Virgin Orbit to Launch First Satellite for Durch Ministry of Defense

Published by Virigin Orbit, 25 January 2021 RNLAF Mission to Explore Advantages of Responsive Launch in Deploying First Small Satellite on LauncherOne Long Beach, California — January 25, 2021 — Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, announced today that it has been selected by the Dutch space engineering company Innovative

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Missile Defense Agency picks 2 vendors for hypersonic weapon tracking sensor prototypes

By Nathan Strout, Published by C4ISRNET, 25 January 2021 WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency selected two companies to build prototype sensors capable of tracking hypersonic weapons from space. L3Harris and Northrop Grumman will create the prototypes for the agency’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor. L3Harris won a $122

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The race to clean up outer space

By Nitin Sreedhar, Published in Mint Lounge - 16 January 2021 Earth's orbit has become so crowded with defunct satellites and debris that scientists worry about accidental collisions affecting new space missions. Governments and startups are now working on ways to fix this great mess The year was 1957. The

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Missile Defense Costs To Soar $5B A Year: CBO

By Theresa Hitchens, Published in Breaking Defense - 15 January, 2021 CBO estimates that developing F-35-launched boost-phase interceptors to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles would cost $25 billion to $40 billion to develop, with an additional $10 billion to $20 billion a year to operate. WASHINGTON: Pentagon investment in

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OneWeb slashes size of future satellite constellation

by Jeff FoustPublished in Space News - 14 January, 2021 WASHINGTON — OneWeb says it’s drastically reducing the size of a proposed next-generation satellite constellation originally envisioned to have nearly 48,000 satellites. In a Jan. 12 filing with the Federal Communications Commission, OneWeb sought permission to amend an application filed

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