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Space and Satellite
Tiger System Works with Satellite System
Communication Satellites : 13 May, 2008
Sectra’s Tiger system for secure voice communications has been extended with support for the Iridium satellite system. Iridium is the largest commercial satellite system and is used by government and defense organizations worldwide.
 
Chelton at AEA 2008
Communication Satellites : 13 May, 2008
Chelton Satcom will be displaying its latest generation of Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) hardware at the upcoming AEA 2008 conference April 23 -26, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C.
 
GEO-1 Spacecraft Ready for Environmental Test Phase
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 May, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced that it has achieved a major integrated test milestone on the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft that enables the start of environmental testing in preparation for launch in late 2009.
 
Northrop Grumman / Lockheed Martin Team Competing for GPS OCX Phase B Contract
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 30 April, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that Lockheed Martin has joined its team competing for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Control Segment (OCX) Phase B contract.
 
Harris Corporation - Satellite Antenna Deployed
Communication Satellites : 30 April, 2008
An antenna reflector built by Harris for the geosynchronous ICO G1 global communications satellite was successfully deployed on orbit Saturday, April 26, and will play a key role in providing next-generation mobile communications services across North America.
 
Boeing Completes Hardware Installation for SBSS Satellite Operations Center
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 27 April, 2008
Boeing has announced that it has finished installing the hardware for its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system's Satellite Operations Center (SOC). The SOC now has the necessary security certification to allow the SBSS program to begin integrated testing.
 
Lockheed Martin - Proposals for operationally responsive space ettforts
Defence Satellites : 26 April, 2008
Lockheed Martin has submitted a series of innovative proposals to the Department of Defensedesigned to advance state-of-the-art technologies in support of fielding rapid and responsive space systems for the warfighter.
 
DigitalGlobe Joins Autodesk Data Initiative to Provide World Imagery
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 24 April, 2008
New Geospatial Solutions Portal Provides High-Resolution Web Service to Autodesk Users
 
General Dynamics - Spacecraft for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 24 April, 2008
 
Boeing and Ball Aerospace SBSS Program
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 22 April, 2008
Boeing and Ball Aerospace Achieve New Milestone for SBSS Program
 
C/NOFS Satellite Launched From Reagan Test Site
Defence Satellites : 19 April, 2008
The Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) satellite, designed and built by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.
 
'Test Your Satellite Phone' Week
Communication Satellites : 19 April, 2008
Iridium® Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones Encouraging Emergency Workers to Prepare for Disasters before They Strike
 
Imagery Provider Selects Boeing to Launch Second Next-Generation Imaging Satellite
Subsystems and Components : 17 April, 2008
DigitalGlobe, provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products,has announced that it has chosen Boeing Launch Services for the launch of WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe’s third remote-sensing satellite.
 
COM DEV Awarded Follow-on Order For Commercial Satellite
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 16 April, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd. has announced that it has been awarded an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) valued at US$1.2 million to provide passive microwave components for a major commercial satellite.
 
GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) achieves 10 years of successful on orbit operation
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 14 April, 2008
The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. operational altimeter satellite, GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO), has achieved 10 years of successful on orbit operation, providing continuous worldwide oceanographic data for ships at sea and the Navy's shore-based facilities.
 
Lockheed Martin - ICO G1 Spacecraft set for launch
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 14 April, 2008
Lockheed Martin is completing final preparations for Monday's launch of a commercial telecommunications satellite aboard an Atlas V booster provided by United Launch Alliance. The launch window opens at 4:12 p.m. EDT Monday and extends until 5:12 p.m. The launch can be viewed live at www.ulalaunch.com beginning at 3:51 p.m. EDT.
 
General Dynamics - GeoEye-1 Earth Imagine Satellite Testing
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 13 April, 2008
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced today the completion of satellite integration and environmental testing for GeoEye's next-generation earth imaging satellite, GeoEye-1.
 
General Dynamics - Satellite Terminals for US Army
Defence Satellites : 12 April, 2008
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded $109 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services for Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program.
 
