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Northrop Finishes Work to Manufacture NATO Ground Surveillance UAV’s Fuselage

Northrop Finishes Work to Manufacture NATO Ground Surveillance UAV’s Fuselage

Northrop Grumman has completed its work to manufacture the fuselage for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle and is sending the fuselage to a plant in Palmdale, California for the final stages of… Read more »

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Ball Aerospace, DigitalGlobe, Exelis, Lockheed Prep WorldView-3 Satellite for Launch

Ball Aerospace, DigitalGlobe, Exelis, Lockheed Prep WorldView-3 Satellite for Launch

A commercial launch services team of Ball Aerospace & Technologies, DigitalGlobe, Exelis and Lockheed Martin has completed payload fairing assembly work on the WorldView-3 remote sensing satellite ahead of its scheduled launch next week. Ball… Read more »

Serco to Help SPAWAR Maintain Mine-Resistant Vehicles

Serco to Help SPAWAR Maintain Mine-Resistant Vehicles

The U.S. Navy has awarded Serco -Inc. a one-year, $9 million contract to provide integration and maintenance services for the military’s fleet of mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Serco will work with… Read more »

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed Moves Forward on 4th MUOS Satellite

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed Moves Forward on 4th MUOS Satellite

Lockheed Martin will perform the final testing phase on its fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite following the completion of the acoustic tests. That MUOS satellite will undergo thermal vacuum testing,… Read more »

Booz Allen Subsidiary Launches Deployable LTE Emergency Communications System

Booz Allen Subsidiary Launches Deployable LTE Emergency Communications System

A subsidiary of Booz Allen Hamilton plans to unveil a deployable broadband communications system to support the information-sharing functions of first responders and public safety workers in the aftermath of an emergency. The firm said Monday that… Read more »

Scott Smith: Iridium to Test Compatibility of 1st Satellite Model With NEXT Network

Scott Smith: Iridium to Test Compatibility of 1st Satellite Model With NEXT Network

Iridium Communications will conduct compatibility tests on the first satellite engineering model for the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation following its delivery to the company’s technical support center. The company said Monday the model… Read more »

Boeing’s 7th GPS IIF Satellite Transmits Signal from Space; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing’s 7th GPS IIF Satellite Transmits Signal from Space; Craig Cooning Comments

A Boeing-built GPS satellite has transmitted the first signals from space following the spacecraft’s launch on Friday. GPS IIF-7 took off aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral… Read more »

Orbital Sciences Launches 3 Satellites for USAF Program; Christopher Long Comments

Orbital Sciences Launches 3 Satellites for USAF Program; Christopher Long Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. has launched three satellites into space in an effort to help the U.S. Air Force gain situational awareness of man-made objects in Earth orbit. Two satellites took… Read more »

Thales, Selex ES Partner for Anglo-French Combat Drone Program

Thales, Selex ES Partner for Anglo-French Combat Drone Program

Thales and Finmeccanica‘s Selex ES subsidiary will collaborate on the sensor and communications requirements of the Future Combat Air System program that the French and British defense ministries have recently signed an… Read more »

Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Sets 30-Centimeter Satellite Launch Date to 2016

Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Sets 30-Centimeter Satellite Launch Date to 2016

DigitalGlobe has renamed its GeoEye-2 satellite to “WorldView-4,” a 30-centimeter satellite the company plans to launch into space in mid-2016. Jeffrey Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe, said Thursday the company… Read more »

François Auque: Airbus Defence and Space to Produce Electric Satellite for Eutelsat

François Auque: Airbus Defence and Space to Produce Electric Satellite for Eutelsat

Airbus Group‘s defense and space division will design and produce an electric telecommunications satellite for satellite operator Eutelsat as they prepare for its launch in early 2017. EUTELSAT 172B would be the first European… Read more »

Planet Labs to Use TCS Antennas for Earth-Imaging Satellites; Michael Bristol Comments

Planet Labs to Use TCS Antennas for Earth-Imaging Satellites; Michael Bristol Comments

TeleCommunication Systems will supply Planet Labs with the X/Y Tracking Antenna Systems to help track the Flock-1 Earth-imaging satellite constellation. TCS said Wednesday that features of the tracking antennas for the low-Earth orbit satellites… Read more »

Lockheed Awards General Dynamics $25M for GPS III Satellite Components

Lockheed Awards General Dynamics $25M for GPS III Satellite Components

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will build components for the network communications element on GPS III space vehicles seven and eight under a $25 million full-production contract awarded by Lockheed Martin…. Read more »

John Borghese: Rockwell Collins-Sandia Labs Team to Help DARPA Build Miniature Comms Tech

John Borghese: Rockwell Collins-Sandia Labs Team to Help DARPA Build Miniature Comms Tech

Rockwell Collins and Sandia National Laboratories’ alliance will work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to integrate nanoscale architectures into military communication systems. The company said Tuesday the goal… Read more »

Iridium to Offer Satellite-Based Wi-Fi Hotspot Platform; Bryan Hartin Comments

Iridium to Offer Satellite-Based Wi-Fi Hotspot Platform; Bryan Hartin Comments

Iridium Communications has unveiled a global satellite-based Wi-Fi hotspot service to provide mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets with voice and data connectivity beyond the coverage of terrestrial networks. The company said… Read more »

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