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Northrop Grumman Chosen to Develop Concept for Lunar Railroad

On March 19, the American national defense company, Northrop Grumman, announced that they were selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a concept for a Lunar Railroad. This concept is part of DARPA’s 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) Capability Study which seeks to “identify risks, commercial solutions over coming decade to enable future lunar economy”...

North Korea Plans to Launch Multiple Spy Satellites By End of Year

On April 1, North Korea announced that it has planned to launch at least 3 more spy satellites into Earth's orbit by the end of the year. North Korea put its first spy satellite in orbit in November of this year, according to Yonhap News Agency.  Pak Kyong-su, the vice director of the North Korean National Aerospace Technology Administration said...

China Release Statement About Recent Satellite Launch Failure

A statement from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center said that two satellites it recently launched experienced "abnormalities" on March 14th. The launch occurred on March 13th and involved a Yuanzheng-1S upper stage aircraft carrying two satellites, the DRO-A and DRO-B, on a Long March-2C rocket. While the Long March's first and second stages operated normally but the Yuanzheng suffered an "abnormality"...

SpaceX to Build Spy Satellites for US Intelligence Agency, Sources Say

What Happened: SpaceX is supposedly building a network of hundreds of spy satellites under contract with  U.S. intelligence. Unnamed sources approached the media and discussed deepening ties with Musk's space program and national security agencies. The network is estimated to be worth around $1.8 billion, according to the National Reconnaissance Office, which manages spy satellites. This could be another extension of...

SpaceOne Rocket Launch in Japan Crashes

Failure to launch Space One, a Tokyo-based private firm established in 2018, attempted to launch a rocket carrying a Japanese government satellite today, March 13th. At around 11:01 am local time, it blew up about five seconds after liftoff. The rocket took off in Kushimmoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Western Japan, at Space Port Kii. The rocket was destroyed, and the government-supplied...

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The Evolving Policy of South Africa in the DRC

As South Africa heads to its very important general elections next month, recent words from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signal a potential change in South Africa's approach to their military intervention in the...

Philippines Receives First Batch of BrahMos Missile

The Acquisition The Philippines Armed Forces (AFP) received its first Brahmos super-sonic anti-ship missile today, April 19th, after arriving from Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 aircraft. This deal began in 2017 and was approved in...

French Bank to Face Lawsuit Over Alleged Assistance in Sudan Genocide

A US judge has ruled that BNP Paribas, a French bank, is to face a lawsuit for allegedly assisting Sudan's previous dictatorship in carrying out the Darfur Genocide, as well as other abuses in...