The Pentagon has concluded an additional multi-billion dollar contract with Lockheed Martin, opening the next stage of the order for the launch of a new early warning system for ballistic strikes – Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR). The clause concerns the commencement of industrial production, integration and… Read More »US continues to strengthen its satellite based missiles early warning system
The Finnish-Polish satellite venture ICEYE is counting down the last moments to the launch of the mission of as many as three new satellites that complement the radar imaging constellation developed by the company. The package containing the Iceye X8, -X9 and -X10 instruments is expected to hit orbit on… Read More »ICEYE to deploy 3 new satellites on Falcon 9
In the morning of January 8 GMT, the first space launch in 2021 took place – the launch of the Turkish telecommunications satellite Türksat 5A using the Falcon 9 rocket. Initially scheduled for November 30, 2020, the flight has attracted widespread attention from the Armenian community around the world, dissatisfied… Read More »SpaceX mission with Turkish satellite raises protests
Manufacturing and infrastructure division companies are companies in the space business that manufacture satellites, rockets, ground infrastructure, etc., and provide infrastructure for providing services in the space business. Looking around the world, 2020 was the year SpaceX made a mark in history. SpaceX has launched more than 100 times in… Read More »Trends in Japanese space industry
Review of major industry and scientific events in space in 2020.
Axelspace Corporation, which manufactures microsatellites and provides remote sensing solutions, announced a plan to launch four small satellites “GRUS” at the same time in March 2021. If successful, the earth observation service “Axel Globe”, which is currently operated only by the “GRUS-1A” launched in 2018, will be operated by a… Read More »Axelspace to increase a number of GRUS satellites to 5.
US Space Command operating within the structure of the US Department of Defense has accused Russia of conducting another kinetic anti-satellite weapon test this year. The test was to take place on the night of December 15/16 and was closely monitored by the American early warning systems – it was… Read More »Russia tests anti-satellite missiles
SpaceX Starship High Altitude Flight Test SpaceX has taken on the challenge of high altitude flight testing of the new Starship spacecraft currently under development for the first time . It succeeded in taking off from the pad and reached an altitude of about 12.5 km, but failed to land… Read More »Space Industry News December
The operation to put into orbit another important component of the European constellation of Earth observation satellites, which is the backbone of the Copernicus program, has been successfully completed. The satellite launched on Saturday, November 21, is the Sentinel-6A, delivered as part of the US-European mission under the patronage of… Read More »A new Sentinel in orbit. It will collect data on the oceans and climate change
After months of delays due to rocket technical problems and lockdowns, United Arab Emirate’s government satellite Falcon Eye, was launched from the space center in French Guiana. This is the same design as the one that was lost during the ill-fated flight of the Vega rocket in July 2019. The… Read More »Emirates remote sensing satellite “Falcon Eye” finally in orbit