The UK Space Agency has announced six funding awards, totalling over £900,000 for science associated with Mars exploration, in a scheme which will enhance the UK's capabilities and cross‐disciplinary approach to planetary science.
A replica of the VOSTOK rocket which was presented to Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) by Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2012 as a mark of close friendship and collaboration has now gone on permanent display
The UK Space Agency is offering grants for UK students interested in attending the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2013, taking place at University College London, 08 – 13 September 2013.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully completed the delivery of the payloads for the first four Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites of the European Galileo GNSS system to prime
Astrium has been awarded the Payload Module contract for the European Space Agency's (ESA) future astronomy mission Euclid, due for launch in 2020.
New space technology vital for detecting the elusive phenomenon of gravitational waves is now ready to endure the tremendous forces of a rocket launch, after passing vital tests right here in the UK.
DMCii and long-term partner Spacemetric, have successfully delivered an image from satellite to end-user in just 11 minutes, as part of a demonstration at the European Space Agency's 'Big Data from Space' conference,
Ariane 5 ES has lifted off on its mission to place ATV-4 'Albert Einstein' en route for the International Space Station (ISS).
Pilots Frederick “CJ” Sturckow and Michael “Sooch” Masucci have been selected to join Virgin Galactic's commercial flight team.
Thierry Baril, chief human resources officer of EADS & Airbus, was named HR Director of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris yeterday by the Hudson, Le Figaro Economie and Cadremploi Group.
Images produced by Astrium's Pléiades satellites have captured the devastation caused by the massive tornado that swept through the region on 20 May, 2013, helping first responders to coordinate their efforts.
UK company Tessella has received a contract for the development and design of the Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystem (AOCS) for ESA's Solar Orbiter mission, with the project lasting for approximately four years and worth in
Former Apache helicopter pilot Tim Peake is to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, making him the first UK astronaut in space for over 20 years.
David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science, and Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, yesterday unveiled ESA's first UK facility: ECSAT, the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications, located
Satellite imagery provided by DMCii is helping to plan the attempt to break the land speed record by the BLOODHOUND Project.
The UK is set to take part in a European space mission to map and monitor the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the world's forests, slated for launch in 2020.
A team of five students aged between 14 and 15 yesterday successfully competed with some of the best young science talent to become 2013 winners of the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) and will go forward to the
Proba-V, a small satellite-based earth observation system for vegetation studies, developed by QinetiQ, launched today.
The European Commission has launched a public questionnaire on how to maximise the market uptake of the EU's satellite navigation systems Galileo and EGNOS.
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has appointed Mr Toru Yunoki as business development manager for its Telecommunications products.
The first Eurostar satellite, Inmarsat-2 F1, designed and built by Astrium, was retired from operational service this week and safely decommissioned after it had completed a long and flawless mission in geostationary
A flagship mission for the UK Space Agency, Europe's Herschel Space Observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, after three and a half years of scientific observations.
Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight
Astrium is the prime contractor for the VNREDSat-1, the first Vietnamese Earth observation satellite, scheduled for launch on a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou on 3 May.
Students from a number of local schools enjoyed a day at QinetiQ's Headquarters in Farnborough last week, helping to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists.
A report published today has revealed that British Manufacturing is threatened with a mass exodus of executives because companies are not doing enough to help improve their skills.
Astrium has been awarded a study contract by the French space agency CNES which will analyse existing concepts and technologies and determine which can be used to successfully tackle large items of space debris, such as launcher stages
DMC International Imaging (DMCii) has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) that will increase the volume of imagery acquired - and the speed in which it can be delivered - from the
Hot on the heels of its successful nitrous venting and feather test, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) achieved another success with a spectacular 'Cold Flow' flight which met important test objectives towards its first powered
On Friday 22nd March 2013 the MARSBalloon mission launched over 120 student experiments designed to test how everyday objects will survive on Mars from Oakfield Academy in Frome.
SpaceShipTwo (SS2) took to the skies again this week on a beautiful calm Mojave morning for an important test flight which verified SS2's nitrous loading and venting system, another key milestone on the way to Virgin
EFIS Air, part of ECS Group, has arranged the delivery of the fourth and last stage of the Ariane rocket (Avinum).
