Northrop Grumman to Develop Prototype Constellation

Northrop Grumman Corporation today received an award with a potential value of $692 million from the Space Development Agency (SDA) to produce and field an innovative, proliferated constellation of 42 low-Earth orbit (pLEO) satellites for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) mesh satellite communications network. T1TL will provide resilient, low-latency, high-volume data transport supporting U.S. military missions around the world.…

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Fifth Astute class Christened Barrow-in-Furness

The fifth Astute class submarine has officially been named Anson in a ceremony at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. In line with tradition, Anson was blessed by The Venerable Martyn Gough QHC, Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy and then christened with a bottle of cider being smashed against her hull. The 97 meter…

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Naval Research Lab Space Research Group to Validate Satellite Interoperability

October 14, 2020 – A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research group will use its background in space system development to help ensure future satellites have the capability to work together. Announced Aug. 31, NRL’s work supports the Space Development Agency’s two multi-million dollar contract awards for the development of the first generation of the Transport Layer, representing the first…

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