Russian Military Satellite Reaches Desired Orbit: Defense Ministry

November 25, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the military satellite that was launched on Thursday from the Plesetsk spaceport by a Soyuz-2.1b rocket has reached the desired orbit

L3Harris Joins Northrop’s Team for Australian Defence Force’s Satellite Communication System Project...

November 24, 2021 @ 05:03 AM

Northrop Grumman announced today that L3Harris Technologies has joined the team of satellite communications providers working to deliver the Commonwealth the sovereign capability solution for JP9102, the Australian Defence Forces Satellite Communication System project. As part of the team, L3Harris will provide in-country, ground station capability including the Australian Wide Multi-Band...

First Airbus Inmarsat Satellite for Japan Ready for Launch on Mitsubishi’s H-IIA...

November 23, 2021 @ 09:35 AM

The first Airbus-built Inmarsat-6, I-6 F1, satellite has been shipped to Tanegashima in Japan, ready to be launched on an H-IIA launch vehicle built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in December. Inmarsat-6 F1 is based on Airbus ultra-reliable Eurostar E3000 spacecraft and will be the 54th Eurostar E3000 launched

NGC Partners with Inmarsat for Australian Defence Satellite Communication System Project

November 22, 2021 @ 05:14 AM

Northrop Grumman is partnering with Inmarsat to develop satellite communications capability to support the future joint force and protect Australias strategic interests in response to the JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication System project. Under JP9102, the two companies will collaborate to deliver an Integrated Control Segment that provides the Commonwealth with...

Northrop Announces Team for NASA’s Next-Generation Lunar Terrain Vehicle

November 17, 2021 @ 03:42 AM

Northrop Grumman said today it is teaming up with AVL, Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Michelin to design a Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) to transport NASAs Artemis astronauts around the lunar surface. “Together with our teammates, we will provide NASA with an agile and affordable vehicle design to greatly enhance human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface to further enable a sustainable human presence on the Moon and, ultimately, Mars,” said Steve Krein, vice president, civil and commercial space, tactical space systems division, Northrop Grumman

Airbus, Thales Launch Signal Intelligence Satellites for France

November 16, 2021 @ 02:56 PM

Airbus and Thales launched the CERES space system (Capacité de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale or Space-based Signal Intelligence Capability) satellites built for the French Armament General Directorate (DGA). The CERES satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana, on-board a Vega launcher

Shot Down 'Inoperative' Satellite, No Threat of Debris - Russian MoD

November 16, 2021 @ 01:23 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the destruction of one of its “inoperative” satellites, Celina-D, does not pose a threat to orbital stations and space activities. Celina-D had been in the orbit since 1982

Airbus-Northrop Team to Bid for NATO's Future Surveillance and Control Programme

November 8, 2021 @ 02:57 PM

Northrop Grumman and Airbus Defence and Space, together with seven industrial players, have established ASPAARO, the Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations. ASPAARO will bid to undertake the Risk Reduction and Feasibility Studies (RRFS) for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency as part of the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme

China Tests 500-Ton Solid Rocket Engine

October 19, 2021 @ 02:37 PM

China tested a domestically developed solid rocket engine, with a thrust of more than 500 tons on Tuesday. The test was conducted in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, setting a world record in the field

NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission Completed

October 12, 2021 @ 05:15 PM

NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSCA) mission, that aims to test the feasibility of using an onboard atomic clock to improve spacecraft navigation in deep space, has been completed. The instrument is hosted on General Atomics-built Orbital Test Bed (OTB) spacecraft that was launched aboard the Department of Defense Space Test Program 2 mission June 25, 2019

Northrop Secures DARPA's Blackjack Contract to Develop Software-Defined PNT Payload

September 17, 2021 @ 04:29 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack program has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payload, with options to build units destined for space flight. The PNT payload work is led by Northrop Grummans Future PNT Systems Operating Unit in Woodland Hills