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).
Provides expanded Ku-band coverage of North America.
Second GPS III satellite in thermal vacuum testing.
The Lockheed Martin-built InSight Mars lander has completed thermal vacuum testing, preparing the spacecraft for the long journey to the Red Planet.
United Launch Alliance successfully launches Delta II Rocket carrying JPSS-1 satellite for NASA and NOAA
Five CubeSats launched for research and education.
Test signals program moving towards orbital flight operations.
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.
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.
United States missile defense strengthened to 44 interceptors.