Weekly Top Stories
October 14th, 2019 October 20th, 2019
As the Crow Flies ... And It Did as Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launches Astro Digital's Smallsat
71 minutes after launch Electron’s Kick Stage's payload went to a circular orbit of more than 1,000 km. more than twice the altitude of any Electron
SpaceX Just Filed a Request to Run 30,000 More Starlink Satellites in Orbit
The company wants permission to turn its proposed mega-constellation into a behemoth in low Earth orbit. But its motives are unclear.
Valued at Up to $986 Million ... USAF SMC Selects Firefly Black as a Launch Service Provider
Firefly Black intends to bridge demand between pure small launch capability and that provided by the National Security Space Launch...
NSR Looks at Non-Imagery EO
One of the most recent, fastest-growing, opportunities in the satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) market does not involve imagery, at all.
L3Harris Heading into AUSA 2019 with their HalcyonLink Interference Canceller
As the U.S. military conducts EW and cyber operations, noise from co-located EW transmitters can impact the performance of nearby tactical...
Ten Years of On-Orbit Success for the Northrop Grumman-Built STSS Satellites
Continuing to operate today, the STSS satellites provide critical support for missile and national defense. Two STSS satellites were launched into LEO...
A Big Job from MIT Lincoln Laboratory for Small Satellite Experts Blue Canyon Technologies
Blue Canyon Technologies Selected for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Agile MicroSatellite Mission
USAF Says "Go" Times Eight ... Selects Eight Commercial Firms for Launch Services
Contracts must be flexible and responsive to meet the challenges facing the warfighter. The program balances technology, mission risk, and...
U.S. Navy's MUOS SATCOM System Now Operationally Effective
Known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), this is a U.S. Navy-led effort that provides essential narrowband satellite communications for ...
Comtech Receives European MOD Order for Satellite Modems
The DMD2050E Satellite Modems will be deployed at the MOD’s teleports in Europe and the Caribbean. The MOD will leverage the technical...