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Modeling Directed-Energy Effects to Satellites

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Systems for Satellite Assessments of Laser Effects Analysis

  Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) subject matter experts with extensive experience in the integration of computer-aided design (CAD) data for laser effects analysis supporting the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate…

Satellite System Capabilities

Stemming from the recent satellite launching upon a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, DSIAC was asked to assess the capabilities and assets of a satellite operating company and its subsidiaries. In particular the inquirer was interested…


Making Satellites Safer: The Search for New Propellants

Developing new propellants for satellites to replace toxic hydrazine would make launching and handling satellites safer, but it also requires disrupting current systems, according to researchers. As the number of satellites soars, so will the…

China Tests Micro Propulsion Technology for Space-Based, Gravitational-Wave Detection

Chinese space engineers have tested a micro propulsion technology on a recently launched satellite, which could be used in future space-based, gravitational-wave detection. Experts from the China Academy of Space Technology, under the China Aerospace…

SpaceX Gears Up for Next Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation Launch With Rocket Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company”s fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space. Just over 24 hours after SpaceX aced an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, the company conducted a static-fire test of a Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40