SPACE TECHNOLOGY

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RUGGED COMPUTERS: Curtiss-Wright to provide Ethernet switches for Atlas and Delta launch

Rocket scientists at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Centennial, Colo., needed rugged Ethernet switches for the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.

Honeywell upgrades satellite-control electronics

Honeywell to upgrade antenna electronics for Air Force satellite-control station

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 7 July 2014. Satellite control experts at Honeywell Aerospace will upgrade the electronics at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., under terms of a $12.9 million contract modification announced last week.

Lockheed Martin gets $1.86 billion contract to complete fifth and sixth SBIRS GEO satellites

Lockheed Martin gets $1.86 billion contract to complete fifth and sixth SBIRS GEO satellites

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 25 June 2014. Missile defense experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., will build two Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite under terms of a $1.86 billion U.S. Air Force contract modification announced late Tuesday.

GPS electronics getting smaller than ever before

Ever-shrinking GPS electronics could bring satellite navigation to everyone

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 June 2014. Two U.S. military research initiatives are taking aim at shrinking the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation electronics in orbit and on the ground.

Army seeks drastic reductions in the size and power consumption of embedded GPS modules

Army seeks drastic reductions in the size and power consumption of embedded GPS modules

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 June 2014. U.S. Army navigation experts are seeking drastic reductions in the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of embedded GPS satellite navigation modules for use in future wearable and handheld computing, communications, and navigation devices for infantry soldiers.

BAE Systems to develop advanced digital focal plane array detectors for missile defense

BAE Systems to develop advanced digital focal plane array detectors for missile defense

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 June 2014. Electro-optics engineers at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will design special sensitive infrared sensors to enhance the ability of anti-air missiles to detect, track, and destroy incoming ballistic missile warheads.

Reliance on geographical information to drive geospatial technology spending to $2.43 billion in 2018

Reliance on geographical information to drive geospatial technology spending to $2.43 billion in 2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 18 June 2014. U.S. military spending for geospatial technologies will reach $2.43 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif.

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