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 »

Aerospace Laser Beacons Light Up U.S. Satellites Around the World

Aerospace scientist Steven Beck earlier this year found himself aboard a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 headed for a remote region on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia, to calibrate the infrared sensor on a satellite in geosynchronous orbit.  More »

AEHF Satellite Program Advances

MILSATCOM Systems Director James Liau delivered a detailed presentation on the current state of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program.  More »

The Aerospace Corporation Confirms Reentry of UARS

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2011) — NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) has fallen back to Earth, according to systems monitoring the satellite at The Aerospace Corporation. “An event like this is very exciting to us at Aerospace because there is a great opportunity to learn something new,” said Dr. Bill Ailor, director […]  More »

Decommissioned UARS Satellite Soon to Reenter Earth’s Atmosphere

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2011) — The Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) is predicted to reenter Earth’s atmosphere Friday, Sept. 23, at 9:04 Pacific Time, plus or minus 3 hours. “This is not an uncommon event; space debris is reentering our atmosphere all of the time,” said Dr. William Ailor, director of the Center […]  More »

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