OSP-4 is designed to accommodate payloads greater than 400 lbs. The Air Force projects it will procure about 20 missions over nine years.
BAE Systems originally won the contract for the Hallmark Tools, Capabilities, and Evaluation Methodology program in November 2017.
ULA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman submit bids for national security launch procurement contract
ULA and SpaceX currently launch the bulk of U.S. national security satellites while Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin are looking to break in.
Blue Origin filed a “pre-award” protest with the GAO, arguing that the rules set by the Air Force do not allow for a fair and open competition.
On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload.
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical."
The U.S. military is eager to take advantage of small satellite constellations if the technology proves it can fulfill military requirements and the price is right.
An Atlas 5 carrying AEHF-5 lifted off at 6:13 AM EST from Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Spire Global and Kleos Space of Luxembourg announced plans Aug. 6 to create new satellite-derived products aimed at enhancing maritime safety.
The production of the third Delta 4 Heavy rocket under this contract is expected to be completed by January 2024.
Sen. Jack Reed: “I think within a year, next year at this time, we’ll have a Space Force."
The Wide Field Of View satellite will be used in support of the next-generation Overhead Persistent Infrared constellation.
As head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command since 2017, Dickinson has advocated for more training for troops about their dependence on space.
The Air Force integrated a 12U cubesat on the Centaur’s aft bulkhead carrier.
Fair or not, rockets and satellites generally overshadow the ground systems they need to do their missions. But as the U.S. military looks for faster and cheaper ways to get data from satellites, ground systems are attracting growing attention.
GD is selling SATCOM Technologies to "better align its business efforts in core areas."