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Space and Satellite
DigitalGlobe and deCarta agreement for high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 07 November, 2008
DigitalGlobe has signed an agreement with deCarta, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry under which DigitalGlobe will provide deCarta’s geospatial platform customers access to its premium, high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
 
Lockheed Martin Military Weather Satellite Achieves Five Years On Orbit
Defence Satellites : 06 November, 2008
Constellation Projected to Provide Critical Weather Data for Years to Come
 
DigitalGlobe - NGA Purchases Full CitySphere 2.0
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 November, 2008
New Version of DigitalGlobe’s World City Image Product Dramatically Extends the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Ability to Meet Security, Intelligence and Planning Needs
 
$30 Million Contract For USAF Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness Program
Defence Satellites : 30 October, 2008
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $30 million contract for the development phase of the Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness (SASSA) technology demonstration program.
 
Lockheed Martin Missile Warning Satellite Completes Rigorous Environmental Testing
Defence Satellites : 28 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed acoustic testing of the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program.
 
New Team Members for DigitalGlobe
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 28 October, 2008
Karen Diener and John Allan have joined the defense team at DigitalGlobe.
 
Northrop Grumman - USAF Contract for Defense Support Program
Defence Satellites : 26 October, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to provide technical support for the operational Defense Support Program (DSP) spacecraft, primary infrared sensor and mission analysis.
 
Key Flight Software Delivered For Missile Warning Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin
Defence Satellites : 23 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest block of flight software for the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program.
 
Pole to Pole Coverage for Phone
Communication Satellites : 22 October, 2008
Iridium's 9555 handset has Sarantel powerhelix antenna built in enabling outstanding global coverage.
 
New Director of Communications for Space Technology Sector
Propulsion : 21 October, 2008
Lon.Rains has been named as the new director for Northrop Grumman's Space Technology Sector.
 
Iridium Launches New, Powerful Satellite Phone
Communication Satellites : 20 October, 2008
"9555’ Features Enhanced Usability Provides a Reliable, Critical, Global Lifeline
 
Northrop Grumman Completes Transition to Latest Resonating Gyro Product with Delivery of 100th System
Subsystems and Components : 17 October, 2008
The delivery of the 100th hemispherical resonating gyro (HRG)-based product marks a milestone in the evolution of Northrop Grumman exclusive HRG technology. HRG technology, first employed in the legacy space inertial reference unit (SIRU), has been incorporated into the latest scalable space inertial reference unit which now replaces the SIRU.
 
Lockheed Martin Delivers Key Hardware for U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System
Defence Satellites : 14 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin announced today the successful delivery of the core structure with an integrated propulsion subsystem for the first satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. It is the largest A2100 spacecraft core structure ever built by the company.
 
Iridium and GHL Acquisition Corp to combine
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 08 October, 2008
GHL Acquisition Corp. and Iridium Holdings LLC, a leading provider of voice and data mobile satellite services ("MSS’), today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which they plan to combine.
 
Lockheed Martin - Remote sensing satellite achieves nine years in service
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 07 October, 2008
The IKONOS commercial remote sensing satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin has achieved its ninth year of on-orbit service and continues to provide high-resolution imagery of the Earth to commercial and government customers around the world. IKONOS is owned and operated by GeoEye of Dulles, Va.
 
XCOR flights help Mojave log over half of this century?s manned rocket vehicle flights
Launch Facilities : 07 October, 2008
Series of flights this week by XCOR Aerospace Puts Spaceport over the Top
 
Orbit?s OrSat Antenna Successfully Completes Extensive Global-Ku Coverage Tests
Communication Satellites : 29 September, 2008
Orbit Technology Group, a well established leader in the field of advanced mobile satellite communication and tracking antenna systems for marine, air, rail, and other ground applications, announces another milestone for its Marine Mobile Satellite Communication System – the OrSat.
 
