WATCH as Russian Soyuz rocket launches 36 separate satellites into near-Earth orbit as part of joint mission with UK firm

Published in Russia Today, 25 March 2021 After a successful launch, a Russian Soyuz rocket is on its way to low Earth orbit to drop off 36 satellites created by UK firm OneWeb, set to join a “constellation” of small devices designed to expand internet coverage worldwide. Moscow’s space agency

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Lockheed, Northrop to compete for Next Generation Interceptor program

by Ed Adamczyk, Published by Space War, 24 March, 2021 Washington DC (UPI) - Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will build competing versions of the Next Generation missile defense interceptor, the Missile Defense Agency announced. A Defense Department statement on Tuesday said contract awards were structured to carry "two designs

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THAAD missile launch

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

THAAD missile launch (Breaking Defense) 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

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A composite of long exposure images showing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation passing over London earlier this year. Photograph: Stephen Chung/Alamy Live News

Are Elon Musk’s ‘megaconstellations’ a blight on the night sky?

A composite of long exposure images showing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation passing over London earlier this year. Photograph: Stephen Chung/Alamy Live News By Stuart Clark, Published by the Guardian, 12 September 2020 Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape The

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