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Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

United States satellites could be vulnerable to attacks, according to the deputy secretary of the Defense Department, who urged the government and private sector to work together to protect the key space assets. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, speaking […]


DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense […]


Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Lifting off from Baikonur at 01:05 am Moscow Time on Thursday, March 19, the Proton-M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) successfully orbited the Airbus DS–built Express AM-7 telecommunications satellite for Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), under the Russian Federal Program, “Development […]


Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 the forthcoming move of its Skynet 5A satellite. The move of Skynet 5A will enable delivery of protected and secure satcom services in the new coverage footprint from mid-2015. Airbus Defence and […]


Remote Sensing Satellite Market Reaching New Heights

Remote Sensing Satellite

With demand for Earth imagery increasing, manufacturers are expected to produce more than 200 remote sensing satellites over the next 10 years, according to Forecast International. The company’s new study “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites” reports […]


Understanding The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Space Systems

Understanding The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Space Systems

The electromagnetic environment in most space systems is typically very complex. Recent advances in communications technologies and electronic devices has created numerous emitters of radio frequency energy that were not present before the turn of the century. Launch vehicle and […]


NASA uses CubeSat bus to to test re-enter drag device

NASA uses CubeSat bus to to test re-enter drag device

NASA mission controllers confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station at 5:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 3, has successfully entered its orbit, setting the stage to test technology that could enable rapid return of payloads […]


Boeing Sends First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites In Orbit

Boeing Sends First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites In Orbit

Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to provide enhanced communication services […]


Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit

Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit

A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket put a military satellite into its designated orbit Friday, a defense ministry spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, told RIA Novosti. The satellite separated from the rocket some ten minutes after the liftoff from the Plesetsk space center […]


 
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