DMC International Imaging (DMCii) is helping The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) to predict the spread of locust plagues across North Africa as part of a pro-active approach to tackle the destructive phenomenon using
Dr. Matt Perkins, CEO of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), has been elected Vice-Chair of the UK Industry Association for Space (UKspace), the trade association of the UK space industry.
At its first formal meeting following yesterday's completion of the corporate governance changes - entered into by the Company and other parties on 5 December 2012 - the new EADS Board of Directors has elected Denis Ranque as its
As it celebrates the Columbus space lab's five years in space, Astrium is opening a new chapter in European space flight.
Facilties management company Norland has won the contract to maintain Astrium's manufacturing facilities at two sites in the UK.
Europe's Planck satellite - a flagship mission for the UK Space Agency - has compiled the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background (the relic radiation from the Big Bang).
The launch of the first ever Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering has been announced by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy.
The UK Space Agency and the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KAZCOSMOS) have signed an agreement outlining cooperation in the area of space activities.
With the theme 'Inspiration, impact and growth - making it happen', the 2013 UK Space Conference - taking place 16-17 July at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, is to focus on how the space sector can maximise its
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Glavkosmos / NPO Lavotchkin for the launch of the UK technology demonstration mission, TechDemoSat-1, by the Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in Q3
Robin Southwell, president of aerospace, defence, security and space trade organisation, ADS Group, yesterday addressed the South West's aerospace community at the West of England Aerospace Forum's (WEAF's) annual conference.
STRaND-1 - a nanosatellite developed by SSTL and carrying the world's first smartphone in orbit - has successfully launched into space from India today.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announced that the Sapphire satellite - developed by prime contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) on an SSTL-150 platform - was successfully launched yesterday from
Stevenage based Nemco Ltd - the UK based contract electronic manufacture (CEM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider - today announced it has achieved AS9100 accreditation.
Astrium has successfully completed the major testing of the new Alphasat I-XL satellite, which is due to launch later this year.
Airshow organisers Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) will be attending Avalon 2013 - the biennial Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, being held 26 February to 3 March at Avalon Airport, near
The House of Commons Science and Technology committee is to conduct an inquiry into the work of the European Space Agency (ESA) and UK Space.
The UK Space Agency has just announced the new round of its competitive scholarship scheme to support UK citizens who wish to attend the International Space University's nine-week Space Studies Programme and
The Ariane 5 launcher developed and built by Astrium has successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana, for the 54th time in a row.
Researchers from the University of Bath are part of a national study that is today highlighting the security risk posed to the UK by extreme space weather events.
A UK mission - jointly developed by the University of Surrey's Surrey Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) - to send the world's first smartphone satellite into orbit, is due to launch on 25th
STI has announced that its manufacturing facility in Cebu, Philippines has been certified AS9100 Rev C – the industry standard for Aerospace, Defense and Space - matching the same certification as its UK factory.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, €108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and
In a major speech Science Minister David Willetts has set out how the UK Government will fund research into cutting-edge technology, including major investments in space, robotics and advanced
Guildford-based SSTL has been awarded the contract by the National Space Organisation (NSPO) in Taiwan for the design and manufacture of up to 12 satellite platforms for the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2
Thales has been awarded a contract by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency1 to upgrade the protected SATCOM capability of NATO in order to increase operational performance and reduce operating costs.
Dr. David Parker has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency.
Eight years since ESA's Huygens bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan - the first time a probe had touched down on an alien world in the outer Solar System, new results reveal that on first
As a warm up for BBC 2's Stargazing Live - which started again on January 8 2013 - reporter Jules Hyam, of BBC Points West, interviewed Mike Guest, a senior engineer at SEA, to find out about what work the company is doing in the UK's satellite
RBS has launched a new manufacturing research report entitled 'The Future of UK High Value Engineering', including insights from leading sector specialists such as Graham Chisnall, Deputy CEO and MD of aerospace at ADS.
Professor Richard Holdaway, Director of the The Science and Technology Facilities Council's RAL (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Space, has been awarded a CBE in recognition of his remarkable services to Science and Technology.
The team at BAE Systems and industry partners have designed, manufactured and tested hardware and software for a space-qualified GPS receiver.
A new satellite that will provide secure military communications for UK Armed Forces has been successfully launched into space, the MoD announced today.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo undertook its 23rd glide flight yesterday - the first in powered flight configuration - in the pre-powered portion of its incremental test flight programme.