New Legislation Key to Advancing U.S. Leadership in Commercial Space Sector
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 21 September, 2008
DigitalGlobe®, a leading provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today applauded this week’s introduction of legislation designed to boost the U.S. Government’s commercial space advocacy activities. H.R.6935 and S.3504 were submitted simultaneously by Colorado Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), respectively. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) also co-sponsored the legislation.
 
Lockheed Martin - New space communication system
Communication Satellites : 16 September, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced the successful delivery of a space communications system that will bring more accurate and timely decision-making information to U.S. Air Force Space Commanders.
 
Iridium Meets Busy Hurricane Season Demand
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 11 September, 2008
Iridium Satellite LLC reports that its mobile satellite communications service has been providing peak levels of reliable, critical lifelines to first responders in the Gulf Coast Region since news of hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike started to appear.
 
XCOR - Nelson as Chief Operating Officer
Launchers and Boosters : 10 September, 2008
Company focused on safe, reliable and reusable rocket technology
 
Ball Aerospace Begins Integration of WorldView-2 Imaging Instrument
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 04 September, 2008
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and DigitalGlobe hjave announced that Ball has begun the integration of the completed imaging instrument for the next-generation WorldView-2 commercial imaging satellite being built for DigitalGlobe.
 
U.S. Air Force certifies Space Based Infrared System
Defence Satellites : 29 August, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced tthat the U.S. Air Force has certified readiness for dedicated operational utility evaluation and trial period operations of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and associated ground system in preparation for use by the warfighter.
 
Northrop Grumman - Space Tracking and Surveillance System's Demonstration
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 29 August, 2008
Space Tracking and Surveillance System's Demonstration Satellites Complete Acoustic Testing At Northrop Grumman
 
Desert Sky Holdings Makes First Institutional Investment in XCOR
Launchers and Boosters : 20 August, 2008
Cautious Investors Increasingly See Future Profits in Space
 
Kinetic Energy Interceptors Team Conducts Successful Pressure Tests of Rocket Motor Case
Propulsion : 12 August, 2008
The Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) team led by Northrop Grumman has completed structural integrity and hydro-proof tests of composite cases planned for use on the high-pressure Stage 1 and 2 solid rocket motors
 
New Pulse Line for Satellite Assembly
Space research and development : 12 August, 2008
Boeing has announced that it is ready to use a new 'pulse line' process for assembling satellites in El Segundo, Calif. The new process is expected to shorten the time needed to build a space vehicle.
 
Mission Control Center to Support Satellite Customers
Launch Facilities : 11 August, 2008
Boeing has announced the completion of a $10 million, 20,500-square-foot satellite Mission Control Center (MCC) in El Segundo, Calif. The MCC can manage up to four commercial or government satellite missions at the same time.
 
SAIC Awarded $19 Million Experimental Space Sensor Contract
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 06 August, 2008
Company to Deliver Sensor for Geo-Synchronous Satellite
 
Boeing Awarded Contract for GPS Enhancement Demonstration
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 06 August, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $153.5 million U.S. Naval Research Laboratory contract to demonstrate High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) technology concepts. The contract is expected to run through 2010.
 
Lockheed Martin - successful on-orbit handover of the first SBIRS
Defence Satellites : 06 August, 2008
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today the successful on-orbit handover of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system to the U.S. Air Force in preparation for the start of certified operations later this year.
 
Iridium - Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space to participate for next satellite
Space research and development : 05 August, 2008
Iridium Satellite LLC today announced it has selected two companies – Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space – to participate in the final phase of its procurement process for the company’s next-generation satellite constellation, "Iridium NEXT.’
 
Workforce reductions on Space Shuttle External Tank program
Propulsion : 02 August, 2008
Lockheed Martin has informed its Michoud Operations workforce that employee reductions would begin in the fall of 2008 and continue through September 2010 as a result of the build-out of External Tanks to support the planned fly-out of the Space Shuttle program.
 
