By the time Boeing and Lockheed Martin tapped Tory Bruno to take over United Launch Alliance last July, the handwriting was on the wall: ULA was going to need a new rocket if it hoped to remain in business for the long haul.
Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm better known for pushing paper than building hardware, is launching a tiny satellite from the International Space Station this summer that could help the U.S. Air Force clear the air about a laser the service uses to calibrate one of its ground-based telescopes.
The gigantic welding tool that will piece together the stages of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket has been taken apart and will be put back together around August to correct a misalignment that made it impossible to use the machine, a NASA official said.
Raytheon’s selection of a commercial telecommunications satellite owned by SES of Luxembourg to host a GPS-augmentation payload for the U.S. government means that two of the three satellites providing GPS corrections and GPS error notifications will be Boeing all-electric satellites.
ImageSat International suggested its long-delayed Eros-C satellite, now under construction at parent company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will equal the image sharpness of DigitalGlobe’s current 30-centimeter product.
Turkey’s high-resolution Gokturk-1 optical reconnaissance satellite, which was completed months ago but held up because of a dispute over the readiness of an elaborate satellite test and assembly center in Turkey, has been cleared for shipment May 7.
Lockheed Martin's Space Systems division reported a double-digit increase in operating profit for the three months ending March 29 compared to the same period last year.
Eric Stallmer believes the new wave of commercial space ventures is different from his first go-round in the 1990s, citing the greater technological capabilities of the companies in the field, as well as a surge of outside investment into those companies.
Thales Alenia Space, as part of what may be the most elaborate satellite technology-transfer contract ever signed, will be joining forces with Brazilian companies to develop local expertise in satellite thermal control, onboard propulsion, solar arrays and ground support, the company’s chief representative in Brazil said.
The Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC) said its large Express-AM6 satellite is fully operational six months after a launch during which the upper stage of its Proton rocket was suspected of underperforming.
Clyde Space of Scotland will build two 4-kilogram cubesats to be launched in 2017 to study ocean color worldwide in a mission financed by a private U.S. foundation created by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.
Satellite fleet operator APT Satellite Holdings reported higher revenue but lower pretax profit in 2014 as it made profitable use of a borrowed Chinese satellite but was obliged to reduce prices given the oversupply in the Asia-Pacific.
Satellite fleet operator Turksat on April 19 said construction of its first domestically produced satellite, Turksat 6A, has formally begun four months after the project was approved and that the satellite would not be in orbit before 2020.
In 2005, the United States had over 160,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Pentagon was ramping up remotely piloted vehicle operations over both war zones and military operational requirements filled government satellites to capacity…
Russia’s space industry reported a 13 percent decline in export revenue in 2014 but is otherwise midway through a broad restructuring designed to improve quality control, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, said.
In 2014, Paul Allen formed Vulcan Aerospace to realize his vision of easing access and convenience to space, and made Stratolaunch Systems a subsidiary. Vulcan Aerospace plans to cut the cost of sending rockets to low Earth orbit.