When the next crew of the International Space Station (ISS) set off into space aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on 19 December, their luggage will contain an E-Nose (electronic nose) developed by Astrium.
ADS announced today that Paul Everitt has agreed to accept the post of Chief Executive of ADS - and Chairman of FIL Ltd. - taking over from Rees Ward who has been at the helm since ADS was established.
Astrium - Europe's leading space tech company - has unveiled its diversity charter to mark a special diversity day involving 10 of its European sites.
The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, has announced the appointment of the Chairman, Tim Sherwood, and Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Martin, for the Satellite Applications Catapult centre.
An interactive space exhibition has landed in Horse Guards Parade, St. James's Park, London - open free to the public from 3-9 December - and UK Space is hosting the largest EU space event this year, the European Space Solutions conference, 3-5 December.
Reaction Engines Ltd has announced that critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology for SABRE, an engine that will enable aircraft to reach the opposite side of the world in under four hours, or to fly directly into orbit and
Surface Technology International Ltd (STI) has made a substantial IT investment by implementing a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at its manufacturing and operations facility in the UK.
The UK Space Agency is set to invest £1.2 billion in some of Europe's biggest and most lucrative space projects, providing the UK with increased leadership in a rapidly growing global sector and building on the UK space industry's £9.1 billion
Astrium has welcomed the decisions taken by the Ministerial Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) on 20 and 21 November 2012 which has voted for a €10 billion budget for the period 2013-2017 and the funding of programmes that mark a real
Testing of the Astrium-built C-band SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar), the radar antenna for earth-watching satellite Sentinel-1, is now nearing completion.
Next week, the future course of Europe's space sector will be set as Ministers of the 20 Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA) come together in Italy to discuss future space programmes.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, dropped into his Mojave, California-based Virgin Galactic space company yesterday, accompanied by his daughter Holly, to see how it is helping make his vision of affordable
The UK's £9.1 billion space sector is about to become even bigger business after the Government pledged an extra £60 million to the UK Space Agency for Europe's space programme.
Britain's manufacturers are substantially increasing investment in skills in response to greater demand for more highly skilled employees but even without a strong recovery, many firms are reporting skills shortages,
After careful consideration, John Alty, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation group at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has decided to appoint Dr David Parker as the acting Chief Executive of the Agency.
ADS - in partnership with the Royal Aeronautical Society and Space Connections - has launched the 2012-13 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) sponsored by Chemring Group plc and Rolls-Royce.
The UK Satellite Navigation Competition - sponsored by the UK Space Agency - has crowned 'Travel Time' as the best new use of satellite data from this year's competition.
Astrium has presented the results of its Lunar Lander Phase B1 study - carried out on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) - at the ESA Preliminary System Requirement Review.
Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC - a wholly owned subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) - announced a contract for the batch production of its industry-leading SGR-10 Space GPS Receiver, with Aeroflex's division in
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is undertaking a project to assist geospatial information provider RapidEye AG in upgrading and consolidating its ground station facilities.
Austria's Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardised the mission.
Europe's second pair of fully operational Galileo satellites were successfully launched today from the European spaceport in French Guiana, South America.
Europe's second pair of fully operational Galileo satellites have now joined the Soyuz rocket on the launch pad at Europe's spaceport in French Guiana, in the next stage of a project in which the UK has played no small part.
Businesses have up to October 24 to bid for £8,000 vouchers to develop innovative ideas alongside the University of Leicester's world-renowned space expertise.
ADS - the trade organisation advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries - has relaunched its website.
The UK Space Agency is hosting the biggest EU space event this year which will feature keynote presentations from the UK Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts MP and Chairman of Virgin Group and Virgin Galactic
Building on a decade of success in making satellite data available to users for disaster response, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' has opened its doors even wider and is now providing universal access to the
Today the European automated transfer vehicle ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi, which was developed and built by Astrium, successfully completed its mission.
Astrium has been awarded a three year contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to provide commercial satellite communications capacity for European military needs.
As prime contractor for both the Ariane 5 launcher and the Astra 2F satellite, Astrium is preparing for the scheduled launch of two telecommunications satellites - Astra 2F and GSAT 10 - from the European Space Centre in Kourou,
Sir Martin Sweeting, founder and executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, has been presented with the International von
The next UK Space Conference will be held on 16-17 July 2013 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow.