Orion Spacecraft Prepares to Put First Women on Moon after 1.4 Million...

December 12, 2022 @ 09:01 AM

NASAs Artemis III mission, which aims to put the first woman and person of color on the Moon, is progressing well. Artemis I mission came to a conclusion December 11 with the splashdown and recovery of the Orion spacecraft

Boeing Demos Autonomous Tech to Prevent Jamming Attempts on DoD SATCOM

November 16, 2022 @ 05:55 AM

Boeing has demonstrated a new, autonomous technology that can successfully prevent jamming attempts on U.S

DARPA’s Robotic In-Space Mechanic Ready for Launch in 2024

November 9, 2022 @ 05:55 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said all component-level tests are complete on Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program and the on-orbit demonstration mission is on schedule for launch in 2024. The RSGS goal is to enable inspection and servicing of satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), where hundreds...

Russian Military Launches Kosmos-2560 'Spy' Satellite

October 16, 2022 @ 06:53 AM

An Angara-1.2 rocket operated by the Russian Space Force launched the Kosmos-2560 'spy' satellite for the Russian Defense Ministry from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome late Saturday

Russia’s Proton-M Rocket Launches Telecoms Satellite for Angola

October 13, 2022 @ 04:19 AM

Russias Proton-M carrier rocket carrying Angolas AngoSat-2 telecommunications satellite blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan on October 12. Angosat-2 is a replacement for Angosat-1, which was the African countrys first satellite

Ukrainians Crowdfund High-Res Satellite Imageries from Finland's ICEYE

August 22, 2022 @ 12:17 PM

The money collected from Ukrainians to buy Bayraktar TB2 drones has been utilized to acquire high-technology satellite from Finnish company ICEYE. Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation on June 22 announced a fundraiser among Ukrainian citizens to purchase Bayraktar drones

DARPA Begins Work on Low-Earth Orbit Satellite ‘Translator’

August 11, 2022 @ 06:24 AM

DARPA has chosen 11 teams for Phase 1 of the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node program (Space-BACN) project that aims to create optical intersatellite communications terminal to connect satellite networks. Space-BACN aims to create a low-cost, reconfigurable optical communications terminal that adapts to most optical intersatellite link standards, translating between diverse satellite constellations

Northrop’s New Utah Facility to Triple GEM Solid Rocket Booster Production

August 11, 2022 @ 06:12 AM

Northrop Grumman is expanding its solid rocket motor manufacturing facilities with the groundbreaking of new facilities to support nearly every phase of solid rocket motor manufacturing, including case manufacturing, propellant mixing and casting, and final assembly. The infrastructure investment and expansion of solid rocket motor manufacturing will more than triple the companys capacity to deliver its 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) solid rocket booster and the extended length variation (GEM 63XL), which will be critical to support the new contract award received from United Launch Alliance (ULA) in June

Russia Launches Iran's highest-resolution Remote Sensing Satellite into Orbit

August 9, 2022 @ 11:22 AM

An Iranian high resolution remote sensing satellite,' Khayyam' was launched into orbit by a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday morning.Irans Minister of Communication and Information Technology Eesa Zarepoor, who is in Kazakhstan, described the launch of the satellite as the “beginning of strategic cooperation between Iran and Russia in the space industry

Northrop Taps Firefly Aerospace to Replace Antares Rocket’s Russian Engines

August 9, 2022 @ 06:33 AM

Northrop Grumman has asked rocket startup Firefly Aerospace to build a new version of its Antares rocket without Russian-made engines. “Through our collaboration, we will first develop a fully domestic version of our Antares rocket, the Antares 330, for Cygnus space station commercial resupply services, followed by an entirely new medium class launch vehicle,” said Scott Lehr, vice president and general manager, launch and missile defense systems, Northrop Grumman

Russia Puts New Defense Satellite into Orbit

August 2, 2022 @ 04:23 AM

Russias Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket carrying a spacecraft for the defense ministry blasted off from Plesetsk launch facility on Monday

Satellites of the Future to be Powered by Water?

July 27, 2022 @ 06:22 AM

Thales Alenia Space has signed an agreement with Italian startup MIPRONS to develop a propulsion system for satellites, using water as a fuel. Based on MIPRONS technology, with the Italian patent being extended to 49 other countries, this miniaturized, high-thrust thruster will use a very green, cost-effective propellant – water! An electrolysis process breaks down the water into hydrogen and oxygen, which are fed into the combustion chamber