Artist rendition of LeoSat satellites.

LeoSat to Help Upgrade DCS Telecom’s Satellite Solutions

LeoSat Enterprises, which aims to launch a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into an agreement with DCS Telecom, a telecoms provider of satellite and networking solutions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. DCS Telecom will use LeoSat to upgrade its existing satellite solutions, giving customers access […]

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GPS SV01 at Lockheed Martin's processing facility near Denver, Colorado. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

US Air Force Closer to Launching First GPS 3 Satellite

The Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the first GPS 3 satellite, further validating that the U.S. Air Force is ready to launch the first in a series of new GPS assets. According to the Air Force, GPS 3 Space Vehicle 01 (GPS 3 SV01), the first of […]

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An Aerojet Rocketdyne technician inspects the 3D-printed pogo accumulator assembly on an RS-25 development engine at the Aerojet Rocketdyne facility located at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Photo: Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Largest 3D Component Passes Hot Fire Test for RS-25 Rocket Engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA completed hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine containing its largest additively manufactured component to date. NASA believes additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, will help lower the cost of future missions of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. During the 400-second test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, Aerojet […]

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An Ariane 5 vehicle lifts off carrying four Galileo satellites on Dec. 12, 2017. Photo: Arianespace.

Ariane 5 Loft 4 Galileo Satellites in Last Launch of 2017

Arianespace has successfully launched satellites 19, 20, 21 and 22 in the Galileo constellation, using an Ariane 5 heavy launcher on behalf of the European Commission and under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA). The launch took place on Dec. 12 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. Arianespace […]

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