Tokyo since its inception in 2013, announced on Friday that it secured a $25