Satellite, SatCom, and Space Technology

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AgileVIEW Series 2 consoles provide flexibility, features to control room operators

AgileVIEW Series 2 consoles provide flexibility, features to control room operators

LA GRANGE, Texas, 19 Aug. 2015. ImageVision Inc. is unveiling its AgileVIEW Series 2 line of control consoles, used by various air traffic management/air traffic control (ATM/ATC) and airport operations entities.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Aug. 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision military aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

NASA notifies industry of CubeSat launch opportunities from 2016 to 2019

GREENBELT, Md., 13 Aug. 2015. Space exploration experts at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are inviting government researchers, non-profits, and schools to propose tiny satellite spacecraft and missions to be scheduled over the next four years.

Raytheon readies full-scale development of carrier-based GPS landing system

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts are planning to award a 6-year contract to Raytheon Co. for full-scale development of an aircraft carrier instrument landing system based on differential Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology.

Rockwell Collins provides prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

Rockwell Collins provides prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a precision Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system for a differential GPS-based carrier landing system. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

RF amplifiers for EW, avionics, radar, and SATCOM introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 12 Aug. 2015. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of coaxial high-reliability power RF amplifiers for applications in electronic warfare (EW), avionics, radar, test and measurement, and satellite communications (SATCOM).

Lockheed Martin wins commercial Atlas launch contract for EchoStar XIX communications satellite

Lockheed Martin wins commercial Atlas launch contract for EchoStar XIX communications satellite

DENVER, 11 Aug. 2015. EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ:SATS) officials sought a provider of commercial launch services for its EchoStar XIX communications satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. They found their launch provider in Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT).

Boeing continues development on XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

Boeing continues development on XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 Aug. 2015. U.S. military researchers are pushing forward with a project to design a reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft able to carry and deploy 3,000-to-5,000-pound satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) for less than $5 million per launch.

Lockheed Martin to provide support and obsolescence mitigation for AEHF SATCOM

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 3 Aug. 2015. Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a couple of contracts to help bring the U.S. military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) high-bandwidth satellite communications (SATCOM) network on line later this year.

Secure, Lockheed Martin-built AEHF military satellite communications network now operational

Secure, Lockheed Martin-built AEHF military satellite communications network now operational

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 31 July 2015. The Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite network, considered to be among the world’s most impenetrable satellite communications (SatCom) systems, is now operational. The U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and the U.K. now have a modern, operational protected network to connect their militaries when responding to global crises, officials say.

NASA satellite camera delivers photo of Earth from distance of 1 million miles

NASA satellite camera delivers photo of Earth from distance of 1 million miles

WASHINGTON, 22 July 2015. NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from 1 million miles away.

DSCOVR

The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, will maintain the nation's real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA's space weather alerts and forecasts. Without timely and accurate warnings, space weather events like the geomagnetic storms caused by changes in solar wind have the potential to disrupt nearly every major public infrastructure system, including power grids, telecommunications, aviation and GPS.

AdaCore GNAT Pro development environment supports Wind River VxWorks 7 RTOS

AdaCore GNAT Pro development environment supports Wind River VxWorks 7 RTOS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 22 July 2015. AdaCore has extended its Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) support with the GNAT Pro development environment on VxWorks 7. AdaCore engineers worked closely with Wind River professionals on this new product, ensuring that it would support both single- and multi-core systems, as well as other architectures.

DLA Energy supports NASA New Horizons spacecraft in Pluto mission

DLA Energy supports NASA New Horizons spacecraft in Pluto mission

The Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s support now extends to the edge of the solar system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto. Propellants used along the spacecraft’s journey, as well as the fuel and other products used in the Atlas V rocket that launched New Horizons were all procured, stored, and transported by DLA Energy.

Domaille Engineering to provide thermal management assemblies to Lockheed Martin for Space Fence

Domaille Engineering to provide thermal management assemblies to Lockheed Martin for Space Fence

ROCHESTER, Minn., 1 July 2015. Domaille Engineering LLC won a multimillion-dollar contract from Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] to manufacture thermal management assemblies for the Space Fence Program.

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