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Space and Satellite
Compatibility of Advanced EHF Satellite Interface Using Extended-Data-Rate Waveform
Communication Satellites : 04 February, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has demonstrated the interface compatibility of the next-generation Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite with user ground terminals using the new Extended Data Rate (XDR) waveform and protocols. Tests were conducted using a U.S. Army user terminal as well as a terminal configuration to be used by international partners participating in Advanced EHF.
 
Raytheon Global Broadcasting Service (GBS) military satellite communications system
Defence Satellites : 04 February, 2008
U.S. sailors and Marines aboard ships in the Pacific will be able to experience the thrill of the National Football League's Super Bowl this Sunday while at sea. Troops deployed will feel like they're right at home on game day, thanks to the latest technology developed, maintained and operated by Raytheon Company.
 
BAE Systems - Semiconductor for Space Use
Subsystems and Components : 02 February, 2008
BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Actel Corporation to produce a radiation-hardened field-programmable gate array (FPGA) semiconductor for space use. Development of the new semiconductor will address major obsolescence problems for a variety of legacy satellite programs. The FPGA will enable producers of satellite payloads and instruments to avoid time-consuming and costly redesigns and allow satellite programs to remain on schedule.
 
Aerojet - NASA Messenger Spacecraft
Propulsion : 02 February, 2008
Aerojet propulsion system has propelled NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft past Mercury on its historic first of three visits, preceding a planned orbital insertion in 2011.
 
Boeing - Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites handed over to the U.S. Air Force
Defence Satellites : 28 January, 2008
Boeing has announced the successful on-orbit handover of the first of six Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to the U.S. Air Force. The satellite will be monitored and controlled by the Air Force's 3rd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base.
 
Lockheed Martin - Modernized GPS satellite in orbit and declared operational for military and civil users worldwide
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 17 January, 2008
Themodernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 20, 2007, has been declared fully operational for military and civilian navigation users around the globe, following a record-setting on-orbit deployment by a joint U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin team.
 
Boeing - Contract for Direct-to-Home Entertainment Satellite
Communication Satellites : 16 January, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a contract to build a commercial satellite for ProtoStar Ltd. The 601 HP-model spacecraft will deliver direct-to-home satellite television programming and broadband Internet access throughout Asia. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
 
Boeing - Thuraya-3 Geo-mobile satellite signals received
Communication Satellites : 16 January, 2008
Boeing has acquired the first signals from the Thuraya-3 Geo-mobile satellite following today's launch aboard a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket, indicating that the Boeing-built spacecraft for Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company is healthy and operating as designed.
 
Iridium - International Approval to Offer Satellite Air Traffic Safety Services
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 January, 2008
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council approved standards and recommended practices (SARPs) that will permit Iridium® Satellite to provide Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services (AMS®S) for commercial aircraft on transoceanic flights.
 
Boeing to Build a Sixth Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite
Communication Satellites : 24 December, 2007
Boeing has announced that the U.S. Air Force has exercised an option for a sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite and has authorized Boeing to begin construction. The Commonwealth of Australia is funding the procurement as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. and Australian governments. The satellite is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2012.
 
Boeing to produce Tracking and Data Relay Satellites for NASA
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 21 December, 2007
Communications satellite contract is valued at up to $1.2 billion.
 
ATK rockets used for new satellite launch
Propulsion : 21 December, 2007
The latest launch of the USAF's modernized GPS rocket was facilitated by ATK GEM-40 boosters.
 
Boeing hands over Hughes Spaceway 3 Satellite.
Communication Satellites : 18 December, 2007
Boeing has announced that it has succesfully completed an on-orbit handover of a communications satellite to Hughes Network Systems.
 
Boeing - Space Surveillance Tests Completed
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 11 December, 2007
Boeing has announced that it has successfully completed test of the Space Based Surveillance System (SBSS).
 
Boeing - New USAF GPS System
Defence Satellites : 11 December, 2007
Boeing has announced that it has been selected to take part in the next GPS ground system development for the USAF.
 
ATK Help Launch COSMO Satellite
Propulsion : 09 December, 2007
The COSMO Skymed 2 Earth Imaging satellite was launched with the aid of ATK GEM-40 boosters.
 
Boeing - Launch of Italian COSMO Spacecraft
Communication Satellites : 08 December, 2007
Boeing has announced that four COSMO satellites have been launched aboard a Delta II rocket.
 
Iridium - Military Sector Growth
Defence Satellites : 01 November, 2007
Iridium® Satellite is pleased to announce that its military sector business continues to show outstanding growth with cumulative Department of Defense (DoD) subscribers reaching 31,000. Military traffic through Iridium's satellite network is up more than nine percent (an increase of almost ten percent over last year). This growth is 300 percent more than what Iridium planned for this market segment at the outset of the year.
 
Boeing - Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Satellite
Communication Satellites : 10 October, 2007
Boeing has acquired signals from the first Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, a new military spacecraft that will help meet the growing demand for military satellite communications by providing a 10-fold increase in telecommunications capacity over the satellite it will replace.
 
Vizada - Mobile Satellite Communications for French Government
Defence Satellites : 21 September, 2007
The French Ministry of Defense has chosen Vizada (the former France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications) to provide its mobile satellite communications over the next three years (2008-2010). Vizada provides Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya services for use on many different sites worldwide, including dedicated interconnection solutions to meet the MoD's needs in terms of communications quality and security.
 
Boeing Supports New U.S. Air Force GPS Ground Control System
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 20 September, 2007
Boeing has successfully assisted the U.S. Air Force in deploying a new ground control system that will enhance the operation of 32 Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites currently in orbit.
 
Iridium - Satellite News
Defence Satellites : 12 September, 2007
Iridium Satellite has contracted with six key partners in the beginning phase of designing and developing its 'Iridium NEXT' satellite constellation. These first partners – Avaliant, Boeing, General Dynamics, KinetX, MicroSat Systems, Inc. (MSI) and Trident Sensors – will work with Iridium on systems engineering, requirements definition and architecture development.
 
Iridium Satellite Services for Swedish Armed Forces
Defence Satellites : 12 September, 2007
In an ongoing Iridium® effort to supply critical communications to military organizations around the world, the Swedish Armed Forces has purchased Iridium satellite services for the newly formed Nordic Battle Group. Service is scheduled to be activated at the end of 2007. Through this offering, and riding on the strength of Iridium's seamless global network, Iridium will provide unmatched service quality and worldwide reach to this important defense organization.
 
ATK - Successful Firing of Rocket Motor for KEI
Propulsion : 10 September, 2007
ATK and KEI Missile Defense Team Successfully Test Fire First-Stage Rocket Motor
 
ATK - Sparrow Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 27 August, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received an $8 million modification to the existing production contract to manufacture solid propellant rocket motors for the Sparrow medium range air-to-air missile system. The contract modification was awarded to ATK by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland to supply rocket motors for Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
 
Boeing - New GPS Satellite Proposal
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 27 August, 2007
The Boeing Company has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Air Force for the development and production of up to 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites. The enhanced spacecraft will offer positioning service that is 10 times better than today's system as well as improved anti-jamming capabilities for the warfighter.
 
General Dynamics - NFIRE Satellite Experiment Success
Defence Satellites : 23 August, 2007
General Dynamics-built NFIRE Satellite Successfully Completes First Missile Defense Experiment
 
ATK - Support to Space Shuttle 'Endeavour'
Propulsion : 09 August, 2007
ATK Propulsion Supports the Successful Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
 
ATK - Satellite Link Signal Generator Contract
Defence Satellites : 08 August, 2007
ATK Awarded $2.8 Million Contract With Sandia National Laboratories to Build Satellite Link Signal Generator
 
ATK - Propulsion Systems for Phoenix Mars Lander
Propulsion : 07 August, 2007
ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander
 
ATK - Strong First Quarter 2008 Earnings
Propulsion : 02 August, 2007
ATK Reports Strong First Quarter 2008 Earnings - Up 38 Percent to $1.50 Per Share
 
ATK - Orion Launch Abort System Motor Contract
Propulsion : 23 July, 2007
Orbital Sciences Corporation has selected Alliant Techsystems to provide the attitude control motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle launch abort system (LAS). The new LAS contract is valued at approximately $70 million. The ACM adds to ATK's content on the LAS, which already includes the primary launch abort motor. Work on the ACM will be performed at ATK facilities in Elkton, MD.
 
