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In The News: Chris Brady Discusses The Evolution Of Deep Space Communications

July 15, 2019
Over the past 60 years, General Dynamics has built communications systems and electronics for Apollo, Voyager and more than 400 other space missions. Politico's Bryan Bender sat down with the Chris Brady, President of General Dynamics Mission Systems, to talk about the past and future of space communications.

Revolutionizing Communications with Quantum 2.0

July 10, 2019
Harnessing the power of quantum physics for communications and sensing first theorized by Albert Einstein in the 1930s will allow General Dynamics to offer revolutionary real-world applications that could render conventional secure systems obsolete within the next decade.

General Dynamics Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

July 01, 2019
“One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” These immortal words from Neil Armstrong during his Moon landing were heard by more than 600 million people on Earth thanks to General Dynamics radios.

General Dynamics and NASA Complete Laboratory Phase of Space Network Ground Segment

December 11, 2018
The Space Network Ground Segment System improves the efficient operation of the NASA Tracking Data Relay Satellite system, the communications hub for American low-Earth orbit satellites and NASA space missions.

General Dynamics Completes Integration Milestone for NASA Space Network Ground System Sustainment Program

July 03, 2018
The Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) team also successfully completed initial installation testing of new Space Ground Link and Management and Control capabilities essential for future Space Network operations.

General Dynamics Satellite Simulator Trains Space Mission Operators from across the U.S. Department of Defense

June 12, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Navy to restore and maintain a satellite system simulator for students at the Naval Postgraduate School, Spacecraft Research and Design Center/ Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence.

General Dynamics Mission Payloads: The Heart of Satellite Functionality

November 17, 2017
Our relationship with space has changed dramatically since the first words were heard from the Moon in 1969. Space above Earth is now a complex array of more than 2,200 satellites, not including space debris made up of spent rocket boosters, dead satellites and a wrench or two from space walks and repairs. And, more satellites, large and small, are launching all the time.

Last Call: General Dynamics Radio Sends Final Message from Cassini Spacecraft to Earth

September 14, 2017
In 1997, engineers at General Dynamics designed and built a transponder, or radio, that would travel aboard the Cassini spacecraft, the nation’s first full-scale mission to explore Saturn. After reaching Saturn, the Cassini mission was to last only four years. Almost twenty years after launch, the spacecraft crashed into Saturn’s gaseous surface after sending millions of images, and textbooks worth of scientific data to Earth, helping reveal the secrets of Saturn’s rings and moons.

NASA's Voyager Mission: Exploring the Unknown for 40 Years (And Still Going)

September 01, 2017
NASA’s twin spacecraft, Voyager I and II are exploring where nothing from earth has ever flown before. The initial goal of the Voyager mission was a 12-year effort to explore Jupiter and Saturn, but due to the success of the spacecraft and a planetary alignment that occurs about every 175 years it has been extended for the last 40 years to explore Uranus and Neptune and even to the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain, and beyond.

General Dynamics Awarded New Landsat Contract by U.S. Geological Survey

July 27, 2017
General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to ‘fly’ the current Landsat 8 mission from the existing Landsat mission operations center at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Seabrook, Maryland.

A Look Inside Space Fence’s 7,000 Square-Foot Radar Array

May 02, 2017
Currently under construction on the remote island of Kwajalein, Space Fence is a radar system that will help the U.S. Air Force better track space junk. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is partnered with Lockheed Martin to build the ground structures...
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