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ADS supports practical solutions for Irish border

Posted 16 August 2017

The UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, said today that industry will welcome Government plans to make sure goods and people can freely cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

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ADS highlights industry requirement for one-step Brexit transition

Posted 15 August 2017

Government plans to leave the EU customs union during a Brexit transition period will raise concerns of unnecessary disruption to trade between the UK and Europe, trade association ADS said today.

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Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling

Posted 10 August 2017

MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polarorbiting meteorological satellites.

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Small and micro-satellites could soon launch from Snowdonia

Posted 7 August 2017

B2Space and Snowdonia Aerospace Centre could create 93+ new jobs for the area by 2020 and wider opportunities for supply chain if project successful.

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Serco to provide expert support to the European Space Agency

Posted 1 August 2017

Serco has successfully rebid a competitive framework contract to provide a range of specialist scientific and engineering expertise to the European Space Agency (ESA) across nine countries.

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Dstl scientists tackle space junk

Posted 24 July 2017

UK scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are leading an innovative experiment to tackle the growing problem of space junk.

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Innovation Panel holds first meeting at MoD

Posted 24 July 2017

World class innovators including astronaut Tim Peake and McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis, gathered at the MoD today for the first meeting of the new Defence External Innovation Advisory Panel.

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Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

Posted 21 July 2017

Europe's pollution monitoring satellite, Sentinel-5 Precursor - built by Airbus at its Stevenage site - is ready to leave Stevenage for its launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.

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UK and Ireland SMEs receive SC21 award for operational excellence

Posted 19 July 2017

Fourteen UK and Ireland SMEs have been recognised for their operational excellence from the 'Supply Chains for the 21st Century' (SC21) programme.

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£100m boost for UK space sector

Posted 18 July 2017

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government's commitment to the UK space sector last week, as he visited the future site of a new £100 milion state-of-the-art government-funded satellite facility.

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Horizon Space Technologies aims at UK rocket launch capability

Posted 18 July 2017

British based and owned space launch company, Horizon Space Technologies Limited, has announced that it is aiming to start launching rockets from the UK within the next three years.

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Farnborough breaks June record

Posted 17 July 2017

Farnborough International today announced that record bookings were made for next year's Farnborough International Airshow 2018 during the month of June 2017, with participation already tracking way above previous editions of the Airshow, which has been

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Parliamentarians celebrate UK apprentices at House of Commons reception

Posted 12 July 2017

A hundred apprentices from some of Britain's leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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SSC successfully operates InflateSail satellite

Posted 11 July 2017

The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at University of Surrey and the Von Karman Institute, have announced that the first ever European deployment of an inflatable sail designed to prevent the creation of future space junk has been a success.

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WEC apprentices shoot for the stars

Posted 11 July 2017

WEC Group's engineering apprentices have put their new fabrication and machining skills to the test in order to manufacture major parts for a research space rocket.

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Orbex wins Horizon 2020 grant for space launch vehicle fuel tanks

Posted 11 July 2017

UK-based developer of launch vehicles and services for small satellites, Orbex, has won a prestigious European Commission Horizon 2020 SME Instrument award.

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Harmonic Drive UK to address gear lubrication issue at ESMATS

Posted 10 July 2017

Aerospace gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK will address the issue of gear lubrication in the space industry during a presentation at this year's European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium (ESMATS) at the

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Chances of hypersonic travel heat up with new materials discovery

Posted 6 July 2017

Researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Central South University (CSU), China, have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could revolutionise hypersonic travel for air, space and

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BepiColombo conducts final flight configuration tests

Posted 6 July 2017

BepiColombo, Europe's first mission to Mercury, will set off in October 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored rocky planet in our Solar System and the spacecraft is now undergoing final testing in flight configuration.

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VSS Unity loads up for latest flight

Posted 4 July 2017

On 1st June - a day after the first appearance of the huge carrier aircraft from its Mojave neighbours Stratolaunch - Virgin Galactic's own vehicles took to the skies for VSS Unity's ninth test flight, to see how it performed carrying an additional

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Fleet Xpress honoured in Digital Technology Award win

Posted 4 July 2017

Inmarsat's Fleet Xpress service has secured one of the maritime industry's leading honours, the prestigious Seatrade Award 2017 for Digital Technology, which recognises technical innovation.

