The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a five-year, £50m space...
- A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme
- Global Defence Technology: Issue 83
- Student researchers conduct virtual reality adaptive flight training study
- DARPA’s Hallmark programme seeks additional tech to better manage space assets
- USAF encapsulates SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite for launch
A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a five-year, £50m space innovation programme. Two of the key programmes it will fund will help declutter Earth’s orbits and improve satellite communication. Berenice Baker looks at these in more detail and takes a visual tour of the history of British space innovation from the space race to the near future.
Student researchers conduct virtual reality adaptive flight training study
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB) in Alabama, US, has carried out an adaptive flight training study at Columbus AFB to support the US Air Force’s (USAF) advancement in training and education through virtual reality (VR).
DARPA’s Hallmark programme seeks additional tech to better manage space assets
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Hallmark programme has completed initial research and awarded 11 Phase I contracts for the development of the latest tools and technologies to plan, assess and execute US military operations in space.
USAF encapsulates SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite for launch
The US Air Force (USAF) has encapsulated its fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite for launch.
Curtiss-Wright to supply aerospace instrumentation for USAF programme
Curtiss-Wright has secured a new contract for the delivery of its aerospace instrumentation technology to be used on the high-speed data acquisition system (HSDAS) programme.
Viasat to upgrade UHF SATCOM control stations for Nato
US-based communications company Viasat has secured a new contract to modernise the Nato ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM) control stations.
US AFRL develops IMM solar cells to enhance power efficiency for space
The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has developed new and advanced inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells that can offer increased power efficiency at reduced costs for military space applications.
Forget about the F-35, countries should be buying Saab’s Gripen fighter jet
The Gripen NG fighter jet by all accounts is an excellent fighting aircraft and in direct comparisons can keep up with the world’s best, costing nearly half the price of the F-35.
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