NASA To Shoot Didmyos Asteroid To Defend Earth From Destroying Impact

July 4, 2017 @ 10:43 AM

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is readying its first mission to deflect an asteroid, a move that is likely to help the space agency to understand how Earth can be defended from a planet-destroying impact. The spacecraft for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is now moving to the design...

Boeing, DARPA To Jointly Develop New Experimental Supersonic Spaceplane

May 25, 2017 @ 01:07 PM

Boeing and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will be given $146 million (£112 million) to build the spaceplane to a tight specification so it can carry small satellites into orbit...

Woman Charged For Smuggling US Space Tech, Military Communications Equipment To China

May 24, 2017 @ 02:47 PM

A Chinese woman residing in California is facing federal law charges for smuggling sensitive space communications technology, including the components in military communications jammers, from the United States to China. The US Justice Department said Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, faces 14 charges that accuse her of purchasing and...

Harris Corp To Increase Sustainment Services For US Space Systems Superiority

May 3, 2017 @ 03:17 PM

Harris Corporation has won $35 million US department of defense contract to increase sustainment services for space superiority systems. "Harris Corporation's Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded a $35,473,193 to a previously awarded contract for Space Control Depot support," the US department of defense announced Tuesday

ATK Wins Technical Support Contract For Trident I Missile

March 30, 2017 @ 09:22 AM

ATK Launch Systems has received a $48.2 million Missile Defense Agency contract to provide technical support for rocket motors including for the Trident I (C4) and the Orion spacecraft

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

Philippines Plans Space Agency For National Security, Hazard Management

January 3, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Philippines will be establishing space agency for application of global navigation satellite systems to address the need of national security and disaster management. The senator Sen

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

US, Australian Air Forces To Operate Space Surveillance Telescope

October 22, 2016 @ 11:20 AM

The US Air Force space command plans to operate Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) in Australia jointly with the Australian government. US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handed over the SST to USAF Space Command at a ceremony in New Mexico

Russia To Devise New Carrier Rocket For Sea Launch In Five Years

October 1, 2016 @ 08:45 AM

Russian Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) is planning to devise a new carrier rocket for Sea Launch floating space pad project in the next five years. "This symbiosis, I am sure, will allow us to to create a new launch vehicle in absolutely short deadlines

Lockheed Martin Opens Test Site To Monitor Objects In Space

March 29, 2016 @ 05:11 PM

Lockheed Martin officially opened up a test site to monitor objects in space by a radar array for the US Air Force Space Fence at New Jersey. There is also a test site under construction in Kwajalein Island and will be used for early validation of hardware, firmware and software that will enable the Space Fence to detect, track, and catalog orbital objects more than 1