US to Launch Spy Satellite Today

March 1, 2017 @ 03:19 PM

The United Launch Alliance is readying to send one of its Atlas V rockets to space to launch a classified reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is designed and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the US intelligence program

Northrop Wins In-Orbit MIlitary Satellite Maintenance Contract

February 11, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

Northrop Grumman has won a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System. The company has received a Missile Defense Agency contract to carry out repairs and maintenance in orbit for the US Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)...

North Korean, Chinese Threats Prompt Japan To Launch Military Satellite

January 24, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Japan has launched its first military communication network satellite to deal with threats from China and North Korea. The Japanese Defense Ministry launched Kirameki-2 communications satellite using an H-2A rocket from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan,

USAF, Lockheed Martin To Launch Next Space Based Infrared System Satellite On...

January 18, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket

China Launches High-res Imaging Satellite Into Wrong Orbit

December 29, 2016 @ 02:09 PM

A pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution imaging satellites, SuperView-1 01 and SuperView-1 02 launched by China on Wednesday, are currently deemed to be problematic as the two main payloads did not reach their intended orbit

Russia To Upgrade Missile Attack Warning System By 2020

December 20, 2016 @ 01:32 PM

Russia is planning to commission about ten new satellites and build five radars to upgrade the missile attack warning system by 2020. "Within the framework of efforts to upgrade the missile attack warning system, five high factory readiness radars Voronezh are to be built and some ten satellites of the integrated space system of missile launch identification and combat control will be put in orbit," the Aerospace Forces first deputy commander, Pavel Kurachenko, told TASS Tuesday

Alpha Design Technologies Signs Pact To Support Indian Space Agency's Satellites

December 13, 2016 @ 08:48 AM

Alpha Design Technologies (ADTL), a manufacturer and technology service provider, has signed a contract with Indias space agency for assembly, integration and testing of IRNSS satellites. In the next two years, Alpha Design Technologies, with the help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be investing in creating, an ultra-modern satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing and qualification facilities, with a view to independently supply four to five regional navigation satellite systems to ISRO, the company announced today

Raytheon’s Work On Satellite Control Station Making Progress: Pentagon

December 5, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

Raytheon is making headway with its delayed work on new ground control stations for next-generation GPS satellites. During the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California, Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall confirmed that the company's work on ground control stations is progressing

Japan To Launch First Of Three Military Communication Satellites On January 24

November 30, 2016 @ 05:13 AM

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) plans to launch Kirameki-2 satellite, one of the three military satellites to replace civil analogues currently in use for communication between Japanese military units. The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch its first satellite into orbit on January 24, 2017, to improve military communications infrastructure amid North Korea nuclear and military threats, Sputnik cited local media quoting unnamed military source as saying Friday

Lockheed Martin MUOS-5 Satellite Deploys Solar Arrays, Antennas To Orbit

November 4, 2016 @ 08:20 PM

Lockheed Martin built fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached orbit, deploying its solar arrays and antennas. The satellite system, which is built for US navy, is beginning pre-operational, on-orbit testing, the company announced today

South Korea To Lease Reconnaissance Satellite From Israel

October 19, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

South Korea plans to lease a reconnaissance satellite most likely from Israel to self obtain information on North Koreas military activities. Israel uses its spy satellites mainly to monitor Middle East regions, it may be practical for South Korea to secure operating rights during periods when the satellite passes over the Korean peninsula

ULS Wins $860 Million For US Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles Contract

October 3, 2016 @ 02:23 PM

United Launch Services has been awarded an $860 million contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. Contractor will provide launch capability options, including launch capability, mission integration, base and range support, maintenance commodities, Delta depreciation, and Atlas depreciation, US department of defense said in a statement last Saturday