The Candidate for the prototype of the DoD integrated communications network

As far as the Defense Department is concerned, there is a need to advance the military communication. They think that the best way is to introduce modern satellite communications services. For a long time, the department has relied on the private sector for those services. Nevertheless, that will change. The reason is that they want […]

Twin Satellites, bound for Mars, phone home

Two small satellites which had started their journey towards Mars have just phoned home for the first time during their expedition. The two satellites are officially known as MarCO-A and MarCo-B. They started off their journey on early Saturday morning (May 5). They were launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base partnering with NASA’s InSight […]

To Maintain The Government Market, Satellite Imaging Companies Must Be Trustworthy 

In the present, commercially satellite data availability is no longer more sophisticated or affordable. However, vendors are still looking to sell it to the government to break the walls of trust issues. It is a fact that intelligence analysts were raised to identify unclassified data as less valuable compared to classified information. According to Robert […]

India’s IRNSS-1I – an advanced, exquisite and cutting-edge navigation satellite

India’s space agency ISRO on Thursday, 12 April 2018, launched an advanced, exquisite and cutting-edge navigation satellite IRNSS-1I from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 04:04 AM (IST). It was deployed into orbit by the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C-41 rocket. This success has come at the time when ISRO […]

The planned launch of Falcon 9 with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Life is full of new discoveries. The death or fall of one organization leads to a rebirth of another. This means nothing that finds its way on earth will easily die due to lack of a predecessor. In the same way, Kepler Space Telescope owned by NASA has accelerated the speed of discovery. This has […]

Intelsat-I: The satellite which revolutionized the development of global telecommunication

Daily we tune into our favorite radio channel, watch sitcoms on televisions or browse the internet on our smartphones. But what we don’t realize or are unaware of the simple fact that all these are made possible through the relay and amplification of radio telecommunication signals by a communication satellite. Even though Sputnik launched by […]

Software-based satellites: A new revolutionary genre of satellites

After setting several milestones in the space technology and research sector, China is set to launch its first software-based satellite called Tianzhi-1 in the second half of the year and will be conducting in-orbit experimental verification. It is intended to be majorly beneficial to the public and to serve the national defense system as well. […]

IRNSS-1I – The crucial launch

Just within a few days of the launch of the indigenously built GSAT-6A, the elite space agency, ISRO is again gearing up to launch its another home built navigation satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The latest launch of ISRO, GSAT-6A witnessed a major setback when scientists lost communication with it. But, ISRO appears […]