Category Archives: Space

Marine Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli Selected as NASA Astronaut Candidate, Fulfilling Childhood Dream

Marine Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli Selected as NASA Astronaut Candidate, Fulfilling Childhood Dream

NASA photo.

Two decades ago, a young Jasmin Moghbeli decided she wanted to be an astronaut. She researched Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, for a school project, and she knew then that space exploration was her goal.

But by 2010, that dream had slipped a bit further away. Moghbeli was flying AH-1 Cobra missions in Afghanistan and loving her job as a Marine Corps pilot.

When NASA sought applications in 2015 for its next class of astronauts, though, Moghbeli knew it was now or never – and out of more than 18,000 applicants, she was selected to achieve her childhood dream of training to become an astronaut. Read More

Fifth MUOS Satellite Now Delivering UHF Communications After 2016 Launch Challenges

Fifth MUOS Satellite Now Delivering UHF Communications After 2016 Launch Challenges

The fifth satellite of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, Calif., satellite manufacturing facility prior to its June 2016 launch. Lockheed Martin photo.

The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite is now operational and delivering secure communications to legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios, Lockheed Martin announced today. Read More

Experts Warn House Panel of U.S. Satellite Network Vulnerabilities

Experts Warn House Panel of U.S. Satellite Network Vulnerabilities

MUOS-4 Launch Cape Canaveral AFS. September 2, 2015. ULA Photo

While use of space-based assets to find out where you are, download a movie or Skype with family on the other side of the world are now taken as much for granted as electricity, two House panels were told these satellites are increasingly vulnerable to jamming, laser attacks and enemy kill vehicles. Read More

Navy Prepares For Launch Of Final MUOS Satellite; AoA For Follow-On Expected In 2018

Navy Prepares For Launch Of Final MUOS Satellite; AoA For Follow-On Expected In 2018

The fifth satellite of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California satellite manufacturing facility in January 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

The fifth satellite of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California satellite manufacturing facility in January 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

The Navy is preparing to launch the last satellite in its new constellation that will provide a massive increase in secure, high-quality and high-volume voice and data communications with nearly worldwide coverage, designed for mobile users with hand-held devices but available to joint forces on ships and in aircraft and ground vehicles. Read More