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Ball Aerospace wins major U.S. Air Force contract for next-gen weather satellite

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to deliver the next-generation operational environmental satellite system, Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M), for the Department of Defense (DoD).


EchoStar 105/SES-11 enters commercial service

Provides expanded Ku-band coverage of North America.


On a production roll: Lockheed Martin assembles third U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite

Second GPS III satellite in thermal vacuum testing.


Validating NASA’s next mission to Mars

The Lockheed Martin-built InSight Mars lander has completed thermal vacuum testing, preparing the spacecraft for the long journey to the Red Planet.


Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft conducts successful free-flight test

Test signals program moving towards orbital flight operations.


Schneider honored for helping unravel mysteries of Mars

University of Colorado Boulder Professor Nick Schneider has been awarded NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his contributions to the success of NASA’s orbiting MAVEN mission now at Mars.


Ready for launch, Ball Aerospace completes prep for JPSS-1 satellite

NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) is encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle ready for lift off from Space Launch Complex-2W at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on November 14, 2017 at 1:47 a.m., PST. JPSS-1 is a collaborative effort between NOAA and NASA.


Harris Corporation completes development of fully digital navigation payload for future GPS III satellites

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has completed development of the company’s fully digital Mission Data Unit (MDU), which is at the heart of its navigation payload for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellites 11 and beyond.


Boeing missile defense team loads milestone missile into silo

United States missile defense strengthened to 44 interceptors.