Rejuvenating Space Exploration would enhance the United States Manufacturing sector

President Donald Trump has indicated his willingness to continue the United States push for advanced space exploration. This is after he decided to reconstitute the National Space Council. Space exploration has not been active for some time now after the exit of George H.W Bush government. The council will have its chair as Mike Pence […]

SpaceX and Others Create a Stiffer Competitive Atmosphere for Launch Contracts as Space Flights for Human Draw Near

The Pentagon, for about ten years, has relied solely on United Launch Alliance for satellites’ launching in space. The collaboration of Boeing and Lockheed Martin monopolized the lucrative market of launches until Elon Mask and his company SpaceX filed a suit to exercise his right to bid for launch contracts a couple of years ago. […]

GOES-S Advanced Weather Satellite Set to Launch

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is set to launch this week. Once it reaches final orbit, it is to be renamed GOES-West. Together with GOES-East, which is already in orbit, its purpose is to provide precise images of the weather conditions over the United States. In particular, they are designed to track cyclones, storms, […]

United States Air Force Set to Buy Jam-Resistant GPS Satellites

The Pentagon has plans to spend approximately $2 billion over the next five years, investing in 22 new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. The solicitation for bids was posted by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on February 13, with production to begin in 2019. This is in addition to the 10 they […]

GOES-R delivered by Atlas V for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

First from pair of new weather satellites designed and built by Lockheed Martin was delivered yesterday to orbit on atop of Atlas V rocket. Launch was performed from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral eighteen minutes before midnight. This could be good sum up of present position of ULA on the market – maybe SpaceX got CRS-1 […]

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Signs Saudi Satellite for the First Time 

The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, toured the Silicon Valley facility of Lockheed Martin on April 5. Sunnyvale is considered as the home to most of the satellite programs of the company and technologies for solar array production, cutting-edge research and development and missile defense.  Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed […]

Two American military satellites delayed to 2018

Two military satellites planned to be launched before end of 2017 are delayed due the technical problems. The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected communications spacecraft and fourth Space Based Infrared Systems-Geosynchronous missile tracking satellites will reach orbit in first months of 2018. Satellites were planned to be launched on October 11, 2017 and November 9 […]

SBIRS-Geo-3 delivered to orbit during first ULA mission in 2017

United Launch Alliance Atlas V delivered to orbit yesterday latest Space Base Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite under contract with Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin signed in 2012. Satellite will be third in new constellation of early warning system against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Originally planned for Thursday, 19 January (local time), mission was […]

WorldView-4 delivered to orbit during 66th Atlas V mission !

Perfectly prepared and perfectly conducted – ULA against showed class during launch of WorldView-4 imaging satellite with piggyback payload of seven Cubesat satellites. This launch was postponed for two months due the huge fire devastating forests around Vandenberg Air Force Base. Atlas V with WorldView-4 luckily remained untouched, just as launch facilities and launch pad. Yesterday, […]