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Sensor payload for next-gen missile-defense satellites completes design review - News

August 06, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. and BOULDER, Colo. A new sensor payload developed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace that is intended to equip satellites that detect missile launches has passed a critical design review.

Unmanned

Pegasus XL rocket launches Space Force payload into orbit - News

June 14, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it has launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), using the company’s Pegasus XL rocket. TacRL-2 was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Comms

Military GPS testing to go forward as U.S. Space Force lends allies M-Code receivers - News

March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is loaning allied and partner nations the use of M-Code precise positioning service receiver cards for use in military GPS capability testing as part of a three-year multinational initiative established by USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center.

Comms

Military GPS contract worth $247 million reported by BAE Systems - News

February 17, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. BAE Systems' military GPS business unit has begun work on a $247 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. 

Comms

Hardware win for Abaco Systems to support Space Force tactical satellite communication program - News

January 13, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won an initial award of $900,000 for a design -- with a lifetime potential win of several million dollars -- for a ground control interface that will support the U.S. Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program. 

Comms

Satellite-control authority for AEHF-6 now in the hands of Space Operations Command - News

December 07, 2020

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, EL SEGUNDO, Calif. The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Production Corps reports the successful transfer of satellite-control authority of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle 6 to the Space Operations Command, under whose auspices operational acceptance of the AEHF-6 is expected to occur before the end of 2020 once operational testing has successfully concluded.

Comms

GEO-5 infrared missile-warning satellite to launch in 2021 - News

December 04, 2020

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin announced the U.S. Space Force has determined the fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) is complete and ready for launch in 2021.