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Articles Tagged with ''space''

Unique radar instrument for first Copernicus satellite opens new era of environmental observation

International

Pre-launch preparations for the Sentinel-1A satellite, carrying an Airbus Defence and Space built radar instrument, are in full swing at Europe´s Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellite will mark a new era of Earth observation.


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Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace delivers antennas for next-generation GPS III Satellites 3 through 6

Aerospace & Defense

Continuing its support for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS), Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered 32 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth GPS III satellites.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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