Tense moments as spacecraft docks with space station
Space research and development : 11 April, 2008
There will be some stressful moments ahead for the NLR operators at the Erasmus USOC in Noordwijk: on Thursday, 3 April, for the first time ever, a European supply spacecraft will automatically dock with the International Space Station.
 
Northrop Grumman - Strategic Agreement With SEAKR Engineering
Subsystems and Components : 11 April, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced a strategic, long-term supply agreement with SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo., making SEAKR an exclusive supplier for select command and data handling equipment.
 
Boeing and TEAM TSAT - Satellite electronics demonstrated
Subsystems and Components : 11 April, 2008
The Boeing Company and its TEAM TSAT industry partners have successfully demonstrated the readiness of the advanced electronics that will be used in the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT).
 
EADS to acquire Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 09 April, 2008
Astrium backing to support Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) expansion and development University of Surrey and Astrium agree new UK strategic academic collaboration
 
Static firing of jettison motor success
Propulsion : 09 April, 2008
Aerojet and Orbital Sciences has announced that together the two companies successfully conducted a static firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA's Orion next generation human spaceflight program. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the Orion project, which is part of NASA's Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon and then onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
 
Northrop Grumman TDRS-1 Satellite Reaches 25 Years of Operational Success
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 09 April, 2008
The first of six Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) system spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed 25 years of successful on-orbit operations on April 4, setting a new standard for long life and reliability.
 
Lockheed Martin - Record on-orbit deployment of GPS system
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 09 April, 2008
A combined U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team has completed a rapid on-orbit deployment of the modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite launched on March 15 from Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft, which includes new features that enhance operations and navigation signal performance, has been declared operational for military and civilian navigation users worldwide.
 
COM DEV - Testing of AIS Nanosatellite Successfully Completed
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 05 April, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd has announced that it has successfully completed an end-to-end ground-based test of its advanced AIS payload and nanosatellite.
 
Fuel Cells for Space Shuttle surpass expectations
Subsystems and Components : 03 April, 2008
UTC Power fuel cells, which generate all of the Space Shuttle's electrical power, surpassed 100,000 hours of flight operation during the recently completed STS-123 mission by the Orbiter Endeavour. UTC Power is a United Technologies Corp. company and produces and maintains the Space Shuttle fuel cells under contract to United Space Alliance, NASA's prime Shuttle contractor.
 
SAIC Delivers Infrared Sensor for Risk Reduction - Alternative Infrared Satellite System
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 31 March, 2008
Science Applications International Corporation have announced that it has delivered its infrared sensor for the Risk Reduction - Alternative Infrared Satellite System (RR-AIRSS) program ahead of schedule.
 
Lockheed Martin MUOS Programme
Defence Satellites : 31 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., prime contractor and systems engineering lead for the MUOS program, is under contract to design, build and deploy the first two MUOS satellites and the associated MUOS ground system.
 
XCOR - Lynx suborbital spaceship
Launchers and Boosters : 31 March, 2008
A small California aerospace company today unveiled a new suborbital spaceship that will provide affordable front- seat rides to the edge of space for the millions of people who want to buy a ticket.
 
Jacobs NASA Shuttle Contract
Launch Facilities : 27 March, 2008
Jacobs Engineering Group has announced that it received an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) architect/engineering services contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide design and other professional services required to rehabilitate, modernize, or provide structural systems for Shuttle landing facilities at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; and facilities at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
 
COM DEV Announces Win On Major European Commercial Satellite
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 24 March, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd has announced that it has received a CDN $4.7 million Authorization to Proceed (ATP) from EADS Astrium to supply multiplexer and switch equipment for the Eutelsat KA-SAT communications satellite. COM DEV expects the ATP to lead to a contract with a total value in excess of CDN $15 million.
 
Dassault Systèmes - Satellite assembly software
Communication Satellites : 23 March, 2008
Dassault Systèmes (DS) has announced that Thales Alenia Space, the leading European designer and manufacturer of satellites for telecommunications, defense, navigation and Earth observation, is studying the implementation of an advanced system combining Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Composer with the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that radically improves its satellite assembly processes.
 
