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Russian Launcher Inserts Israel’s Amos-4 Com. Satellite into Orbit

Amos 4 was built for Spacecom, a satellite communications service provider operating internationally from Israel. Amos-4 satellite was launched today (August 31, 2013) on 23:05 on...

Solar HALE Drones Turn into Atmospheric Satellites

While DARPA refocuses its SOLAR HALE ambitions, a privately funded company is determined to launch a solar drone into an 'atmospheric orbit', tapping evolving...

India deploys first IRNSS navigational satellite in space

India successfully launched its first navigational satellite into orbit Monday July 1 2013, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota. IRNSS-1A, the first...

Russian Proton M fails to insert 3 GLONASS Satellites into Orbit

A launch of three Russian Glonass navigation satellites failed today as the Proton M rocket failed immediately after liftoff, tumbled, veered off its trajectory,...

Protecting Satellites in Orbit

Carter said the US has established an integrated effort to in understanding the anti-satellite threat, and preparing a work plan on how the US...

SATCOM Assists ESA-EDA Demonstration of UAV Airspace Integration

A European project designed to prove the feasibility of operating unmanned aerial systems in non-segregated airspace completed six missions flown form the Spanish Air...

Boeing’s ‘Phantom Phoenix’ Introduce Medium, Small and Nano Satellites

A family of small satellites under development at Boeing are designed to be quickly tailored for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions

China May be Preparing for Third Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Test In January

China may be planning to conduct an anti-satellite (ASAT) test sometime this month, The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) claims in a recent post published by USC China Project Director Gregory Kulacki. Unlike previous tests conducted at the lower earth orbit, this test could be aimed at the medium orbit, at an altitude of 20,000 km above earth

Space News Roundup – December 2012

Lockheed wins $1.9 billion contract for two U.S. satellites Lockheed Martin has won a contract valued at $1.9 billion to build two additional advanced military...

Was The Alleged Attack on Sudan Prelude to Iran?

EROS Satellite images of the Yarmouk ammunition plant in Khartum, Sudan, before and after the pre-dawn attack October 24, 2012. Photos: Imagesat
A powerful explosion at the Yarmuk military factory rocked Sudan's capital before dawn, sending detonating ammunition flying through the air and causing panic, the...

Iran Flexing Muscles Part 3: Air Defense & Ballistic Missiles

The Raad air defense missile comprises of the Taer air defense missiles
In recent weeks Iran has introduced new guided weapon systems claimed to be based on indigenous developments. Among these weapons are precision guided versions of the Zelzal medium range rocket, and Taer medium-range air-defense missile, positioned to be a precursor for the country’s new category of air defense weapon systems.

Israel, Italy Exchange Multi-Billion Dollar Defense Contracts

The Italian defense group Finmeccanica announced yesterday it has signed contracts worth approximately $850 million under a collaboration agreement between the Italian government and...

Italy Expands Airborne C4ISR Capabilities

The ministries of defense Israel and Italy have signed today two agreements formalizing several defense acquisition packages worth over two billion US$. The Government-to-Govenrment...

Could Dust Packed Missiles Clean Low-Earth Orbit?

Millions of small debris orbiting earth at Low Earth Orbit (LEO - at altitudes of 2,000 kilometers and below) are posing serious risk to manned and unmanned spacecraft. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) suggest that ballistic missiles loaded with tons of tungsten dust could be used to ‘sweep’ these objects from their LEO orbit, slowing and lowering them into the upper atmosphere, where they will decay the heat generated from drag induced by the upper earth atmosphere.
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