From Northrop Grumman:
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2018 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have set a new standard for wireless transmission by operating a data link at 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) over a distance of 20 kilometers in a city environment.
The two-way data link, which featured active pointing and tracking, was demonstrated Jan. 19, 2018 in Los Angeles.
From Los Angeles Times:
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said Thursday it will acquire Millennium Space Systems of El Segundo, a maker of small satellites, in the latest indication that tiny spacecraft are upending the industry.
From Smart Cities Dive:
AT&T named Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC and Oklahoma City as three more locations where it will roll out its 5G network this year.
In a release, AT&T said it was deliberately targeting a mix of large and mid-sized cities, saying "all Americans should have access to next-gen connectivity to avoid a new digital divide."
Milliwave Silicon Solutions, inc. is pleased to announce that it entered a representation agreement with QuantumFlow for Southern California and Arizona for its MilliBox product line. MilliBox is the first affordable, compact and modular OTA radiation pattern test tool designed by and for mmWave engineers.
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which orbited Earth from 2002-2017. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system.
The entire QF team will be attending IMS/IEEE this year in Philadelphia. This years show will focus on advancements in health and medicine via Microwave, RF, and Mm-wave technology, and the usual players will be there showcasing new products for aerospace, defense, 5G, communications, etc.
You can find us at the show, and/or one of the following supplier booth's below:
Polyfet RF #1112
Nova / Res-Net #404
Carlisle IT #956
Microwave Applications Group #1316
NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
With Google’s I/O developer conference kicking off later today, Google is setting the scene for what it expects to be one of the big themes of the event: artificial intelligence. Today, the company rebranded the whole of its Google Research division as Google AI, with the old Google Research site now directing to a newly expanded Google AI site.
From Space Tech Expo USA:
During our research, it became apparent that the microlauncher industry excites many. This soon-to-become-operational market will open up a new avenue for bringing satellites and other small spacecraft into orbit. This market will be able to widen the launch bottleneck and provide a fast launch service to the thousands of small satellites to be launched within the next decade