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UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls

Posted 15 October 2018

The UK Space Agency has joined a campaign to encourage more girls to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and consider careers in space.

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FCO Chief Scientific Adviser announced

Posted 15 October 2018

Professor Carole Mundell has been announced as the new Chief Scientific Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

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Britain and Australia enter into space agreement

Posted 5 October 2018

The United Kingdom and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate cooperation on activities including communications technologies, space situational awareness and satellite navigation.

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Konecranes modernises rotary crane at rocket drives test facility

Posted 2 October 2018

Konecranes is modernising the rotary crane at the test facility for rocket drives at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR (German Aerospace Centre), installing the latest technology to increase its

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BepiColombo readied for launch to Mercury

Posted 2 October 2018

The BepiColombo joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - with the space probe constituting a 6.4-metre stacked spacecraft assembly incorporating a four-in-one satellite and a wealth

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Thales Alenia Space UK delivers key element for ExoMars 2020 mission

Posted 1 October 2018

Thales Alenia Space in the UK has achieved the major milestone of delivering its IMU Flight Models to Airbus Defence and Space in UK for integration with the ExoMars Rover.

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AEB releases UK Customs Guide for Traders

Posted 1 October 2018

Earlier this month, HMRC published a letter of advice and guidance to thousands of UK companies who currently only trade goods with EU member states, providing alerts about customs, excise and VAT procedures that these businesses need to apply in

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Solar Orbiter leaving Stevenage for testing

Posted 27 September 2018

The UK-built Solar Orbiter is leaving the Airbus factory in Stevenage to travel to Germany for testing, ahead of its launch in 2020 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

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Airbus wins ESA studies for human base in lunar orbit

Posted 20 September 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned Airbus for two studies for possible European involvement in the future human base in lunar orbit.

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Harwin strengthens its Gecko series

Posted 19 September 2018

Harwin has significantly extended the scope of its award-winning Gecko Screw-Lok (Gecko-SL) 1.25mm pitch connector solutions – which are targeted at avionics, defence and space applications.

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3DEO NI expanding its team

Posted 19 September 2018

Belfast based 3DEO NI is creating 33 highly skilled technology jobs over the next four years as it prepares to commercialise unique space technology applications.

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Net successfully snares space debris

Posted 19 September 2018

The RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit, marking the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.

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2019 UK Youth Rocketry Challenge launched

Posted 17 September 2018

The UK’s aspiring astronauts and rocket scientists are being called upon to compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition, the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC).

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SSTL confirms launch of NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4

Posted 17 September 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of two satellites, NovaSAR-1, a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite and SSTL S1-4, a high resolution optical Earth Observation satellite.

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PACE real-time flight optimisation app certified for Inmarsat SB-S

Posted 13 September 2018

The Pacelab Flight Profile Optimiser (FPO) from PACE is the latest application certified for use across Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform for aviation operations and safety communications.

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CCP Gransden appointed by Jaguar Land Rover in £35m electric vehicle project

Posted 13 September 2018

The future-proofing of advanced composites manufacturer CCP Gransden in Ballygowan, Co Down, took a major step forward today with the appointment by Jaguar Land Rover to a consortium prototyping a new

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Leonardo signs MoU with Aireon to integrate space-based ADS-B into LeadInSky

Posted 10 September 2018

Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aireon LLC, developer of the world’s first space-based air traffic surveillance system, allowing Leonardo - which provides advanced ATM

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Lizzie Greenwood appointed Director of UKspace

Posted 7 September 2018

UKspace has appointed Lizzie Greenwood as its new Director, effective from today.

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GRC to bring Gatehouse Telecom's GLE to the UK

Posted 5 September 2018

Satcom tester GateHouse Telecom, has signed a reseller agreement with Global RadioData Communications Ltd (GRC) to bring the Global Xpress Link Emulator (GLE), an off air test tool, to the UK market.

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Airbus' ACLS ready for launch to ISS

Posted 5 September 2018

Airbus is sending a new Life Support Rack - also known as an Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS) - developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) as a technology demonstrator, to the International Space Station (ISS) to purify air and produce oxygen for the

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GKN Aerospace wins ArianeGroup contract for rocket engine turbines

Posted 4 September 2018

GKN Aerospace will develop and manufacture two full scale turbines for the Prometheus low-cost re-usable rocket engine demonstrator on liquid oxygen and methane propellants.

