An Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Industry-Developed Terminal Successfully Tested with AEHF Satellite

An industry team led by Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin successfully tested a Low Cost Terminal (LCT) this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) protected communications network. The AEHF system, designed for […]

By | August 24, 2017

ViaLight HD rack chassis. Photo: ViaLite.

ViaLite’s RF Links Qualified for US Military WGS Standard

ViaLite has announced that its Radio Frequency (RF) over fiber links are compliant with the U.S. Army MIL-STD-188-164B ARSTRAT-WGS standard. Craig Somach, director of sales for North America, confirmed the ViaLiteHD RF over fiber transmission equipment successfully completed tests carried out in conjunction with a U.S. systems integrator.  Following qualification, ViaLite’s links can be used to connect ground stations […]

By | August 22, 2017

Photo: NASA.

5 Stunning NASA Images of the US Total Eclipse

The total solar eclipse Monday was the first time one has occurred and was visible from the U.S. in more than 30 years. Relive the experience below with some of the best pictures captured by NASA. 1) An image captured by NASA of the moon transiting across the sun. 2) A silhouette of the International Space Station with […]

By | August 22, 2017

Lockheed Martin Makes Final Preparations for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 Earth Imaging Satellite before Launch.

DigitalGlobe Predicts $83 Million from New Australian Gov Contract

DigitalGlobe has signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defense. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe’s commercial satellite imaging constellation to support defense and intelligence missions. The company expects the contract to deliver $83 million in incremental revenue over four years, beginning in January 2018. […]

By | August 17, 2017

USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) – newest Supercarrier in the U.S. Navy fleet.

Globecomm Provides Satellite Communications to US Navy Aircraft Carrier

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first in the new Ford class of nuclear-powered supercarriers commissioned July 22, is going to sea with a Globecomm-designed, multi-functional communications and entertainment system along with the first IP video system in the U.S. Navy fleet, the company announced. As a turnkey solutions provider and systems integration […]

By | August 17, 2017

32 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors conduct a flyover above Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Photo: DOD, Kenneth Kassens.

Orbit Expands Multi-Purpose Satcom Terminal for Helicopter Use

Orbit Communications Systems intends to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne satcom to include helicopters. According to the company, a global provider of defense products and services placed an order valued at approximately $3 million for the delivery of helicopter systems between 2018 and 2022. This is the first time […]

By | August 15, 2017

A satellite terminal at  White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Photo: U.S. Army.

DataPath Selected as Prime Contractor for RS3 Government Contract

DataPath has been selected as a small business prime contractor under the Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services contract, known as RS3. This new $37.4 billion, 10-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract combines the requirements previously met under five expiring contract vehicles to make professional engineering support services centrally available. The RS3 program supports a diverse […]

By | August 15, 2017

The Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Photo: U.S Air Force.

Will the US Space Corps Find a Home in Colorado Springs?

Despite protests from some U.S. Air Force officials, the House Armed Services Committee has moved ahead with the proposed Space Corps branch, passing it as a provision in last month’s National Defense Authorization. While legislation still has a ways to go before the new military branch becomes a reality, officials are eyeing Colorado Springs as […]

By | August 14, 2017

Graphic of the trackable objects in orbit around Earth. Photo: European Space Operation Center.

What Would a Civil Space Traffic Management System Look Like?

We have laws, regulations, and norms of behavior on our roadways, waterways, and airways. We classify and regulate traffic based on things like size, maneuverability, weight, hazard potential, and others. An oil tanker is treated very differently than a kayak, and a truck carrying hazardous fuel is treated quite differently than a Vespa scooter. Do […]

By | August 11, 2017

Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

Lockheed Martin Modernizes U.S. Air Force’s GPS Receivers

Three of six new Lockheed Martin-developed receivers have now been deployed to help the U.S. Air Force maintain the accuracy of GPS satellite signals. These upgrades of the GPS Monitoring Stations from early 1990s technology are part of an overall effort to modernize and maintain the current GPS ground control system, known as the Architecture […]

By | August 10, 2017

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