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July 10, 2020
Northrop Grumman to Provide Extended Life Capability for Perseverance Mars Rover Mission
This summer, Northrop Grumman is playing an important role in a historic phase of Mars exploration. Northrop Grumman's LN-200S inertial measurement unit (IMU) will provide extended life inertial navigation for NASA...
July 7, 2020
India’s space sector opens up for private participation in a historic reform
By Ayushee Chaudhary
This is expected to let the country surge in space activities, make way for large-scale employment and become a global technology powerhouse.
July 7, 2020
Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries successfully launched the 'Ofek 16' reconnaissance satellite
The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), successfully launched the 'Ofek 16' reconnaissance satellite into space.
July 6, 2020
Israeli MOD and IAI Successfully Launch Ofek 16 Satellite
Isreal's Defence Minister, Benny Gantz said, "This is another extraordinary achievement for the defence establishment, for the defence industries as a whole, and for Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in particular."
June 30, 2020
Third GPS III satellite now climbing to orbit on its own power
After a successful launch, the third Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now headed to orbit under its own propulsion. The satellite has separated from its rocket and is using onboard power to climb to its operational orbit, approximately 12,550 miles above the Earth.
June 15, 2020
Leonardo increases its stake in Avio, further consolidates its positioning in the Space Sector
Leonardo announced the conclusion of the transactions aimed at purchasing 988,475 Avio's shares. Following the transactions, Leonardo increases its stake in Avio by 3.75 per cent, reaching 29.63 per cent of the share capital.
June 8, 2020
First-time commercial satellite navigation capabilities for air transport aircraft from Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace's GLU-2100 recently became the first Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) to use Dual Frequency/Multi-Constellation (DFMC) technology and build on its legacy of market-leading Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
June 5, 2020
Company adapts proven Cygnus technology for human habitation
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by NASA to execute the preliminary design and development of the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO).
June 3, 2020
SpaceX brings back human spaceflight to the United States
By Ayushee Chaudhary
This mission marked the first time a commercially developed space vehicle, owned and operated by a private entity rather than NASA, carried Americans into orbit.
April 17, 2020
Intelsat 901 satellite returns to service using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle
Intelsat today announced that Intelsat 901 has returned to service following the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman Corporation and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, on February 25 - the first time that two commercial spacecraft docked in geostationary orbit.
March 4, 2020
Northrop Grumman's Wholly Owned Subsidiary, SpaceLogistics, Selected by DARPA as Commercial Partner for Robotic Servicing Mission
Public-private partnership is pioneering robotic servicing of satellites
March 3, 2020
Raytheon and the National Science Foundation radio astronomy facilities to detect dusty asteroids in space
Raytheon Company, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory entered a cooperative research and development agreement to detect and characterize near-earth asteroids large enough to cause significant...
February 24, 2020
Northrop Grumman to provide Protected Tactical SATCOM rapid prototype for the Space Force
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the US Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center to develop a Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) rapid prototype payload for an on-orbit demonstration of assured tactical communications.
February 20, 2020
GA-ASI successfully tests air-to-space laser communication system
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) has successfully ground tested its Airborne Laser Communication System (ALCoS) by establishing a link with a satellite in Geo-synchronous Earth Orbit (GEO).
February 18, 2020
Lockheed Martin's most advanced mobile communications satellite launches
Lockheed Martin's third satellite based on the modernized LM 2100™ bus launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket and is traveling to its transfer orbit for a series of in-orbit tests before operations...
January 17, 2020
India's communication satellite GSAT-30 launched successfully
India's latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours today. The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-251 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 2:35 am IST carrying India's GSAT-30 and EUTELSAT KONNECT for Eutelsat, as scheduled.
January 16, 2020
Lockheed Martin launches lirst smart satellite enabling space mesh networking
Experimental nanosat payload developed in nine months tests new software-defined mission, on-board multi-core processing and orbital cloud communications
January 15, 2020
Lockheed Martin ships mobile communications satellite to launch site
Lockheed Martin shipped its third satellite based on the modernized LM 2100™ bus to French Guiana for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. JCSAT-17 will provide flexible mobile communications services to users in Japan and the surrounding region. Arianespace will launch JCSAT-17 from its spaceport in Kourou.
January 15, 2020
Bound for the Moon: Collins Aerospace signs $320 million contract with Lockheed Martin to provide critical subsystems for NASA's Orion spacecraft fleet
Supports Artemis missions three through eight, with the goal of sustained presence on and around the Moon
December 26, 2019
New WGS-11 satellite to offer greater coverage, efficiency than predecessors
Boeing has developed a new variant of its 702 satellite for the US Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) constellation, one that offers both greater bandwidth efficiency and signal power than previous satellites in the fleet.
December 22, 2019
Boeing Starliner completes first orbital flight test with successful landing
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner's first mission ended historically today when it became the first American orbital space capsule to land on American soil rather than in an ocean.
December 11, 2019
PSLV successfully launches RISAT-2BR1 and nine commercial satellites in its fiftieth flight
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48), successfully launched RISAT-2BR1 along with nine commercial satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on December 11, 2019.
November 27, 2018
PSLV-C47 successfully launches Cartosat-3 and 13 Commercial nanosatellites into Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty ninth flight (PSLV-C47), successfully launched Cartosat-3 along with 13 Nanosatellites of USA from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today.
November 21, 2019
Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight
Boeing's new CST-100 Starliner is now connected to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its first flight test to the International Space Station.
November 19, 2019
Pit Boss brings autonomous mission management to space
Raytheon is designing Pit Boss, an autonomous mission management system for DARPA's Blackjack satellite constellation, with prime Scientific Systems Company, Incorporated.
September 28, 2019
Vikram had a hard landing, states NASA
By Ayushee Chaudhary
The U.S. space agency revealed the first pictures of the landing site on the lunar surface where India's ambitious moon mission's lander was scheduled to soft-land.