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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Begins Satcom as a Service Evaluation

The U.S. Army has started fielding commercial satellite communications equipment, bandwidth and services to several units around the globe, under a new pilot that will inform leadership on a...

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Aerospace

Three Companies to Build New Multi-Orbit Logistics Prototype Spacecraft

Utilizing commercial technology to facilitate greater in-space mobility for the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is working with three...

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Manned Systems

New Satellite Connectivity for Air Force Research Aircraft

Intelsat will supply new satellite connectivity terminals on several different U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) aircraft, according to a Feb. 14 announcement by the satellite network operator.

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Electronics & Computers

Leonardo to Design Next Generation Atomic Clock for Galileo Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a €12 million contract with Leonardo S.p.A (Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica to design a new atomic...

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Defense

New Commercial Satellite Connectivity Terminals for Air Force Research Aircraft

Intelsat will supply new satellite connectivity terminals on several different U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) aircraft, according to a Feb. 14...

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Aerospace

Advanced Satellite Communications Research

New algorithm strategies and diverse communication techniques are constantly emerging in the telecommunications realm that consumers, commercial, government, and military demand in order to push the boundaries of data throughput to receive information as quickly as possible.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

See the new products, including the SST ESF3 third-generation embedded SuperFlash technology NVM solution in the GF 28SLPe foundry process; General Micro Systems' new rugged display using open-standard Thunderbolt™ 4 technology; Rohde & Schwarz' RF test and measurement solutions; and more.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

LEO Satellites Complete First Ever Link 16 Broadcast From Space

The Space Development Agency (SDA) recently demonstrated the first ever Link 16 network entry from space, connecting tactical messages from low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites...

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Defense

European KC-135s Get Real Time Cockpit System Upgrades

Aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing are the first tankers in U.S. Air Forces in Europe to be equipped with a new data link system, allowing them to communicate and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

100 Satellites Under Development for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 2 Transport Layer

The Space Development Agency (SDA) on Oct. 30 announced a new $617 million agreement with Denver, Colorado-based York Space Systems to...

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Test & Measurement

Spaceflight Operators Seek Learning Period Extension, More Flight Testing

Commercial spaceflight operations need an extension of the Federal Aviation Administration's moratorium on new regulations for space travel that expires at the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Quantum Sensing Enters DoD Landscape in First-of-a-Kind Gyroscope Space Demonstration

The Defense Science Board identified three areas of quantum technology that will be most relevant to the Department of Defense's (DoD) technological...

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Unmanned Systems

PHASA-35 Stratospheric Flight

British engineers have successfully completed a stratospheric flight trial of BAE Systems’ High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) - PHASA-35.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

How Laser Communications Innovation is Finally Coming of Age and Driving Innovation in Defense

Though laser technology has advantages over radio, and those advantages are growing as innovation accelerates, what is essential to realize is that they need not be in competition.

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Propulsion

Moons Aligning

So far this decade, our industry has been heavily impacted by an endless stream of calamities. When impacted in isolation, dealing with a pandemic, weather disasters, supply- chain disruptions, ICE-to-BEV transition...

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Unmanned Systems

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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Aerospace

Multi-Orbit Space Relay Communications

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate selected Viasat to provide on-orbit space relay connectivity for its ARBALEST program, which aims to support a future space-based demonstration of operational capabilities for the Department of Defense.

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Government

11 Companies to Develop New Space Exploration 'Tipping Point' Technologies

A total of 11 U.S.-based companies will develop new technologies ranging from lunar surface power systems to tools for in-space 3D printing under NASA's sixth...

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Photonics/Optics

Euclid Space Telescope Begins Mission to Study Dark Energy and Matter

ESA’s Euclid spacecraft lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, on July 1, 2023. The successful launch marks the...

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Aerospace

In-Space Upgrade Satellite System

Lockheed Martin’s In-Space Upgrade Satellite System (LM LINUSS™) accomplished a successful on-orbit demonstration, proving how small satellites can serve an essential role in sustaining critical space architectures.

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Aerospace

Automated Atmospheric Correction of Nanosatellites Using Coincident Ocean Color Radiometer Data

Researchers present a machine-learning-based method for utilizing traditional ocean-viewing satellites to perform automated atmospheric correction of nanosatellite data.

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Manned Systems

NASA Seeks Space Technologies for Suborbital and Orbital Flight Tests

NASA’s 2023 TechFlights solicitation is now open! Through TechFlights, researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and private research institutions can test...

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Connectivity

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Air Force Forecasts 2040 Operating Environments in Global Futures Report

The Air Force published its Global Futures Report April 12, assessing four potential operating environments Airmen may have to navigate in before the turn of the...

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Defense

Airbus Launches European Defense Fund Research and Development Projects

Airbus has launched two defense research and development projects that it is coordinating as part of the 2021 European Defense Fund (EDF). In July 2022, the European...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Using an Open Architecture Approach to Military Avionics

The system was developed to reduce the high number of controlled flight into terrain accidents in the southeast region of Alaska.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Airbus Developing New Laser Communication Terminal for Military Aircraft

Airbus and VDL Group have signed a partnership agreement for the development and manufacturing of a laser communication terminal for aircraft, known as UltraAir....

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Test & Measurement

Autonomous Transit Bus Nears Its First Year of Operation

Since May 2022, Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have been able to ride within campus boundaries on an autonomous electric bus, one of the largest...

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