Defense Support Program Satellite Decommissioned
Defence Satellites : 01 August, 2008
Northrop Grumman-Built Flight 19 Retired Following 9 Years of Service
 
Boeing Team to Design New Spacecraft Power Generation System for DARPA
Space research and development : 01 August, 2008
A team led by Boeing [NYSE: BA] Advanced Systems has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for the first phase of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) program.
 
Lockheed Martin - AEHF military communications system
Defence Satellites : 28 July, 2008
Lockheed Martin is progressing steadily on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications system, most recently delivering the core propulsion module for the third space vehicle (SV-3) six months ahead of the planned schedule.
 
Chelton - Satellite Calls May Now Be Placed On Inmarsat Or Iridium Equipment
Communication Satellites : 27 July, 2008
International Communications Group (ICG) announced this week its AeroCom 3000, AeroCom 1100 and NxtLink 400 Iridium transceivers have been successfully tested and integrated with Chelton's high speed data systems for both voice and data communications.
 
COM DEV Selected To Supply Payload Equipment For SAPPHIRE Satellite
Subsystems and Components : 25 July, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded a $12.3 million dollar contract by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to deliver the payload for Project SAPPHIRE, the first dedicated space mission for Canada's Department of National Defence (DND).
 
General Dynamics - Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 24 July, 2008
General Dynamics has recently mounted three 18.4-meter satellite antennas on 53-foot-tall pedestals in Wahiawa, Hawaii, as part of the preparations to deploy the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), the U.S. military's next-generation narrowband global mobile satellite communications system. General Dynamics, under contract to Lockheed Martin, has overall responsibility for the ground-based segment of the MUOS system.
 
Global MilSatCom 2008, the European hub for Military Satellite Communications
Defence Satellites : 09 July, 2008
Global MilSatCom 2008, the European hub for Military Satellite Communications, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Join leading MilSatCom nations and discuss national developments, international cooperation and current operational challenges.
 
DigitalGlobe Releases CitySphere 2.0 Worldwide Image Coverage
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 July, 2008
Expanded World City Image Offering Adds Never-Before-Offered Views
 
Boeing - GPS IIF Tests
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 02 July, 2008
Boeing has completed environmental tests of the first of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites, which confirm the mechanical integrity of the spacecraft. The program is on track to deliver the first satellite to the U.S. Air Force this year.
 
Lockheed Martin - Test Phase for Advanced EHF Military Satellite
Defence Satellites : 30 June, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced that the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite is now undergoing thermal vacuum testing at the company's Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities.
 
Lockheed Martin - On-Orbit Checkout of Second HEO Payload
Defence Satellites : 21 June, 2008
Nation's newest high-performance space-based sensor will deliver revolutionary new global surveillance capabilities to the warfighter
 
COM DEV Announces Micro-Satellite Capability
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 18 June, 2008
Spacecraft will offer solutions to safety, security and surveillance needs
 
UK MoD - Skynet 5C launched
Defence Satellites : 14 June, 2008
The British Military's latest high-tech communications satellite was successfully launched yesterday at 2305 BST from Kourou in French Guiana, South America.
 
QinetiQ delivers successful first test of penetrator for future planetary research
Space research and development : 07 June, 2008
Defence technology holds the key to alternative to manned space-flight
 
Gyro technology resonates with space customers
Defence Satellites : 30 May, 2008
The patented hemispherical resonating gyro (HRG) technology from Northrop Grumman has overtaken the 10 million hours mark of continuous service in support of many commercial and military space applications.
 
Satellite Surveillance System Goes Beyond Basic RF Monitoring Capabilities.
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 20 May, 2008
Antenna Technology Communications Inc., a provider of commercial satellite communications systems, has introduced new features to its Warrior Satellite Surveillance System.
 
Boeing - U.S. Air Force first Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Satellite
Defence Satellites : 17 May, 2008
Boeing has announced that the U.S. Air Force has placed the first Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite into operation over the Pacific region. The Boeing-built satellite transitioned to operations on April 16, following extensive satellite and ground system tests conducted by the government with support from Boeing engineers.
 
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