Articles - 2015


Planning for December Falcon 9 launch, Orbcomm ships satellites
10 November 2015

The first shipment of Orbcomm’s 11-satellite payload for the Falcon 9 rocket’s first flight since a June launch failure has arrived at Cape Canaveral, and the rest of the spacecraft will reach the Florida spaceport in the coming days, Orbcomm officials said Thursday.

As appeared in Spaceflight Now


Moog Ships Satellite Dispenser For ORBCOMM's Upcoming 2Gen Launch

26 October 2015

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense Group has shipped the Satellite Dispenser to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) to support the launch of eleven ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) Generation 2 (OG2) satellites.

As appeared in SatNews


Offensive Capabilities Brought to Light

21 October 2015

An increasing number of suppliers are offering mission-configurable weapon systems for light attack helicopters that incorporate a range of armament options. Defense Helicopter’s Jonathan Tringham reviews what is available and interviews Jason Reichard, director of Moog Integrated Defense Systems.

As appeared in Defense Helicopter


When Performance Truly Matters...A Moog Historical Perspective

2 September 2015

Moog In-Space Propulsion (Moog-ISP) has been supporting the space industry since the 1950s and the company has a rich history in many critical propulsion components and systems.

As appeared in SatMagazine.


Radio link developed for Italian regasification ship

13 August 2015

Ponti Radio installs a Moog QPT-50 series Pan and Tilt positioner, with a computer-controlled rotary joint, to compensate for the vessel’s motions and ensure the reliability of the ship-to-shore radio signal. 

As appeared in Marine Electronics & Communications.


Moving to smart motion controls

16 July 2015

An electronic evolution in aerospace and defense systems is causing a paradigm shift in motor control.

As appeared in Military & Aerospace.


SLS Highlights - Spaceflight Partners Moog Inc

8 April 2015

Moog provides critical control hardware for the SLS, from the core stage to the solid rocket boosters to the interim cryogenic propulsion stage.

As appeared in NASA Monthly Highlights


Orrville manufacturer Moog Flo-Tork reorganizes around ‘lean’ future

27 March 2015

The precisely machined pieces of anodized aluminum and bronze that come out of the shop at Moog Flo-Tork keep the U.S. nuclear submarine fleet moving extremely quietly through unfriendly waters.

As appeared in


GPS Signal Solutions: A Moog Technical Focus

24 March 2015

Determining where you are in the world, in most cases, is simply a matter of tapping a map on your mobile device. That convenience comes courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense Global Positioning System (GPS), a network of 24 satellites orbiting about 20,200 kilometers above Earth.

While GPS receivers have become ubiquitous on mobile phones as well as satellites occupying Low Earth Orbit (LEO), GPS receivers remain novelties for geostationary orbit (35,700 kilometers above the Earth) as GEO satellites must track weak GPS signals. The signal is weak, in part, because the GPS beams its signal toward Earth. In some cases, satellites orbiting above the GPS constellation will rely on more expensive technologies for tracking their position via Earth-based systems. However, that scenario is changing.

As appeared in Milsat Magazine.


More Classified Programs & Technical Track Expansion At the Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symopsium

24 March 2015

For 2015, the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium will offer more choices, more classified programs, more international and government participation and more networking opportunities than ever before in this important event.

The 31st Space Symposium will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, April 13-16. Returning attendees will find many of the same compelling reasons to attend the Space Symposium as in previous years, such as the Technical Track program, plus some changes for 2015

As appeared in Milsat Magazine.


Controlled Landing and Ascent

24 February 2015

After Hayabusa lifted off on May 9, 2003, it spent two years making its way to Itokawa. During its proximity operations with the asteroid, the satellite lost the function of two of its three reaction wheels, which rotate the satellite around its center of mass. After lifting off from the asteroid surface a chemical fuel leak disabled the reaction control system thrusters. Eventually, a set of commands from Earth enabled Hayabusa to engage its ion thrusters and control the attitude of the spacecraft, aided by the gimballing mechanism.

As appeared in Design News


Adding Thermal Cameras for Better Intrusion Detection

1 February 2015

In order to achieve more while reducing costs, many enterprises’ security leaders have turned to automation. By adding thermal cameras as part of a larger intrusion detection system, security departments can reduce false alarm rates and even bring operational value back to the enterprise.

As appeared in Security Magazine


Testing Technology for Rugged Surveillance Success

7 January 2015

If you can’t watch it, you can’t fix it. And sometimes “watching it,” or video surveillance in the great outdoors, can be tough. How does your video surveillance cope with harsh elements such as heat, wind, rain, snow and hail?

As appeared in Security Magazine.