The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Space Systems Loral a $20.7 million contract to design and build two robotic arms, a critical element of the agency’s plan to create an on-orbit servicing demonstration for satellites in geosynchronous orbit, the company announced July 21.
The launch of Japan's first dedicated military communications satellite will be delayed by two years after a mishap with a blue tarpaulin damaged sensitive antennas during transportation to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, two government sources told Reuters.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force’s latest attempt at finding new ways of buying bandwidth from commercial satellite operators is bogged down by legal questions, delaying the next step in a program aimed at helping the …
The U.S. Navy's newest communications satellite has experienced an undisclosed “anomaly” following its June 24 launch, causing the Navy to suspend the transfer of the satellite to geosynchronous orbit.
The Pentagon wants Congress to approve an additional $39 million to help develop the Air Force’s next-generation GPS ground control system and another $30 million for a high profile space battle management center used by the Defense Department and intelligence community.
The U.S. Air Force said June 30 that a next-generation ground system to control GPS satellites is critically over budget and has triggered a cost-control measure that presumes the program to be cancelled unless the Secretary of Defense certifies it should continue.
DARPA could award contracts worth as much as $21.5 million for industry to develop new software and software architectures that will improve how the Defense Department visualizes and responds to threats in space.
The Defense Department’s Inspector General announced June 15 it would begin an investigation next month into whether the Air Force’s primary launch program is meeting widely-adopted quality and safety standards.
The GPS system is at the crossroads. However, Congress jeopardizing funding for the continuation of the system could bring that progress to a screeching halt, at the expense of military, private citizens and businesses across the country.
In the last nine months, the Pentagon has overhauled its space governance structure, studied how to best reclassify some of its most secretive satellite programs and kicked off a the new process for evaluating next-generation satellite programs.
The U.S. Senate approved a compromise June 14 that would give United Launch Alliance access to as many as 18 Russian RD-180 rocket engines to compete against SpaceX through 2022 for national security launch contracts.
An industry team led by CACI International has won a contract worth as much as $445 million to consolidate work on the Air Force’s main satellite control network, according to a June 13 announcement from the Pentagon.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket launched June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.