Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Space Force

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...

Aevum to launch satellite from unmanned aircraft system

Small satellite launch startup Aevum has unveiled the Ravn X unmanned aircraft system that designed to launch small payloads to orbit. In a press release presented by the Aevum, CEO Jay Skylus said that the newest Ravn X...

U.S. Space Force says fourth GPS III space vehicle receives operational acceptance

The U.S. Space Force has announced that the fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS III space vehicle (GPS III SV04) has received Operational Acceptance in record time – the satellite was launched on Nov. 5. The details were given in...

Lockheed Martin completes production of new SBIRS GEO-5 missile warning satellite

The top-grossing defense firm in the world Lockheed Martin has announced that the new SBIRS GEO-5 missile warning satellite being completed. As noted by the company, the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) –...

Russia plans to complete S-500 missile system development in 2021

Russia plans to complete the development of its latest S-500 mobile air defense and anti-ballistic missile system in 2021, the Krasnaya Zvezda news agency reported. "It should be noted that the work on developing the S-500 mobile air...

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Excalibur Army unveils new 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer

Czech defense contractor EXCALIBUR ARMY officially unveiled its new 155mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer called the DITA. "What you see in the picture is a...

Ukraine’s Motor Sich awarded $800 million contract to support Chinese JL-10 trainer fleet

Ukrainian manufacturer of jet engines Motor Sich has agreed to a record $800 million contract with People's Liberation Army for turbofan AI-322 engine production, according...