Aerospace Tests a Mars Lander at the Edge of Space

Aerospace scientists are designing and testing a low-cost vehicle for exploring Mars.  More »

Atlas V Boosts Third AEHF to Orbit

An Atlas V rocket boosted the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite to orbit on Wednesday morning, Sept. 18.  More »

Aerospace Plays Major Role in NASA’s LADEE Mission

The inaugural launch of Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur V rocket on Sept. 6 carried the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, a mission Aerospace has been supporting for NASA over the past five years.  More »

A Counting Conundrum

A U.S. government system to track objects in space is running out of digits, and a new system must be developed to fix the problem.  More »

Sometimes, Smaller is Better

Small satellites are all the rage in a budget-constricted climate and Aerospace has been on the front lines of this minimalist movement.  More »

Delta IV Delivers Sixth WGS Satellite

A Delta IV rocket launched into the dusk from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 37 Wednesday, Aug. 7, carrying the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM high-capacity communications satellite.  More »

In Brief

In Brief: News & Notes Aerospace Supports Iridium NEXT Iridium Satellite Communications Inc. is planning to field its next generation of communication satellites known as Iridium NEXT. Aerospace has been playing an important role in moving the project forward. Iridium NEXT will be the largest constellation of its kind, said Karl Baker, senior project leader […]  More »

Broadband Satellite Communications for Future U.S. Military and Coast Guard Operations in an Ice-Free Arctic

Broadband Satellite Communications for Future U.S. Military and Coast Guard Operations in an Ice-Free Arctic The Aerospace Corporation is exploring possibilities for satellite broadband services in the Arctic, as that region is rapidly changing because of ice melt. Patrick L. Smith, Leslie A. Wickman, and Inki A. Min   During the past 23 years, 41 […]  More »

Multinational Monitoring

Multinational Monitoring The global proliferation of remote sensing satellite systems is allowing space to contribute more than ever to climate and disaster monitoring. The growing capabilities and numbers of such satellites are providing tangible benefits that will increase as climate change effects are felt. Two examples of how these contributions are being coordinated include: The […]  More »

Atlas V Launches Its Biggest Payload Ever

The most powerful version of the Atlas V rocket lifted the Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite to orbit July 19.  More »

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