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.
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
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.
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
The UK Government has launched a £10 million scheme to incentivise the commercial spaceflight market.
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
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, Airbus Defence and Space delivered to NASA a propulsion test module for the Orion programme.
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.
The European Space Agency's wind sensing satellite Aeolus is leaving Stevenage in the next few days on the first part of its journey to space.
AlSat Nano - a joint UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency nanosatellite mission, designed and built at the University of Surrey in just 18 months - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.
SES-10 - the 10th Eurostar satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES - has left the Airbus cleanrooms in Toulouse, France, and has been shipped to Cape Canaveral for
The first 10 satellites hosting Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system have launched and deployed.
Cobham and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) products and services have contributed to the recent successful deployment of NASA's CYGNSS.
Airbus Defence & Space has sent the MetOp-C payload module (PLM), the 'brain' for Europe's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, for testing in space conditions.
Inmarsat has signed a contract with Arianespace to launch its S-band satellite for the European Aviation Network (EAN) on an Ariane 5 heavy lift launch vehicle.
The University of Leicester is providing a new type of X-ray mirror to the French space agency, CNES, for the Chinese-French satellite 'SVOM' which is designed to discover and study Gamma-Ray Bursts from
UKspace has welcomed the UK Space Agency's announcement at the Council of Ministers in Lucerne, Switzerland, that more than 1.4 billion will be allocated over the next five years to European Space Agency (ESA) programmes.
Satcom Direct has announced it is now authorised by Inmarsat's Global Government Business Unit to provision and resell Inmarsat's Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) service to global government customers for use in military, head-of-state and other
The European Aviation Network (EAN) has taken to the skies, following Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom - together with their technology partners Nokia and Thales - having successfully conducted a programme of test flights in the UK.
A trial conducted by space, weapons and maritime experts at QinetiQ has shown that a specially shielded communications system could survive a deliberate impact with Jupiter's moon Europa.
Airbus Defence and Space has started the initial service of its SpaceDataHighway, which represents a step change in the speed of space communications.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today and was received by Major General Tim Sulivan, Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey.
Boeing is taking steps to operate its defense, space and security business more efficiently through facilities consolidations and work movements, whilst Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, and Boeing Defence
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined the first steps in a modern, ambitious Industrial Strategy which will build on the UK's strengths.
The trade organisation for the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space industries, ADS, has outlined Autumn Statement recommendations to support UK businesses post-Brexit.
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Ma Kai, visited Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) yesterday, where he was given a VIP tour of the Company's facilities by Executive Chairman, Sir Martin Sweeting.
QinetiQ technology is helping the European Space Agency (ESA) understand the fate of its Schiaparelli Entry and Descent Module (EDM), which attempted a Mars landing on 19 October 2016.
British ESA astronaut Tim Peake visited the National Space Centre in Leicester last week where he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Leicester in a ceremony inside the Sir Patrick Moore
Following a call for proposals in July 2016, UK Space have announced the selection of eight partners to receive grants for outreach and education activities related to our space exploration programme.
Yesterday, Thales UK opened its Electric Propulsion Integration Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland - the first of its kind in the UK - with ESA astronaut Major Tim Peake cutting the ribbon at the inauguration event during his
The Government is developing a new strategy to implement the principles set out in the 2015 National Space Policy and support the ambition of capturing 10% of the global space market by 2030.
Specialist manufacturer in the design and development of thermal profiling equipment for the lead-free electronics industry, SolderStar, has announced the addition of Chris Williams as Business Development
Airbus Defence and Space (AD&S) has announced the launch of One Atlas, a new satellite image basemap, which covers the earth's landmasses with professional grade imagery.
With today's final touchdown of the Airbus Defence and Space-built Rosetta probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, one of the most spectacular space missions has finally come to an end.
An apprentice and graduate from Cobham plc took part in the Employer's Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) conference, which addressed encouraging more young people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
QinetiQ announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today announced the successful launch of AlSat-1B, a medium resolution Earth observation satellite for ASAL, the Algerian Space Agency.
IFS and AEB are joining forces by integrating AEB solutions into the IFS Applications software.
Research led by the National Centre of Earth Observation at the University of Leicester is going to new heights in the atmosphere to get a better handle on methane emitted from wetlands in the Amazon.
New research by the University of Surrey published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until
First Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the progress of Northern Ireland Partnering for Growth, the regional 10 year strategy for the aerospace, defence, security and space industry in Northern Ireland.
Strongfield Technologies has announced the launch of their latest offering in the form of custom software design and development services for the aerospace and defence applications, in partnership with Matellio, a US based software
Spencer Ogden, the international energy, engineering, and infrastructure recruitment firm, has today announced the launch of its new international space, aerospace, and defence department.
The UAE Space Agency announced today that it is sponsoring a group of UAE students to the Senior Space School UK programme, run by the physics department at the University of Leicester.
With small satellites creating new growth opportunities in the space industry, Frost & Sullivan's Aerospace, Defence and Security Team are holding an online briefing today at 3pm.
BAE Systems' RAD750 single-board computer has helped the Juno spacecraft travel two billion miles to study our biggest planetary neighbour, Jupiter.
RFEL is supplying one of its HyperSpeed FFT IP cores to the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed a contract with Honeywell to supply the VESTA satellite platform, a technology demonstration mission that will test a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the
The UK Space Agency is investing £4.12m in a National Propulsion Test Facility, giving the UK a new facility for space technology testing.
