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

Northrop Grumman

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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ASTRA Selected for Space Force’s Cloud Characterization Tech Project

ASTRA

The U.S. Space Force has tasked Atmosphere and Space Technology Research Associates to build and test a military-grade prototype technology intended to characterize Earth's clouds. ASTRA said Tuesday it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Pumpkin and Atmospheric and Environmental Research to develop the cloud characterization system.

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Blue Origin Delivers First BE-4 Engine for New ULA Rocket

Blue Origin, an aerospace company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has shipped a development engine technology to a Decatur, Ala., facility where United Launch Alliance is building the Vulcan Centaur rocket, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. ULA intends to use a pair of BE-4 engines to power the rocket that the Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture will test-fly in early 2021.

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