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FLIR helps students prepare for SpaceX competition

Posted 4 September 2018

Engineering students from the University of Edinburgh who were accepted to participate in the exciting SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition used thermal imaging and measurement technology from FLIR to make sure their prototype was ready

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Leicester University's MIXS on integrated BepiColombo science orbiters

Posted 31 August 2018

The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission carrying the Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (MIXS) developed by the University of Leicester, are now connected in their launch

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‘Ocean’ satellite Sentinel-6A takes shape

Posted 30 August 2018

The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been 'mated' with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus.

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Avanti launches South African based operations

Posted 30 August 2018

London based satellite operator, Avanti Communications Group, which provides Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, officially launched its South Africa-based operations

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UK considers viability of British alternative to EU's Galileo

Posted 29 August 2018

UKspace has announced that it fully endorses the Government’s plans to undertake a major feasibility study into the possible development of an alternative to the EU’s Galileo satellite system, with the UK perhaps

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COMSAT and Avanti sign MDA

Posted 29 August 2018

Provider of satellite connectivity to the US DoD, COMSAT, has announced a seven-year Master Distribution Agreement (MDA) with London headquartered Avanti Communications plc.

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British built laser spacecraft goes into orbit

Posted 23 August 2018

A British-built satellite equipped with a 3.4-Kilowatt laser, as powerful as 840 lightbulbs, was launched into space last night.

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UK Space Agency Steering Board seeks new Chairperson

Posted 23 August 2018

The UK Space Agency is searching for a new Chairperson to lead its Steering Board.

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ADS: No deal Brexit remains worst outcome for business

Posted 23 August 2018

Responding to the publication of the technical notices published by the Government today, the trade body representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, said a no deal Brexit would create inevitable

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Goonhilly and Spacebit partner on blockchain for space exploration

Posted 22 August 2018

Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) is collaborating with space blockchain technology pioneers, Spacebit, to develop the use of blockchain technology for space-based data applications and mission deployment.

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Inmarsat and Auxilium to deliver satellite IIoT mining solutions

Posted 21 August 2018

Inmarsat and Auxilium Systems, an Australian mining technology solutions company, have established a formal partnership to deliver the most effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and communications

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NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4 will launch on ISRO's PSLV

Posted 20 August 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the launch into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit of NovaSAR-1, a

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Britain competes to launch an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030

Posted 15 August 2018

During his first visit to the site of a future UK spaceport in Sutherland last week, Business Secretary Greg Clark expanded on the commercial opportunities to be gained.

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Zephyr S HAPS flies longer than any other aircraft on maiden flight

Posted 13 August 2018

Airbus Defence and Space saw the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme last week, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite), which took off on 11th July in Arizona,

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Aeolus satellite ready to take on the wind

Posted 9 August 2018

Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, has been encapsulated into the Vega launcher at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou ready for launch on the 21 August.

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Student develops heat shield for future spacecraft

Posted 9 August 2018

A University of Manchester PhD student has developed a prototype flexible heat shield for spacecraft that could reduce the cost of space travel and even aid future space missions to Mars.

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SSTL & NOC launch first global GNSS-Reflectometry ocean wind data service

Posted 7 August 2018

The first global GNSS-Reflectometry ocean wind data service has been launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and partner the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), with support from the European

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Bright Ascension provide software support for RH-OBC-1

Posted 7 August 2018

Scottish space software company Bright Ascension Ltd have developed software to support a radiation hardened computer chip (RH-OBC-1) designed by Texas-based Hi-Tech company VORAGO Technologies.

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Shetland Space Centre to collaborate with B2Space

Posted 26 July 2018

Shetland Space Centre has joined forces with B2Space, a Bristol-based firm that is developing a small satellite launcher centred on a stratospheric balloon.