Iridium - Next concept developmental phase
Space research and development : 22 March, 2008
Iridium® Satellite has announced it has reached agreement with three companies to enter into the concept development phase in its design and development procurement process for 'NEXT,' the company's next-generation satellite constellation.
 
New Missile Warning Satellite - Progress newsnew
Defence Satellites : 22 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced that the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft is progressing through a series of key tests that will demonstrate the integrated satellite's readiness to enter the critical environmental test phase in preparation for launch in late 2009.
 
DIRECTV 11 satellite signals received.
Communication Satellites : 22 March, 2008
Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from its DIRECTV 11 satellite, indicating that the satellite is healthy and operating normally. A ground station in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa, reported spacecraft acquisition at 1:44 a.m. Eastern time, as scheduled.
 
Successful Launch of GPS Satellite
Propulsion : 19 March, 2008
ATK Provides Enhanced Thermal Control Architecture to Support Satellite Communication Upgrades
 
Composite Technology Supports First Atlas V Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Propulsion : 16 March, 2008
ATK's Heat Shield and Base Plate Protect Launch Vehicle During Ascent
 
Lockheed Martin - AMC-14 communications satellite ready for launch
Communication Satellites : 14 March, 2008
The AMC-14 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SES AMERICOM, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG),is ready for launch on March 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Proton/Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services. AMC-14, which is scheduled to launch at 5:18 a.m. in Baikonur (March 14 at 7:18 p.m. EDT), will be located at orbital location 61.5 degrees West Longitude.
 
Shuttle launch aided by solid rocket motor propulsion
Propulsion : 13 March, 2008
Booster separation motors from ATK have made a second flight on the Space Shuttle, providing more thrust than twenty six jumbo jets.
 
Lockheed Martin - Proposal to provide GOES-R spacecraft
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 12 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design and build the spacecraft for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - Series R (GOES-R), the next generation geostationary environmental satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 
Lockheed Martin - Contract from DARPA for space technology
Space research and development : 09 March, 2008
A team headed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) has received a $5.7 million contract from DARPA to compete in Phase 1 development of their System F6 space technology and demonstration program. F6 is shorthand for 'Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft United by Information Exchange'.
 
COM DEV Successfully Completes Airborne AIS Trials
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 09 March, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd has announced that it has successfully completed the airborne validation trials of its advanced Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver solution.
 
Northrop Grumman - Payload Module Delivered Ahead of Schedule for Second Advanced EHF Military Communications Satellite
Defence Satellites : 07 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation today delivered the payload module for the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite ahead of schedule to the Sunnyvale, Calif., facilities of Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for the Advanced EHF program. Delivery of this second payload module follows one year after the first payload module delivery, which was also delivered ahead of schedule.
 
Northrop Grumman - First Phase of DARPA F6 Next-Generation Wireless Satellite Network
Communication Satellites : 05 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the first phase of a four phase advanced research contract to design and build a cluster of wirelessly interconnected free flying spacecraft.
 
Boeing - Satellites complete 2500 years in space
Communication Satellites : 01 March, 2008
Boeing has announced that its more than 260 commercial and civil satellites have achieved a total of 2,500 years of service.
 
Iridium - Q4 and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
Defence Satellites : 26 February, 2008
EBITDA up 37 Percent, Revenue Up 23 Percent and Subscribers up 34 Percent Over FY 2006;
 
ATK - NASA Contract for Reusable Solid Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 19 February, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has received a contract modification from NASA valued at $812.5 million for the continued production and refurbishment of four-segment reusable solid rocket motors (RSRM) for the space shuttle program.
 
Lockheed Martin - A2100 Satellite Fleet 200 Years in Orbit
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 13 February, 2008
The Lockheed Martin A2100 communications satellite fleet recently achieved a major milestone by accumulating 200 years of successful in-orbit operations.
 
ATK - Booster Motors on Latest Shuttle Launch
Propulsion : 11 February, 2008
Alliant Techsystems' Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) and redesigned Booster Separation Motors (BSM) performed flawlessly today as NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into orbit.
 
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