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55 communication satellites in orbit for the IridiumĀ® NEXT Constellation

Successful 6th launch of 5 new IridiumĀ® NEXT satellites! The sixth batch of IridiumĀ® NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The success of this sixth launch for the IridiumĀ® NEXT program further solidifies the companyā€™s reputation for excelled expertise as prime… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin-built NASA InSight Lander Officially on its Way to Mars

Lockheed Martin SpaceĀ continued its Mars heritage when the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft launched at 4:05 a.m. PT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. InSight has officially begun its six-month long journey to the Red Planet and is scheduled to arrive Nov. 26, 2018. Landers have… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to theĀ International Space StationĀ no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agencyā€™s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

Defense Information System Agency/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awards flight services contract to Rockwell Collins

Services will enable U.S. government aircraft to utilize efficient air traffic control routing to reduce mission time and fuel costs. The Defense Information System Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) has awarded a Data Link Service Provider (DSP) 4 contract to Rockwell Collins. The DSP 4 contract, with options, represents a potential five year… Read More ›

First Images from Lockheed Martin-Built WorldView-4 Satellite Showcase Newest Addition to DigitalGlobeā€™s Imaging Constellation

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE:DGI), has shared the first vibrant, crystal-clear images from the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE:LMT) WorldView-4 satellite, demonstrating the industry-leading resolution, accuracy and agility of its newest imaging spacecraft. ā€œSeeing these first images is only a glimpse of the value WorldView-4 will bring to the world,ā€ said Carl Marchetto, vice president and general manager of… Read More ›

Thales Alenia Space and SENER begin their business alliance in optical payloads for space missions

Pioneering industrial agreement in the Spanish space sector, with a commitment by the two companies to make a joint investment. The engineering and technology group SENER and Thales Alenia Space start effectively their pioneering agreement to execute a joint business plan that will lead the Spanish industry in the development of optical payloads for space… Read More ›

NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agencyā€™s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch… Read More ›

Successful Launch of CASSIOPE: Hybrid Satellite Mission Carrying Science and Telecommunications Payloads.

The Canadian Space AgencyĀ (CSA) is proud to announce that Canadian satellite, Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) was successfully launched today at noon (12:00Ā p.m.Ā EDT). Lift off took place from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX FalconĀ 9 rocket. CASSIOPEĀ is the first Canadian hybrid satellite to carry a dual mission in the… Read More ›

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