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Tonbridge School fly the flag in international rocketry final

Posted 20 July 2018

Four students from Tonbridge School, Kent, were named as runners-up after they competed in an international fly-off in the Youth Rocketry Challenge against teams representing the USA, Japan and France at Farnborough

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FIA2018: Virgin Orbit selects Spaceport Cornwall for UK sat launch

Posted 17 July 2018

The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership agreement signed yesterday by Virgin Orbit and Cornwall Council at the Farnborough

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FIA2018: UK launches development of spaceports

Posted 16 July 2018

The UK is set to build on its world leading expertise in aerospace with the development of vertical and horizontal spaceports, as the Business Secretary Greg Clark announced today at the Farnborough Intenraional Airshow (FIA) that the UK

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FIA2018: PM calls for cooperation welcomed by industry

Posted 16 July 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech today on the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), in which she called on industry to work with Government to build on the nation's aerospace heritage and

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AMETEK SMP to showcase titanium capabilities at FIA2018

Posted 12 July 2018

Plymouth based AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) next week (16-22 July 2018), showcasing its capabilities in manufacturing specialty metal products in

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ADS sees Brexit White Paper as good for industry

Posted 12 July 2018

The aerospace, defence, security and space industries association ADS, has welcomed today’s White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) as marking a good step forward in addressing businesses’

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Kx extends relationship with NASA FDL and SETI

Posted 10 July 2018

It was announced today that the NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) will continue to use Kx’s analytics capabilities to build on its space research success in this summer’s mission.

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Boeing to present Future of Aerospace vision at FIA

Posted 9 July 2018

Boeing today announced its plans to reveal its vision for the future of air and space travel at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), taking place next week (16-22 July).

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Quality Blue to bring its blue model to FIA2018

Posted 9 July 2018

Quality Blue Ltd - a new company formed by Adrian Gundy who has over 20 years’ consulting and training experience - will be at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) next week to introduce its 'blue model' approach to ISO-based Quality

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UK Space Agency launches initiative to improve patient care with NHS England

Posted 26 June 2018

A search for hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year is underway with up to £4 million from the UK Space Agency available for as many as four

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Royal Navy helps STEM event go with a Big Bang

Posted 21 June 2018

The Royal Navy recently brought their engineering expertise to Perth when they participated in a major Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event.

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RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched from ISS

Posted 20 June 2018

The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been launched into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS).

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QinetiQ charts climate change with satellite studies

Posted 11 June 2018

QinetiQ are conducting two research programmes in preparation for the development of satellites that will contribute to climate change research, under contracts with The European Space Agency (ESA) signed earlier this year.

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SSTL awards LSA to Firefly Aerospace

Posted 6 June 2018

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly), a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market,has announced the execution of a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for use of the

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Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensor satellite ready for shipment

Posted 5 June 2018

Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, is now ready for its upcoming launch.

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Airbus-built SES-12 dual-mission satellite successfully launched

Posted 4 June 2018

SES-12, the 13th satellite built by Airbus for SES, has been successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 04 June.

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Citizen scientists look to the skies to help Dstl study

Posted 1 June 2018

Space scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are engaging with amateur astronomers to help them observe the night sky and gather data for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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UKRoC winners Tonbridge School to represent UK in IRC at FIA

Posted 25 May 2018

Tonbridge School’s team ‘Rocketon’ have won the national final of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) to earn a place representing the UK and competing against students from the USA, Japan and France at the International

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UK poised for Defence Space Strategy boost led by RAF

Posted 23 May 2018

As the UK space sector’s world-leading experts gather for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in

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Tim Peake going back to the Futures Day at Farnborough

Posted 18 May 2018

British astronaut Tim Peake is returning to Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) for Futures Day, where he will again be participating in a programme of events especially designed to inspire young people from school, colleges

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Marex Spectron announces joint venture with Earth-i

Posted 15 May 2018

Global commodities broker and research house, Marex Spectron, has today announced a joint-venture with Earth-i, a leader and pioneer of ‘New Space’ technologies, to develop and distribute a range of unique analytical tools.

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UK space industry sets out vision for growth

Posted 14 May 2018

The Space Growth Partnership (SGP) has published its ‘Prosperity from Space’ strategy document, setting out its vision for enhanced growth in the UK space sector over the next decade.

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Low-cost ops help drive small-sats launch market towards $62bn by 2030

Posted 14 May 2018

The evolution of small satellites from technology demonstrators to providers of low-cost operational services across distributed industry segments is attracting launch demand from organisations all over

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SSC to feature at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Posted 14 May 2018

Shetland Space Centre has been invited to take part in this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in conjunction with the Royal Air Force and Edinburgh-based launch provider Skyrora.

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TARC winners Creekview High School to represent US in IRC at FIA

Posted 13 May 2018

Creekview High School team from Canton, Georgia, has triumphed against 799 rocketry teams from across America to win the world’s largest student rocketry contest – the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) – and

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ADS Apprenticeship Reception supports Year of Engineering

Posted 10 May 2018

The annual ADS Apprenticeship Reception was held in the House of Commons last week, celebrating the important role of the 12,000 apprentices in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors.

