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Articles Tagged with ''space''

Northrop Grumman begins integrating high-speed downlink antennas for 4th Advanced EHF communications payload

March 13, 2014

Two downlink antennas that are the fastest of their kind to operate in space are being integrated into the protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corp. for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.


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5th Boeing GPS IIF spacecraft sends initial signals from space

February 21, 2014

A Boeing global positioning system (GPS) IIF satellite has sent initial signals from space after its launch Feb. 20, joining four other advanced versions of the spacecraft that are improving position, navigation and timing information for millions of civilian and military users around the world.


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Airbus Defence and Space signs satellite contract with SES

International
February 21, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract with SES for the design and construction of the latest addition to its fleet, the SES-10, which will be stationed over Latin America.


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Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite tests show extensive reach in polar communications capability

February 4, 2014

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30 miles and 0.5 degrees of latitude shy of the North Pole.


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Exelis reaches GPS OCX milestones for navigation and encryption software

January 30, 2014

Exelis has successfully completed several software upgrades for the new Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. Integration and testing were recently conducted on iteration 1.5 of the OCX navigation, encryption and Mission Upload Generator, or MUG, software.


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Hot topics for Space Tech Conference 2014

Budget challenges and game-changing technologies in commercial, military, and civil space
January 28, 2014

With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss the pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.


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Fifth Lockheed Martin MUOS secure comm satellite completes assembly, enters system test

January 15, 2014

The fifth Lockheed Martin Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy is entering its first system test faster than the previous build, now that integration is complete. Engineers and technicians recently mated its system module and core to the multi-beam assembly (MBA), which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage.


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ALMA spots supernova dust factory

Aerospace & Defense
January 10, 2014

Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope capture, for the first time, the remains of a recent supernova brimming with freshly formed dust. If enough of this dust makes the perilous transition into interstellar space, it could explain how many galaxies acquired their dusty, dusky appearance.


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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract to complete two more GPS III satellites

December 17, 2013

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III.


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Ball Aerospace Green Propellant Mission to test new thermal insulation

November 15, 2013

NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) has been selected to test an advanced form of thermal insulation, called integrated multi-layer insulation (IMLI) that could become standard on future satellites and cryogenic subsystems. Validating this new insulation in space will help NASA build the technology required for long human spaceflight missions. Under a subcontract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Quest Thermal Group LLC will manufacture the new insulation that will fly aboard the 2015 GPIM mission.


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