DENVER. The nonprofit organization Mars One has chosen Lockheed Martin to develop and construct the mission concept study and lander for the first Mars spacecraft to embark on a private launch. The lander will be based on Lockheed Martin’s successful NASA Phoenix spacecraft that launched in 2007.
EL SEGUNDO, CA. Boeing has launched their first Inmarsat-5 satellite, which sent its first signals from orbit. Boeing plans to establish the world’s first globally-available high-speed mobile broadband service for commercial and government use, called Global Xpress.
LCR Electronics relocates backplane, chassis, systems product divisions to LCR Embedded Systems; remaining divisions sold to Astrodyne
NORRISTOWN, PA. Founder of LCR Electronics, Nissen Isakov, has announced the company’s backplane, chassis, and systems product divisions will now operate under a new business entity, LCR Embedded Systems. The former owner of LCR Electronics will now head LCR Embedded Systems, while the remaining filter and control product lines have been sold to Astrodyne.
YORBA LINDA, CA. Sabtech CEO Michael Carter has purchased the company and 100 percent of the company’s stock. Carter was recently promoted to CEO from president of Sabtech in July 2013.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. Creative Electronic Systems (CES) has announced the VPP-8112 video I/O and processor XMC. The VPP-8112 incorporates various input/output channels with efficient image processing capability in a small, air-cooled or conduction-cooled format.
Rockwell Collins has released a small, lightweight, low-powered Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM)-based GPS receiver, MicroGRAM. Specifically designed for military use, the GPS receiver is the size of a postage stamp and provides accurate positioning, anti-jamming/spoofing, and security, resulting in assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).
TUCSON, AZ. U.S. Navy personnel are deploying the Standard Missile-6 from Raytheon for the first time, reaching initial operational capability on schedule.
CARLSBAD, Calif. BAE Systems, UK chose ViaSat Inc., to deliver the Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24 for installation on the Cobham Falcon 20 to support Link 16 network pre-deployment training. The STT, which was co-developed by ViaSat and Harris Corp., is a certified VHF/UHF and Link 16 two-channel radio that is authorized for transmission in the UK airspace on any platform that has the same clearance approval.
CAMBRIDGE, UK. Blighter Surveillance Systems has announced its Blighter Revolution 360, a lightweight, low-cost e-scan vehicle-mobile radar. The radar is capable of detecting small and slow-moving targets, even in cluttered environments, with its Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Doppler fast-scan processing.
SAN DIEGO. Rockwell Collins and Lockheed Martin engineers completed airborne testing of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and the new Wideband Code Divisional Multiple Access (WCDMA) waveform leveraging the latest version of the Rockwell Collins ARC-210 airborne software defined radio (SDR). Rockwell Collins made the announcement at the MILCOM show in San Diego this week.