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Inmarsat's S-band satellite for EAN launched

Posted 29 June 2017

This morning Inmarsat confirmed the successful launch of its S-band satellite (Inmarsat S EAN) for the European Aviation Network (EAN), with British Airways' parent International Airlines Group (IAG) as the launch customer for the new

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Space Industry Bill introduced to House of Lords

Posted 28 June 2017

Lord Callanan, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport, introduced the Space Industry Bill - developed jointly by the Department for Transport, UK Space Agency and Civil Aviation Authority and supported by the Health and

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UK students take on world at International Rocketry Final

Posted 28 June 2017

Six students from The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh, Essex, competed in an international fly-off against teams representing the USA, Japan and France at the Paris Air Show last week.

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UK start up slashes time and costs of nanosatellite missions

Posted 28 June 2017

Open Cosmos, a UK space start-up formed just 18 months ago through UK company builder and early-stage investor Entrepreneur First, says it has developed a unique mission service allowing public and private customers to get

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OneWeb Satellites inaugurates serial production line

Posted 27 June 2017

Today, OneWeb Satellites inaugurated its assembly line in Toulouse, to begin end-to-end validation, testing and integration of its first satellites set for launch in just over nine months.

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Launch of world's first commercial space and deep sea centre

Posted 27 June 2017

The world's first commercial deep sea to space research, training and test centre, Blue Abyss, is at the centre of a multimillion pound regeneration vision to develop a science, innovation and technology park on part of the

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UK industry receives £13bn boost from Paris Air Show orders

Posted 24 June 2017

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt and Business Minister Richard Harrington welcomed a boost to the UK economy of around £13 billion from aircraft orders and commitments announced at the Paris Air Show this week.

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SSTL to build Galileo navigation payloads

Posted 23 June 2017

Under an Authority to Proceed signed with prime contractor OHB-System AG today, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is commencing work on building eight navigation payloads for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite system.

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GomSpace selects IFS Applications 9

Posted 22 June 2017

The fast-growing space company GomSpace has selected IFS Applications 9 to realise its ambitious growth targets.

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Kx Technology and SETI team with NASA FDL

Posted 22 June 2017

The SETI Institute announced today that global technology specialist First Derivatives plc (FD) with its Kx technology will provide the analytics capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin and IBM on one of NASA Frontier Development Lab

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Orbex reveals space rocket factory

Posted 21 June 2017

Welcoming the UK's focus on low-cost, reliable commercial spaceflight activities in today's Queens's Speech, a UK company has revealed details of a 1,200m2 space rocket factory currently building vertical launch vehicles that will be launched into

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GKN delivers advanced Ariane 6 Nozzle to Airbus Safran Launchers

Posted 20 June 2017

GKN Aerospace has delivered the first advanced Ariane 6 nozzle (SWAN) to Airbus Safran Launchers in France for the Vulcain 2.1 engine.

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Inmarsat and Thales conclude testing System 21 modem over Global Xpress

Posted 20 June 2017

In May 2017, Inmarsat and Thales executed a series of tests that successfully demonstrated communications using Thales' System 21 on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) high-capacity steerable antennas,

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ADS encourages Government to refresh Brexit strategy

Posted 14 June 2017

The industry association representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, has today said that the Government must refresh its Brexit strategy and reach out to a wider community to build consensus for its

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Connect 2 Cleanrooms awarded top safety accreditation

Posted 8 June 2017

Manufacturer in bespoke modular and off-site constructed cleanrooms, Connect 2 Cleanrooms, has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

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Airbus plans for Paris Air Show 2017

Posted 7 June 2017

At the Paris Air Show, which runs from 19th to 25th June 2017, Airbus will be showcasing its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, including their commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems.

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Lift-off for new space network for UK universities

Posted 5 June 2017

A new network that will support university space science and engineering was officially launched at the UK Space Conference 2017 last week.

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VSS Unity takes ninth test flight

Posted 2 June 2017

Above the Mojave desert yesterday, Virgin Galactic successfully completed VSS Unity's ninth test flight.

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Inmarsat awards contract for additional GX satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Posted 2 June 2017

Inmarsat today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space.

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Inmarsat offers risk assessment for IACS cyber security JWG

Posted 1 June 2017

Inmarsat is giving its full backing to a new Joint Working Group (JWG) formed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to develop a coordinated position on cybercrime and its prevention.

