Tag: Space

Lockheed Martin’s New DARPA Contract Could Disrupt the Future of Space

DARPA has awarded Lockheed Martin a $5.8 million contract for the first phase of satellite integration on the Blackjack program. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s New DARPA Contract Could Disrupt the Future of Space”

Power-Beaming Demonstrated on International Space Station

International Space Station astronaut Jessica Meir completed the first U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) power-beaming demonstration in orbit February 12, 2020, using relatively simple components suitable for STEM activities. Continue reading “Power-Beaming Demonstrated on International Space Station”

UK’s DSTL, Australian Astronomers Collaborate in Deep Space Situational Awareness

Operational and retired satellites orbiting more than 36,000 km above the Earth will be tracked in a collaborative international experiment by scientists from the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and amateur astronomers from Australia and the UK. Continue reading “UK’s DSTL, Australian Astronomers Collaborate in Deep Space Situational Awareness”

BAE Systems’ new software-defined radio assembly makes space missions more flexible

BAE Systems today unveils its new general software-defined radio assembly for high-reliability commercial and Department of Defense space applications.

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Raytheon Developing Payload For a More Resilient Missile Warning System

To give military commanders that early warning ability, Lockheed Martin turned to Raytheon as one of two contractors selected to design the payload for its Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared, or Next Gen OPIR, Block 0 resilient missile warning satellite. 

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Space Acquisitions: U.S DOD Faces Significant Challenges as it Seeks to Address Threats and Accelerate Space Programs

The United States Department of Defence is simultaneously undertaking new major acquisitions to replenish its missile warning, protected communications, navigation, and weather satellites.

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