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 »

« Previous Page