This article reviews the factors that influence development time, and provides historical satellite development time examples.Read More What Determines the Development Time of a Satellite?
Radio frequency (RF) monitoring satellites are specialized spacecraft used for the purpose of monitoring and analyzing radio frequency signals in the electromagnetic spectrum emanating from various sources on Earth or in space. These sources can include everything from telecommunications signals, military communication, navigation systems, and other RF sources.Read More What is Space-based Radio Frequency (RF) Monitoring and Why is it Important?
In the realm of space technology, a significant shift is underway: the disaggregation of satellite functionalities. This approach deconstructs traditional satellite capabilities into smaller, specialized units. It marks a departure from the ‘one satellite, many functions’ principle towards a model where multiple smaller satellites, each dedicated to a specific function, collaborate to accomplish a common mission.Read More Redefining Space Missions: The Disaggregation of Satellite Functionalities
This article explores the basics of GPS radio occultation, its history and scientific value, occultation measurement processes, new technical developments, and some of the organizations utilizing the technique today. This article also examines the growing applications of radio occultation data across weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and space weather.Read More What is GPS Radio Occulation and Why is it Important?
The document describes the Lockheed Martin In-space Upgrade Servicing System (LM LINUSS), a pair of small satellites designed to demonstrate rendezvous and proximity operations capabilities for future on-orbit servicing missions. The LM LINUSS satellites are part of Lockheed Martin’s LM50 family of 12U CubeSats, measuring about 8x8x12 inches each. They were launched into geosynchronous orbit in November 2022 as secondary payloads on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.Read More Paper: LM LINUSS – Lockheed Martin In -Space Upgrade Servicing System (LM 2023)