Current Satellite News
June 13th, 2018
A Launch Trilogy for Rocket Lab and a Noteworthy New Customer — Canon Electronics
All three missions will lift off from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the MÄ
JAXA Successfully Tests H-IIA Launch Vehicle with New Research Satellite to Detect Missile Launches
The mission is part of the Information Gathering Satellites (IGS) program, one of whose goals is to detect possible missile launches in the region.
NASA’s Decade of Discoveries and Cosmic Rays with Fermi Satellite
cosmic rays, particles traveling at nearly the speed of light, could be propelled by supernova shock waves. In 2013, Fermi’s LAT used gamma rays to prove
Development Contract Awarded to GomSpace by ESA
The scope of the project is the development of a novel product called the Mega-Constellations Operations Platform (“MCOP”) that will become a key...
Advanced Sensor Built by Harris is Delivered to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for their GOSAT-2 Satellite
The Harris-built TANSO-FTS-2 (Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2) will measure...
Viasat Acquires UK-Based Horsebridge Defence and Security
Through this acquisition, the Viasat UK group gains deeper military communications integration expertise; enabling the company to continue to...
Aerojet Rocketdyne's Too Hot to Handle Milestone ... Hot Fire Tests of RL10 Engine's Thrust Chamber Built Using 3-D Printing
This testing proves they can print and assemble an engine that replicates the RL10 performance in a fraction of the time and at a reduced cost.
U.S. Navy's FLTSAT Satellite Simulator Contract Goes to General Dynamics Mission Systems
The simulator, a model of a Navy Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT) communications satellite, will help students hone their skills in managing the technical...
Four Galileo Satellites Getting All Prepped Up by Arianespace for July Launch
During pre-flight activity in French Guiana at the Spaceport’s S1A processing facility, these FOC (Full Operational Capability) spacecraft have...
PLD Space's Final Financing Round of 9 Million euros Initiates Production of Two Reusable Space Rockets
first time in the history of Europe that JME a venture capital fund has invested in space launchers, until now had only happened in the U.S.