Satellites

SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support

US Space Force’s SBIRS GEO-6 satellite ready for launch

The production of the US Space Force’s latest missile warning satellite, the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-6), has been completed ahead of schedule as it readies for launch in 2022

DARPA awards Northrop Grumman PNT contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing payload, with options to build units destined for space flight

Space boost as Lockheed Martin produce Q2 results

Lockheed Martin reported a net sales increase of over US$800m in Q2 this year compared with the same reporting period in 2020 due in part to strong figures from the Space business segment

Landmark UK Space Command to open next week

The UK Space Command is expected to formally open its headquarters inside RAF High Wycombe in the coming days

UK space launch elements coming together

Space systems provider Moog will complete the development of its first Small Launch Orbital Manoeuvring Vehicle later in 2021

EUTELSAT 36D to host secure UHF military payload

Airbus will place a dedicated Ultra High Frequency military communications payload on board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite

US intelligence satellite placed into orbit

Northrop Grumman has successfully placed a National Reconnaissance Office payload into orbit

New USSF space access capability launched

Northrop Grumman has launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 payload into orbit for the US Space Force using the company’s Pegasus XL rocket