European Defence Agency’s MARSUR III Project to Enable Classified Data Exchange

March 15, 2024 @ 07:24 AM

The maritime surveillance information exchange system (MARSUR) crafted by European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) has entered its third phase while entails the exchange of classified information. In the third stage of development, known as MARSUR III, the project is upgrading its technology and capabilities

Roscosmos Angara Carrier Rocket May Have Reusable Stages

July 1, 2020 @ 06:25 AM

Russias Roscosmos has signed a new state contract envisaging upgrade of the Angara carrier rocket and studying development of reusable rocket stages. ­­­"On June 30, amendments were made to the Amur state contract

Virgin Orbit Aborts Mission After Rocket Launch Failure

May 26, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

California-based Virgin Orbit (VO) aborted an air-launched rocket demonstration on Monday after releasing the rocket from a modified Boeing 747. “After being released from the carrier aircraft, the LauncherOne rocket successfully lighted its booster engine- the first time the company had attempted an in-air ignition

Northrop to Produce Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload for US Space Force

February 25, 2020 @ 09:16 AM

The United States Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center has asked Northrop Grumman to develop a Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) rapid prototype payload for on-orbit demonstration of assured tactical communications. “Partnering with the Space Force, our team will demonstrate rapid prototyping by developing and delivering a PTS payload to enhance...

Boeing Delivers World’s Most Powerful Rocket’s Core Stage to NASA

January 9, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

Boeing on Tuesday delivered the core stage of NASAs first Space Launch System (SLS) deep space exploration rocket, moving it out of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the agencys Pegasus barge. NASA will transport the SLS core stage to its Stennis Space Center in Bay St

Russia Set to Export Three RD-180 Rocket Engines to United States

June 22, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Russian rocket engine manufacturer NPO Energomash has prepared for export three RD-180 rocket engines to the United States “In June, representatives of Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance and RD Amross signed the forms for three engines. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the aforementioned companies carried out an external inspection of the engines and completed the required documentation,” NPO Energomash said in a release

Engility Corp Wins $655M For USAF Space and Missile Systems Center Support

February 1, 2019 @ 07:19 AM

The US Air Force has awarded a $655 million worth contract to Engility Corp. for services supporting the Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Ground Systems and Space Operations Division at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Russian, Chinese Firms to Develop New-generation Liquid Rocket Propellants

November 9, 2018 @ 03:05 PM

Russian rocket engine manufacturer Energomash and the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation have signed an agreement to jointly develop and manufacture new-generation liquid rocket propellants. The document was signed at the Airshow China 2018 aerospace exhibition, Energomash said in a press release

Roscosmos Announces Cause of the Soyuz-FG Rocket Aborted Launch

October 12, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

A preliminary investigation into the Soyuz-FG booster rockets aborted launch earlier this week has revealed that it was caused by collision of elements during the separation of the carrier rockets first and second stages, Roscosmos Executive Director for Manned Flights Sergei Krikalyov said on Friday. "The primary cause is related to the collision of a side element making part of the first stage

US DoD awards $2.2 Billion Contracts for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

October 11, 2018 @ 06:28 AM

The United States Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded three contracts together worth over $2.2 Billion for the development of a launch system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program

Lockheed to Build Three Infrared Geosynchronous Spacecraft for $2.9 Billion

August 15, 2018 @ 07:03 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Vehicles

Russian Space Agency To Spend $24 Billion for Super Heavy Carrier Rocket

August 7, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Russias State Space Corporation Roscosmos has launched a federal program for creating a super-heavy carrier rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, Roscosmos Chief said on Monday. The creation of the super-heavy carrier rocket and the construction of the corresponding infrastructure will cost $24 billion,