Lockheed Martin gets $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for U.S. Space Force – SpaceNews

The satellites will be operated by the U.S. Space Force and provide initial warning of a ballistic or tactical missile launch anywhere on the globe.  WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract for the production of three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites, the Pentagon announced Jan. 4. The satellites will […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite live and bring its booster back for a landing on terra firma – TechCrunch

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 today from Kennedy Space Center, with a launch window that spans three hours and opens at 9 AM EST (6 AM PST). The mission will carry a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and will include a recovery attempt for the first-stage booster used on the […]

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Russia plans to develop its own space station – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Russia’s own orbital station will consist of three to seven modules unmanned or with a crew of two to four people. MOSCOW, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Russia’s rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station… More about this article in the link […]

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SpaceX will launch a new NASA satellite — and land with a boom this weekend – CNET

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 launch is slated to carry a new NASA and European Space Agency satellite to orbit as soon as Saturday. The payload will be the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which is the latest in a series of satellites that have provided critical data about sea level rise and climate change for […]

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Work Begins On Starlink-Like Constellation Of Small Hypersonic Missile-Tracking Satellites

The Pentagon’s grand space strategy envisions a shift from larger, expensive satellites to massive constellations of smaller, easier to replace ones. The U.S. military has hired L3Harris and SpaceX to build small satellites with powerful infrared sensors capable of spotting and tracking ballistic missiles and hypersonic weapons. These satellites could become part of a large and broader early warning constellation with hundreds of space-based […]

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Satellite Image Shows Pakistani Submarine With Chinese Navy

The Pakistan Navy recently parked one of its submarines in the middle of Chinese Navy warships visiting Karachi. The strong defense ties between Pakistan and China are well reported. Currently the Pakistani Navy is massively growing its submarine branch with eight Chinese-designed Type-039B Yuan Class boats. Parking the sub there shows that the two navies are […]

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UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space – BBC News

The US and UK have accused Russia of testing a weapon-like projectile in space that could be used to target satellites in orbit. The US State Department described the recent use of “what would appear to be actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry” as concerning. Russia’s defence ministry earlier said it was using new technology to perform […]

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Loft Orbital satellite to carry experiment for DARPA’s Blackjack program – SpaceNews

Loft Orbital is working under a contract from SSCI, which received a DARPA contract to fly a demonstration of the Blackjack Pit Boss mission system. WASHINGTON — Loft Orbital’s YAM-3 satellite — scheduled to fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission — will carry a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency experiment for the Blackjack […]

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