Technology

Northrop to Begin Development of Space Force’s North Pole Satcom Ground Component

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Northrop Grumman has completed the delta critical design review phase of a U.S. Space Force program that aims to modernize ground infrastructure for military satellite communications in the North Polar region. The company said Tuesday it can now start efforts to develop, integrate and test the Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization Control and Planning Segment.

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Lockheed, University Partner for SmallSat Launch Initiative

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Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Southern California to launch student-made CubeSat small satellites, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Students from the university will produce the CubeSats that will undergo integration with a payload built on Lockheed's SmartSat software-defined architecture. SmartSat allows satellite operators to conduct in-orbit mission shifts.

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