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Missile-warning satellites get VR boost for accelerated development - News

March 15, 2023

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grumman reports that it is leveraging digital virtual-reality (VR) technology to refine the design and development of the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Polar (NGP) satellites, which it is building for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC).


Satellite relay system intends to augment U.S. space national-security structure - News

August 08, 2022

MCLEAN, Va. Communications company SpaceLink has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC -- Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) under which the partners will cooperate to explore alternative space communications pathways to ensure resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency. 


M-Code GPS receivers delivered to Germany by BAE Systems via FMS - News

July 13, 2022

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. BAE Systems announced delivery to Germany of advanced M-Code GPS receivers for ground-based missions under a contract with U.S. Space Systems Command. 


CubeSats from Navy Research Lab, U.K. defense ministry collab to conduct radiation experiments - News

June 07, 2022

WASHINGTON. A joint experiment between the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the U.K. Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is preparing to launch into space to measure Earth’s ionosphere and particle radiation environment as part of the Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat Experiment (CIRCE) mission.


Missile-warning ground stations garner Northrop Grumman $99.6 million contract from U.S. Navy - News

April 22, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. Northrop Grumman has won a contract worth $99.6 million from the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific to provide mission-critical capabilities for Relay Ground Station-Asia (RGS-A) under which the company will design, develop, integrate, test, and deliver the first of the next-generation relay ground stations to support legacy and future missile-launch and missile-warning detection satellites.


Fireball data collected by government sensors released by Space Force - News

April 08, 2022

WASHINGTON. An agreement between NASA and the U.S. Space Force recently authorized the public release of decades of data collected by U.S. government sensors on fireball events, or large bright meteors also known as bolides, for the benefit of the scientific and planetary defense communities.


Ground-based anti-jam SATCOM capability demoed for U.S. Space Force - News

April 05, 2022

CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing has demonstrated the integration of its Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) software elements with an industry partner’s user terminal, proving technical maturity on the U.S. Space Force’s pathfinder program.