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SSTL demos video from orbit capability

Posted 31 May 2017

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has today released videos from orbit taken by CARBONITE-1, a technology demonstration satellite launched to demonstrate rapid build techniques and to test a telescope and video camera, both developed using

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MTC establishes 3D printing centre with ESA

Posted 31 May 2017

The European Space Agency (ESA) is to embrace the radical new technology of additive manufacturing (3D printing) having set-up a new UK-based 'one-stop shop' in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

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QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins partner on MCOS and GNSS receivers

Posted 25 May 2017

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have signed a global Alliance Agreement to collaborate on the development of next generation high assurance, Multi Constellation Open Service (MCOS) and secured Global Navigation

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Cranfield Uni reveals UK manufacturing skills shortages

Posted 24 May 2017

New analysis by Cranfield University has today revealed key skills shortages within UK manufacturing.

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EAN satellite shipped to spaceport

Posted 24 May 2017

The satellite which will power Inmarsat's revolutionary European Aviation Network (EAN) has been shipped to the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana in preparation for launch in June.

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Inmarsat accelerates Jet ConneX to Boeing business jet customers

Posted 23 May 2017

Inmarsat announced today that its next-generation Jet ConneX inflight wi-fi service is now available to a growing number of Boeing Business Jet customers worldwide using the advanced Lufthansa Technik Two-In-One

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Teledyne e2v delivers European sat processors to Thales Alenia Space

Posted 19 May 2017

Teledyne e2v has set a European mission first by re-engineering commercial microprocessors that provide Thales Alenia Space with a major increase in processing speed and power for lightning imaging satellites'

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Cranfield Uni space researcher wins Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Posted 19 May 2017

Rita Fernandes Neves, a second year space engineering researcher at Cranfield University, has been awarded a prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship for her work in designing trajectories for space missions.

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Leonardo appoints Alessandro Profumo CEO

Posted 17 May 2017

The Board of Directors of Leonardo have appointed Mr Alessandro Profumo Chief Executive Officer (CEO), giving him responsibility for the unitary management of the Company and the Group.

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Inmarsat's fourth Global Xpress satellite launched

Posted 16 May 2017

Inmarsat has confirmed the successful launch of the fourth, high-speed broadband communications satellite in its transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

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Airbus' new satellite hub lays foundations for the future

Posted 15 May 2017

With the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the new Integrated Technology Centre (ITC), Airbus marks the commencement of the intensive construction phase for its new 43 million satellite hub.

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Morgan Advanced Materials and Airbus partner on sat propulsion

Posted 15 May 2017

Morgan Advanced Materials has partnered with global aerospace giant Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) to develop and manufacture ceramic thruster chambers to aid satellite propulsion using ion beam engines.

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Inmarsat, Jersey Telecom and Actility deploy IoT network for Kigali smart city project

Posted 11 May 2017

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital's flagship smart city project.

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ADS stresses need for new Government to boost productivity

Posted 8 May 2017

The UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, has said today that the UK's future economic success will depend on a new Government working with industry to achieve a major boost in

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Ground control arrives at University of Leicester

Posted 2 May 2017

Scientists at the University of Leicester are a step closer to controlling their own satellite missions now that a new satellite ground station dish has been installed on campus.

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First UK company certified by BSI and registered on OASIS

Posted 2 May 2017

Produmax is the first UK company to be independently assessed by BSI (British Standards Institution) and achieve certification to prEN 9100:2016 Quality Management Systems - requirements for aviation, space and defence

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Inmarsat's Mark Dickinson elected as new chairman of SDA

Posted 25 April 2017

Inmarsat Vice President of Satellite Operations, Mark Dickinson, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Space Data Association (SDA).

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Lincoln Uni partners with Arralis on new radar system

Posted 20 April 2017

A new research partnership agreement between the University of Lincoln and Arralis was signed last month, marking the start of a major new project to build radar technology which will have a number of high-tech applications, such as

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EarthCARE's Japanese Cloud Radar arrives at Airbus Satellite Centre

Posted 20 April 2017

EarthCARE, the Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Mission of European Space Agency (ESA), met its Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), the Japanese payload for the mission, for the first time when the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA)

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UK Space Agency funds satellite solutions to help developing countries

Posted 19 April 2017

UK Space Agency has issued a call to connect space industry and developing countries to help tackle economic, societal and environmental issues.