In his first official UK appearance since landing after his epic journey to the International Space Station, Major Tim Peake today officially opened Futures Day at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2016.
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing is celebrating its centennial, marking 100 years since it started out on 15th July 1916 producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane, to eventually become the world's largest
British distributor of Earth Observation and information services Earth-i - attending the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) for the first time and exhibiting alongside the UK Space Agency - is to present the capabilities of
Andrew Stevens has joined the board of Pattonair as a Non-Executive Director in a key appointment for the Derby based aerospace and defence supply chain provider.
Farnborough International Limited (FIL) has announced that Major Tim Peake will be making his first public appearance in the UK since completing his 136 day mission on the International Space Station (ISS) at the
Leading figures from across the manufacturing industry will today launch a new national strategy in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) calling for the UK to realise the economic potential of TES.
Inmarsat's advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the Airbus A320 aircraft family, bringing it a step closer to being available as
Boeing will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), displaying advanced defence and commercial platforms, and presenting a unique exhibit to commemorate its first century, whilst looking to the
Cobham Aerospace Communications has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply its new Inmarsat SB200 Evolution service (Class 4) Safety System known as the AVIATOR 200S and 700S for the Single Aisle & Long Range aircraft
On Saturday the UK welcomed Tim Peake the UK's first European Space Agency astronaut back to Earth, following the successful conclusion of his six month Principia mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).
ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
Courtesy of ADS, UKspace will be hosting a free ITAR/EAR Export Controls briefing featuring presentations by US Government representatives at this year's Farnborough International Airshow
At IFSEC International 2016 (21-23 June, Excel, London), Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. will showcase its new Extended Mobile Network (EMN) system and other satellite solutions that support the security community by enhancing the safety
Inmarsat announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with SpeedCast International, a provider of high-speed broadband connectivity to the global maritime industry.
Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus D&S) and the European Space Agency (ESA), agreed to start a joint pilot project phase to prepare the operation and utilisation of a new external payload platform on the European International Space
Inmarsat Government, which provides secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the US government, announced it has successfully supported the 2016 Heard Island Project, a multidisciplinary expedition to a remote
Nearly 45 years since his flight to the Moon and more than half a century since graduating from the UK's esteemed Empire Test Pilot School, the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden will return to Farnborough this July, to promote Science,
Inmarsat has appointed Gautam Sharma to head its operations in India.
In a world first, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) of the new European satellite network Galileo has been delivered via the 'cloud', paving the way for its automated use by the security and emergency services and critical national
Earth-i has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with space technology and enabled services specialist, Telespazio VEGA.
Today the Royal Museums Greenwich, Evergreen Exhibitions, Boeing and NASA joined to open 'Above and Beyond', the new interactive flight exhibition at the National Maritime Museum (NMM).
COMSAT Inc and Inmarsat have been supporting US and Republic of the Philippines forces in the Balikatan 2016 (BK 16) exercise, which took place in the Philippines on 4-16 April.
British distributor of earth-imaging and data services, Earth-i Ltd., is today showcasing the capabilities of the DMC3 / TripleSat satellite constellation at the GeoBusiness Conference and Exhibition in London.
GKN Aerospace will develop and manufacture advanced rocket engine sub-systems for the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, under the prime contractorship of Airbus Safran Launchers, after securing major new contracts.
The trade body representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS Group, has responded to HM Treasury's analysis of of the short-term economic impact of leaving the EU.
The Queen's Speech outlined plans for a Modern Transport Bill for the forthcoming Government's legislative programme, proposing measures that encourage investment in spaceport and commercial
More than 80 apprentices from some of Britain's leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons this week.
UK-based company Blue Abyss Ltd plans to build Europe's first space environment simulation facility, dedicated to commercial diving, space exploration and human extreme environment research, to support the UK's
It was announced today that Pip McCrostie, Global Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) - one of EY's four global businesses - will join the Board of Inmarsat on 1 September 2016 as a non-executive director and a member of the
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for the best ideas and applications that leverage Galileo's Initial Services, with a deadline for submissions for its annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) Special Topic
The breakthrough British ultra-black Vantablack surface coating material has made its space debut in an optical instrument on board the Kent Ridge 1 satellite.
At the end of last month, as part of an international experiment to prepare for human-robotic missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake successfully controlled a UK-built rover located in a test facility at
On Saturday 7 May 2016, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders joined the Perlan Project team in Minden, Nevada, to co-pilot the pressurised stratospheric glider Perlan 2, with Perlan chief pilot, Jim Payne.
Provider of global trade and supply chain management software, AEB, today released a white paper which looks at ways of identifying export control weaknesses and transforming ERP systems to address complex export control
Brodies partner Gill Grassie has been named an 'IP Star' and ranked among the Top 250 Women in IP for 2016/17 in a global survey by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS and Women in IP Global Network.
Airbus Defence and Space will lead the project TeSeR (Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft) team to develop technology to reduce the risk of spacecraft colliding with debris in space.
Yesterday evening, The Air League held its Annual Reception in the wonderful setting of St James Palace, where a number of individuals and organisations were recognised for their remarkable achievements, with a
The European Space Agency (ESA) and ViaSat Inc., today announced a new pilot programme called the High Capacity Satellite Applications Factory Initiative (the HCS Initiative).
As the exclusive UK distributor Aerco is increasing its stockholding of the comprehensive range of CECC qualified and MIL SPEC relays from Italian relay manufacturer, Hi-g.
TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) has announced that it has received HMRC authorisation for Type 'A' Customs Warehousing.