Boeing to Submit Proposal for Global Positioning System III
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 16 July, 2007
The Boeing Company is preparing a response to a U.S. Air Force Request for Proposals for the development and production of an enhanced constellation of Global Positioning System satellites known as GPS III.
 
ATK - Contract for Orion Launch Abort Motors
Propulsion : 10 July, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received a $62.5 million contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation for the main abort motor of the NASA Orion crew exploration vehicle Launch Abort System (LAS). NASA's Orion will succeed the Space Shuttle in transporting humans to and from the International Space Station, as well as carrying crews to the Moon and eventually Mars.
 
ATK - AIM-9M Sidewinder Rocket Motors
Propulsion : 25 June, 2007
ATK Receives Contract in Excess of $5 Million for AIM-9M Sidewinder Rocket
 
Boeing Orbital Express Achieves Another First in Space
Launchers and Boosters : 22 June, 2007
The Boeing Company has announced that the Orbital Express system, a program to validate spacecraft servicing capability led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has performed a fully-autonomous 'fly-around and capture' of its NextSat client spacecraft, marking another industry first for the innovative program.
 
Boeing - Demonstration of TSAT Capabilities
Communication Satellites : 21 June, 2007
Boeing and its industry teammates recently demonstrated the advanced capabilities the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) will offer the nation's warfighters during a critical Space Segment Design Review (SSDR).
 
General Dynamics - AIRSS Program Contract Modification
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 19 June, 2007
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $6.4 million contract modification to continue work on the Alternative Infrared Satellite System (AIRSS) program.
 
Boeing - SATCOM Satellite and Prepares Spacecraft for Shipment
Communication Satellites : 18 June, 2007
Boeing Completes First Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite and Prepares Spacecraft for Shipment
 
NASA - Nanotechnology Device in Space
Subsystems and Components : 18 June, 2007
NASA has tested the first nanotechnology-based electronic device to fly in space. The test showed that the 'nanosensor' could monitor trace gases inside a spaceship. This technology could lead to smaller, more capable environmental monitors and smoke detectors in future crew habitats.
 
Boeing - Responding to TSAT Space Segment Request for Proposal
Communication Satellites : 14 June, 2007
Boeing-led Team Responding to TSAT Space Segment Request for Proposal
 
ATK - Team Ares News
Launchers and Boosters : 13 June, 2007
Team Ares Reaches Key Milestones on Ares I Upper Stage Risk Reduction Efforts
 
Boeing - Int'l Space Station Truss Element To Be Installed
Subsystems and Components : 11 June, 2007
With training from Boeing engineers and help from two robotic arms, Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts today will install a Boeing-built truss element that will provide an extra boost of power to the International Space Station (ISS).
 
ATK Completes the Acquisition of Swales Aerospace
Defence Satellites : 08 June, 2007
Strategic Acquisition Establishes ATK as an Industry Leader in Satellite Components, Subsystems and Small Spacecraft
 
ATK - Australian Propellent Manufacturing Facility Development
Propulsion : 08 June, 2007
ATK Will Provide Expertise and Critical Equipment for Design, Construction,
 
ATK - Rocket Motors Used on Space Shuttle Atantis
Propulsion : 08 June, 2007
ATK Supports the Successful Launch of Space Shuttle Atantis and STS-117 Mission
 
Boeing - Launch of Italian COSMO Satellites
Launchers and Boosters : 08 June, 2007
The Boeing Company, through its commercial launch business, successfully launched the first of four Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO) SkyMed spacecraft June 7 aboard a Delta II rocket.
 
NASA Selects IBM Supercomputer
Launch Facilities : 06 June, 2007
NASA SELECTS IBM FOR NEXT-GENERATION SUPERCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS
 
Boeing - X-51A Engine Test
Launchers and Boosters : 01 June, 2007
Successful Design Review and Engine Test Bring Boeing X-51A Closer to Flight
 
NASA Updates Aeronautics Research
Space research and development : 31 May, 2007
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to seek additional research topics. NASA is soliciting research in several new topic areas for the Airspace Systems Program's Next Generation Air Transportation System Airportal Project and the Fundamental Aeronautics Program's Supersonics Project.
 
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