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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 […]

Boeing Centralizes Defense, Space Development Efforts to Improve Performance


Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time […]

China, Russia strengthen satellite navigation cooperation

GLONASS Satellite

China and Russia strengthened cooperation in satellite navigation by holding the first meeting of the China-Russia Cooperation Program Committee on Satellite Navigation on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the two countries’ collaboration in this area so far, set up several working […]

ALASA Getting Closer to Delivering Big Things in Small Packages to Space

The Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) launch vehicle is designed to lower the cost of on-demand space access. The ALASA launch vehicle would be attached under an F-15 military aircraft operating on a regular runway. Once the aircraft is airborne, the ALASA launch vehicle would drop away, fire its engines and launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit. Boeing is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce the innovative launch vehicle and conduct flight testing. Credit: Boeing Artist’s Concept  (Chuck Schroeder)

Through its Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program, DARPA has been developing new concepts and architectures to get small satellites into orbit more economically on short notice. Bradford Tousley, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, provided an update on […]

US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities

US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities

Multiple countries, especially China and Russia, pose a grave threat to US space security systems with advanced technologies they have developed that can disrupt satellite communications and operations, the head of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, […]

DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform Enabling New Commercial Solutions

Geospatial Big Data

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery and geospatial solutions, today announced an agreement to provide another innovative commercial customer with access to its Geospatial Big Data (GBD) platform, paving the way for new analytic products […]

Iran launches first satellite since 2012

Iran launches first satellite since 2012

Iran launched an observation satellite Monday — its first since 2012 — with President Hassan Rouhani declaring it safely entered orbit and that he had personally ordered the mission. The Fajr (Dawn) satellite was successfully placed 450 kilometers (280 miles) […]

Russian firm seals $1 billion deal to supply US rocket engines

An assembled Antares rocket in the Horizontal Integration Facility

A Russian manufacturer on Friday announced a $1 billion deal to supply engines for the US Antares rockets making deliveries to the International Space Station. Russian producer Energia said in a statement that it had signed the bumper deal to […]

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