Space

Raytheon to develop hypertemporal multispectral sensor space instrument for Air Force Research Laboratory

Raytheon to develop hypertemporal multispectral sensor space instrument for Air Force Research Laboratory

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 6 April 2014. U.S. Air Force space surveillance experts are looking to the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., to blend multispectral images of the Earth taken over time to extract important reconnaissance information that otherwise might not be visible to intelligence analysts.

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Hosted payloads are a necessity to save money, combat threats, says U.S. Air Force SMC Col. Beidleman

LONG BEACH, Calif., 5 April 2014. Hosted payloads are a necessity, affirms Colonel Scott Beidleman, director, development planning, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), U.S. Air Force, during the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

LONG BEACH, Calif., 3 April 2014. “We are at an inflection point, and have opportunity now,” says Skot Butler, vice president, satellite networks & space services at Intelsat General Corp. “Technology advances, mounting government pressures, emerging new launch access, and more present the opportunity to have a meaningful new dialog about a national space architecture that benefits us all.”

NDIA urges collaboration between industry and government for aerospace missions

NDIA urges collaboration between industry and government for aerospace missions

LONG BEACH, Calif., 3 April 2014. Hosted payloads are a key method of government cost savings related to aerospace, describes Jeanne Innis Olson, board member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and client sales executive for the Air Force at HP Enterprise Services, at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Boeing’s Simpson: Commercial technologies and approaches, hosted payloads can reduce cost of access to space

Boeing’s Simpson: Commercial technologies and approaches, hosted payloads can reduce cost of access to space

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. When TSAT was cancelled in 2009, the recommendation was to leverage commercial and leverage TSAT technologies to build next-generation aerospace systems and platforms, describes Jim Simpson, president, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Space and Intelligence Systems, The Boeing Company during a talk at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Aerospace firms can do more with less with digital design tools

Aerospace firms can do more with less with digital design tools

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. “The pressures are going to continue and we need to change the way we do business and how we manufacture,” stresses Tim Cahill, vice president, engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Interoperable components with standardized interfaces key to future aerospace systems

Interoperable components with standardized interfaces key to future aerospace systems

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. U.S. Government officials seek interoperable components that support a variety of [satellite] buses, providing an easy, standardized interface, to build satellites more efficiently and competitively, describes Bernard “Bernie” F. Collins II, senior advisor, office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Government, at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Aerospace companies face competitive and congestive threats, as well as budget pressures

Aerospace companies face competitive and congestive threats, as well as budget pressures

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. “While operating on all cylinders, [aerospace and defense] developers are facing new challenges – competitive and congestive threats in space and back on Earth very real budget pressures,” recognizes Mark Calassa, vice president of protected communications systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Aerospace Corp. executive presents challenges of meeting military space requirements during Space Tech Conference

Aerospace Corp. executive presents challenges of meeting military space requirements during Space Tech Conference

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. The second day of the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif., is opening with a military keynote panel on “Innovation, Resiliency, and Affordability – Meeting Military/DoD Space Requirements.”

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Aerospace technology providers work to advance electronics, lower costs to drive more launches

LONG BEACH, Calif., 1 April 2014. Cargo and crew space transportation is “not an ‘economies of scale’ type of business. We’re looking at building 30 or 40 of something,” which doesn’t lend to lower costs for electronic components and subsystems, materials, and so on,” explains Arianespace President Clay Mowry during the keynote panel session at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

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Aerospace market robust, driving electric propulsion, says Arianespace expert at Space Tech Conference

LONG BEACH, Calif., 1 April 2014. Shaping the future of space transportation are SpaceX, Arianespace, United Launch Alliance (ULA), and Orbital Sciences, according to Carissa Christensen, managing partner, of the Tauri Group. Christensen moderated the keynote session, “Launch Services Market – Competition, Access & Affordability,” at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Boeing chosen to help DARPA find ways to launch satellites inexpensively from aircraft in $30.7 million contract

Boeing chosen to help DARPA find ways to launch satellites inexpensively from aircraft in $30.7 million contract

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2014. Rocket scientists at the Boeing Co. Advanced Network & Space Systems segment in Huntington Beach, Calif., will help U.S. military researchers develop rapid and inexpensive launch capability to place small satellites in orbit at a cost of less than $10,000 per pound.

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

HOUSTON, 16 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

Ka-band VSAT tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

Ka-band tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., 16 March 2014. TECOM Industries Inc. in Thousands Oaks, Calif., is introducing the KaStream 5000 satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna for mounting in the tail of aircraft for airborne in-flight connectivity.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions launches Ku-band Iso-Divider product line for space applications

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions launches Ku-band Iso-Divider product line for space applications

CHANDLER, Ariz., 13 March 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions is launching its new Ku-band Iso-Divider product line designed for satellite applications.

Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace delivers antennas for GPS III military satellites

Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace delivers antennas for GPS III military satellites

CARPINTERIA, Calif., 12 March 2014. Engineers at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., sought advanced antenna technology for their work on the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites. They found their solution at the Astro Aerospace strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman Corp.

NASA scientists plan near-Earth asteroid photo fly-by; ask industry for space-qualified color imaging camera

NASA scientists plan near-Earth asteroid photo fly-by; ask industry for space-qualified color imaging camera

PASADENA, Calif., 2 March 2014. U.S deep-space researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to develop space-qualified cameras for CubeSat spacecraft. CubeSats, which will be launched on deep-space exploration missions, measure 10 by 10 by 10 centimeters, and are about the size of large softballs.

Ball Aerospace develops Ion Velocity Meter to fly on microsatellite under Air Force contract

Ball Aerospace develops Ion Velocity Meter to fly on microsatellite under Air Force contract

BOULDER, Colo., 17 Feb. 2014. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. won a $5.8 million contract from the Defense Weather System Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif., for the production of the Ion Velocity Meter (IVM) under the U.S. Air Force Space Situational Awareness Environmental Monitoring program to fly aboard COSMIC-2, the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate-2.

Rugged multi-layer ceramic capacitors for space, avionics, and military applications introduced by AVX

Rugged multi-layer ceramic capacitors for space, avionics, and military applications introduced by AVX

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., 9 Feb. 2014. AVX Corp. in Fountain Inn, S.C., is introducing space-level, base metal electrode (BME), X7R dielectric multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for manned and unmanned spacecraft, as well as for orbiting satellites. The MLCCs also are for a range of high-reliability aviation and military applications.

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U.S. Navy selects Behlman COTS power supplies for airborne missions

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 8 Feb. 2014. Behlman Electronics Inc., a provider of power products for military airborne, shipboard, and mobile programs and a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., won an order for its Model 00389 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies. These power supplies have been used by the U.S. Navy since 1999, to support anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems.  

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