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University of Sheffield's AMRC named a Boeing Supplier of the Year

Posted 13 April 2017

The University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) received international recognition for its outstanding research and development as it was named a Supplier of the Year by The Boeing

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Cobham introduces advanced Electric Propulsion Latch Valve

Posted 13 April 2017

Cobham has introduced an advanced low pressure, multi-purpose Electric Propulsion Latch Valve, used to isolate pressure to satellites thrusters, to provide propulsion system designers greater flexibility with a wide

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ADS says industrial strategy must prioritise high value sectors

Posted 13 April 2017

The UK's future economic success depends on an industrial strategy that delivers radical improvements in innovation and focuses on high value design, according to ADS, the UK trade organisation representing the

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AEUK Inspires VEC students with trip to NASA

Posted 3 April 2017

Five inspirational students are going for Gold with the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award, helped by Dorset Company Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK), who have donated £2,000 towards their residential trip to NASA, USA.

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Magherafelt students lift off into national rocketry final

Posted 3 April 2017

Students from Rainey Endowed School are through to the national final of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC)

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Inmarsat selected by AT&T for US FirstNet

Posted 31 March 2017

Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, has been selected by AT&T as a core team member for the US FirstNet network.

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SES-10 successfully launched

Posted 31 March 2017

The SES-10 telecommunications satellite built by Airbus for the Luxembourg-based operator SES has been successfully launched by Falcon 9 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

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Richard Peckham elected as Chair of UKspace

Posted 30 March 2017

Richard Peckham, UK Strategy & Business Development Director Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, has assumed the role of Chair UKspace following the recent departure of Patrick Wood from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL).

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SatelLife competition winners announced

Posted 30 March 2017

Nine young space entrepreneurs have won a share of £50K for innovative ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on Earth.

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SSTL appoints Sarah Parker as interim Group Managing Director

Posted 23 March 2017

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announces the appointment of Sarah Parker as interim Group Managing Director, succeeding Patrick Wood who has stepped down from the role in order to pursue a new position.

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Children take virtual bus trip to Mars

Posted 22 March 2017

Getting children interested in space is probably not too difficult but driving them in a bus on an inaugural trip to Mars is guaranteed to create the kind of experience they will remember forever.

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Inmarsat Maritime secures Fleet Xpress commitment from Hapag-Lloyd

Posted 20 March 2017

Inmarsat has signed a five-year contract with Hapag-Lloyd to migrate all ships directly managed by the shipping line to services enabled for Fleet Xpress.

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Cobham launch aboard Iridium NEXT

Posted 16 March 2017

Cobham's products and services contributed to the recent successful orbital deployment of Iridium NEXT satellites.

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IAG to be launch customer of Inmarsat's European Aviation Network

Posted 16 March 2017

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, is to be the launch customer for Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) high speed in-flight broadband

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Snowdonia peaks interest as UK Spaceport

Posted 15 March 2017

Snowdonia Aerospace Centre in Llanbedr is taking steps towards becoming one of the UK's first commercial spaceports.

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Airbus ships first high-power all-electric satellite to Kourou

Posted 15 March 2017

The first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, Eutelsat 172B, has been made ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus satellite assembly facility in Toulouse to Kourou, French Guiana for Eutelsat.

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Kx tech featured in FD and AD&S collaboration

Posted 15 March 2017

FD (First Derivatives) has signed an agreement with Airbus Defence and Space (AD&S) to develop an innovative approach for large scale processing of geospatial data using its Kx analytics platform.

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Serco to manage operation of European meteorological satellites

Posted 14 March 2017

Serco has been awarded a new contract by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological satellites (EUMETSAT) to continue managing operations for the Meteosat series of geostationary

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UK Space awards funding to space entrepreneurs

Posted 14 March 2017

The UK Space Agency has awarded just under £150,000 to three business incubation centres across the UK.

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Virgin Galactic creates Virgin Orbit

Posted 14 March 2017

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic have created Virgin Orbit, a new commercial space company and appointed Dan Hart as its first President.

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Bath Uni's Northern Lights research to improve satellite navigation

Posted 13 March 2017

Researchers at the University of Bath have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages caused by this

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UK Space Agency announces new Chief Executive

Posted 1 March 2017

UK Space Agency has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Graham Turnock.

