Pentagon Acquires Control of Starlink Satellites Operating Over Ukraine

September 14, 2023 @ 11:46 AM

The Pentagon has received control of a portion of Starlink satellite communication terminals used by the Defense Forces, with Elon Musk facilitating the transfer. This revelation comes from Musk's biographer, Walter Isaacson, as reported in

Northrop Grumman’s GEM Solid Rocket Motors Help Launch 'National Security Payload’

September 11, 2023 @ 05:44 AM

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V today successfully launched a 'national security payload' with the assistance of five Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) solid rocket boosters, manufactured by Northrop Grumman. They are designated as

Roscosmos Plans to Launch 130 Satellites for the 'Sphere' Internet Service

September 8, 2023 @ 07:21 AM

Information Satellite Systems Company 'Reshetnev,' a division of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, has secured a state contract to manufacture more than 130 Marathon satellites, an essential component of the Sphere federal project. These satellites will be part of the Marathon IoT global low-orbit multi-satellite data transmission system, according to Roscosmos...

Japanese Rocket Launches Moon Lander, X-ray Imaging Satellite

September 7, 2023 @ 09:05 AM

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) and the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) on H-IIA F47 from Tanegashima Space Center on September 7, 2023. The launch proceeded as planned, with XRISM separating from the launch vehicle approximately 14 minutes and 9 seconds after...

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 advanced missile detection and tracking

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 to an off-design orbit and ceased to exist as a result of a collision with the lunar surface," a report by the countrys space agency, Roscosmos said

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