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Defence Secretary announces UK-French missile cooperation

“Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Franco-British Centres of Excellence for missile technology in Stevenage and Bolton. Sir Michael […] The post Defence Secretary announces UK-French missile cooperation appeared first on

NASA's SMAP Satellite To Use Northrop Grumman's AstroMesh(R) Reflector to Collect Data on Climate and Weather Fluctuations

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Nov. 21, 2014 -- Intended to effortlessly spin on-orbit at nearly 15 revolutions per minute collecting data, Northrop Grumman's (NYSE: NOC) lightweight mesh reflector has been successfully installed on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft and delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for launch

Wanted: Insights to Guide Creation of Robotic Satellite-Servicing Capabilities in Geostationary Earth Orbit

  An increasing number of expensive, mission-critical satellites are launched every year into geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), approximately 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the Earth. Unlike objects in low Earth orbit (LEO), such as the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites in GEO are essentially unreachable with current technology. As a

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