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QinetiQ human senses experiments arrive at ISS

Posted 28 February 2017

Experiments developed by QinetiQ to investigate how astronauts' bodies adapt to microgravity have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector

Posted 23 February 2017

The UK Space Agency and its partners have brought together government and industry under the Launch UK initiative, to enable satellite launches from the UK by 2020.

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Airbus wins ESA contract for NASA Orion second service module

Posted 16 February 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has signed a new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the construction of the second European service module (ESM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft.

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Tototheo Group commits over 1,500 vessels to Fleet Xpress

Posted 15 February 2017

Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd, a member of The Tototheo Group (provider of satellite comms and technical services), has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into Satlink's existing

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SKY Brasil-1 satellite successfully launched by Ariane 5

Posted 15 February 2017

SKY Brasil-1, a telecommunications satellite made by Airbus Defence and Space for AT&T/DIRECTV, has successfully launched from the space centre at Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket.

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Inmarsat to partner with Geoscience Australia for SBAS Testbed

Posted 13 February 2017

Inmarsat has signed an agreement with Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, to support a collaborative research project aimed at achieving enhanced positioning accuracy and integrity by

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Government announces boost for UK commercial space sector

Posted 10 February 2017

The UK Government has launched a £10 million scheme to incentivise the commercial spaceflight market.

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UK company delivers first Euclid flight hardware

Posted 10 February 2017

A leading UK technology company based in Chelmsford, e2v, has reached the landmark stage of delivering the first key imaging components of Euclid, a pioneering ESA mission to observe billions of faint galaxies and investigate the nature

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Inmarsat and Actility deliver world's first global LoRaWAN IoT network

Posted 9 February 2017

Inmarsat has announced that its LoRaWAN-based network, developed in partnership with Actility, is now enabling it to deliver the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe.

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Inmarsat completes EAN satellite infrastructure testing

Posted 6 February 2017

Inmarsat has announced a key infrastructure milestone for its European Aviation Network (EAN), following the successful test and validation of the EAN Satellite Access Station (SAS).

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Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Africa

Posted 2 February 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered satellite communications systems for EU military training missions in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) as well as for the EUCAP (European Union capacity-building mission) Sahel Niger and EUCAP

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ZIP power cells to be developed by OXIS Energy

Posted 31 January 2017

The Zephyr Innovation Programme (ZIP), led by Airbus Defence & Space at Farnborough, is developing a High Altitude Long Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) to provide remote sensing and internet connectivity in the developing world and OXIS

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Aavid Thermacore Europe to keep solar satellite cool

Posted 31 January 2017

A solar satellite with a deep space mission to capture the most spectacular images ever taken of the Sun will be cooled by technology pioneered by a North East England-based firm.

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Leicester Uni Professor heads judging panel to land robot on Moon

Posted 30 January 2017

A University of Leicester Professor has been elected to Chair a judging panel in a global $30 million prize competition to land a robot on the Moon.

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Tim Peake opens Airbus Foundation Discovery Space in Stevenage

Posted 27 January 2017

British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake has officially opened the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) centre in Stevenage next to the Mars Yard test area.

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Airbus delivers propulsion test module for Orion to NASA

Posted 24 January 2017

Earlier this month, Airbus Defence and Space delivered to NASA a propulsion test module for the Orion programme.

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EUTELSAT 172B gets ready to fly

Posted 23 January 2017

Construction of EUTELSAT 172B, the first high-power all-electric telecommunications satellite built in Europe, is now complete at the Airbus satellite assembly facilities in Toulouse.

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GKN Aerospace has delivered the first advanced Ariane 6 nozzle (SWAN) to Airbus Safran Launchers in France for the Vulcain 2.1 engine.

WEC apprentices shoot for the stars

WEC Group's engineering apprentices have put their new fabrication and machining skills to the test in order to manufacture major parts for a research space rocket.

Launch of world's first commercial space and deep sea centre

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Chances of hypersonic travel heat up with new materials discovery

Researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Central South University (CSU), China, have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could revolutionise hypersonic travel for air, space and defence purposes.

Inmarsat's S-band satellite for EAN launched

This morning Inmarsat confirmed the successful launch of its S-band satellite (Inmarsat S EAN) for the European Aviation Network (EAN), with British Airways' parent International Airlines Group (IAG) as the launch customer for the

UK industry receives 13bn boost from Paris Air Show orders

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt and Business Minister Richard Harrington welcomed a boost to the UK economy of around £13 billion from aircraft orders and commitments announced at the Paris Air Show this week.

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