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U.S. Air Force Contracts with Roccor ... Antennas for Space Mission
the antenna will fly on a mission “intended to enhance warfighters’ situational awareness by extending the range of Link 16 tactical communications ..."
 
DOD Looks to Increase Cybersecurity from Commercial Satellite Providers
The move comes amid growing concerns that US adversaries could use online attacks to blind or cripple commercial satellites on which the US military increasingly relies.
 
ManSat Group's New Appointment — He's the Chief Consulting Officer
BTW- The head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor.
 
Copernicus Components Completed
Materion provided the advanced materials used in the optical communication system on board the satellites, including the most recent...
 
EUMETSAT's Exciting Next-Generation Meteorological Satellite Systems
These satellite systems will ...bring more benefits to citizens ... helping to save lives, property and industries and bringing about a positive economic impact.
 
China's Two Launches Total Eight
The KZ-1A lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert ... and China also launched five new remote-sensing satellites ...
 
NRO's Smallsats Launched
Led by NRO’s Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) directorate, the two cubesats are part of the NRO’s IMPACT project – an R&D effort to...
 
Safety First ... Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines' Successful Starliner Pad Abort Test 
Aerojet Rocketdyne launch abort engines ... can go from dormant to delivering a combined 181,000 pounds of thrust in just one-quarter of a second.
 
Metis Salutes a Rich Resource ... Enlists Veterans and Garners Multiple Awards
are so grateful to the men and women who have served our country in the military and feel fortunate to benefit from the discipline, courage and skills 
 
Thuraya's Star Solution ... MarineStar for More than 300K Vessels Offers Voice, Tracking and Monitoring in One
Governments now require fishing vessels to report their catches electronically ...80 percent of the world’s fishing regions lies within Thuraya’s footprint, so
 
Australia's Department of Defence Awards CyberOps Smallsat Security Development Contract
The contract with CyberOps aims to improve Australia’s growing sovereign space industry by increasing the security and resilience of the nation's military space systems...
 
The Newest Space ISAC Founding Member is... Lockheed Martin
The Space ISAC is the only space-dedicated ISAC and is made possible through the investment by its board and founding members. Lockheed Martin...
 
All is Well as Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Passes Abort Test Getting Ready to Haul Crews to the Space Station
to verify each of Starliner’s systems will function separately and in concert, to protect astronauts by carrying them safely away from the launch pad in 
 
Forrester Reports: The Sale of Inmarsat is in Jeopardy
A relatively small shareholder (2.85 per cent), Oaktree Capital Management, has called for the sale to be halted, arguing that the...
 
France, Israel, Japan, Russia, and the U.S. Vie to Supply High-Res Earth Observation Satellites to Vietnam
The Vietnamese government has reportedly allocated a budget of U.S.$1 billion over the next few years for the Earth observation programme.
 
The Essentials, a First ... USGIF's Pilot Entry-Level Geospatial Intelligence Certification 
Of the 90 students who participated in the pilot exam, 57 passed, yielding a promising success rate of 63 percent.
 
China Launches Three Chinese Satellites Plus a Sudanese SRSS-1 Smallsat 
The Gaofen-7, launched on a Long March-4B rocket at 11:22 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi...
 
The Next Giant Space Leaps — Experts Share Industry Advancements at IAC 2019
The 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2019, Washington, DC) landed on U.S. soil for the first time in 17 years...
 
'To Do List' as Cygnus Spacecraft Sails to Space Station with a Multitude of Experiments
Each resupply mission delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, Earth and space sciences, physical sciences, and ...
 
U.S. Government Accountability Office Has Recommendations for USAF Space Command and Control
Early prototype work on the program's software began in 2016. As of mid-2019, the program had delivered some initial capabilities; however, the...