Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Space Force

Lockheed Martin’s new tactical satellites provide global, persistent support for warfighters

U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp. is addressing the accelerating demand for space-enabled warfighting capabilities with a new line of rapid, integrated and affordable tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. These satellites, based on Lockheed Martin’s...

BAE Systems to develop advanced military GPS receivers and chips

BAE Systems received a $247 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. The technology will provide positioning, navigation, and timing...

NG prepares GEM 63XL rocket boosters to support U.S. Space Force security missions

Northrop Grumman has announced that it is preparing GEM 63XL rocket boosters to support United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur rocket on the United States Space Force national security missions. According to a recent corporation news release, Northrop Grumman...

NG gets $155M contract for space sensor to detect hypersonic, missile threats

U.S. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has won a prototype award with a total value of $155 million for a satellite sensor to detect and track hypersonic and advanced missile threats in space. The contract award from U.S. Missile Defense...

Russia reportedly conducts test of anti-satellite missile

The United States Space Command has reported that Russia has conducted a test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile. On Wednesday, the service press release said that Russia has begun live-fire testing of its new direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. “Russia...

U.S. Air Force says first space test fundamentals course begins in January

According to a press release issued last week by U.S. Air Force Test Cente, the Test Pilot School convenes the first-ever Space Test Fundamentals course Jan. 4, 2021. The selection board results were announced Dec. 10, the...

European Space Agency awards contract for new reusable spaceplane

Aerospace and logistics company Thales and the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced on Friday an agreement worth about $202.3 million (167 million euros) for the development of the automated reusable spaceplane. According to a company news release,...

U.S. Space announces AEHF-6 satellite control authority transferred to Space Operations Command

Last week, the U.S. Air Force has announced that Satellite Control Authority of the Lockheed Martin-built AEHF-6 Protected Communications satellite had been transferred from the Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to Space Operations Command.  According to...

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