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American student rocketeers compete to represent US at Farnborough finals

Posted 10 May 2018

This Saturday the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals Fly-Off take place at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA (outside Washington, D.C.), to determine who will win and represent the US at the

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Reaching for the stars

Posted 10 May 2018

A PhD student at the University of Leicester has been recognised internationally for her research into life on Mars.

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Keystone Law launches space practice led by Joanne Wheeler MBE

Posted 2 May 2018

Keystone Law has brought on a four-strong team, spearheaded by Joanne Wheeler MBE, to launch a new practice area advising those in the satellite, space, telecommunications and applications industries.

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ArianeGroup to propel Effective Space drone into orbit

Posted 26 April 2018

Effective Space, the UK-headquartered company providing last-mile logistics in space, has announced a strategic partnership with ArianeGroup for the provision of electric propulsion systems for its SPACE DRONE spacecraft.

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A giant leap for student-kind

Posted 26 April 2018

Three University of Leicester students are going to boldly embark on a career-making opportunity to work on new space technologies with one of Europe’s leading space companies, OHB System AG.

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SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity passes major milestone

Posted 26 April 2018

Earlier this month (5th April) Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity safely and successfully completed her first supersonic, rocket-powered flight, generating valuable data on flight, motor and vehicle performance now being

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Airbus increases Sentinel-3 altimetry precision

Posted 19 April 2018

A new highly precise MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) built by Airbus is ready to start operations after the launch of the Sentinel-3B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor for this programme.

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Cobham to supply Orion crew module suite to Lockheed Martin

Posted 18 April 2018

Cobham has been awarded contracts by Lockheed Martin Space to supply a suite of space-rated life support and propulsion components for NASA’s Orion deep space exploration spacecraft.

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Earth-i releases first full-colour video of Earth from space

Posted 16 April 2018

Earth-i today released the first video taken by VividX2, the technology prototype for its Vivid-i constellation. Launched on 12 January 2018, VividX2 is the world’s first commercial satellite able to provide full-colour

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University of Cambridge wins Boeing 2017 Supplier of the Year Award for Innovation

Posted 12 April 2018

The University of Cambridge has been recognised by Boeing among the company's 2017 Supplier of the Year Award winners - which honours 13 companies for the high-quality products, services and value

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Airbus ships SES-12 satellite to launch base

Posted 12 April 2018

The SES-12 all-electric communications satellite, built by Airbus for SES, has been shipped from the Airbus Defence and Space facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Reaction Engines secures £26.5m of fresh funding

Posted 12 April 2018

Reaction Engines Limited today announced that it has raised a further £26.5 million in a strategic fundraising effort, by securing backing from some of the most influential names in aerospace and finance, which will support its

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£4.8m Research England funding provides major boost to UK space industry

Posted 11 April 2018

A consortium of UK universities and agencies has been awarded nearly £5 million from Research England in order to fund major national initiatives to enhance research and innovation in the UK space

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Future UK-EU relationship report provides further clarity

Posted 4 April 2018

In the third report of its overarching inquiry into the Article 50 negotiations, the Exiting the European Union Committee has set out key tests by which any deal agreed by October 2018 must be judged, providing greater clarity for

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Graham Peters becomes Chair of UKspace

Posted 27 March 2018

Graham Peters, Managing Director of Avanti Government Solutions, has taken over as Chair of UKspace, the trade association of the UK space industry, taking over the two-year post from Richard Peckham.

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport ready for lift off

Posted 15 March 2018

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is another step closer to becoming the first commercial spaceport in the UK and Europe.

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Airbus launches OPTIMA

Posted 15 March 2018

Airbus has launched the OPTIMA project, which will deliver a proof of concept demonstrator for the use of photonic payloads in telecommunications satellites.

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Thales Alenia Space announces BBR shipment from UK

Posted 15 March 2018

Thales Alenia Space today shipped the broadband radiometer (BBR) - a scientific instrument for the European Space Agency’s Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) satellite mission - to satellite prime contractor

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UKspace welcomes the Space Industry Bill passing into law

Posted 15 March 2018

UKspace welcomes the passing into law of the Space Industry Bill which not only puts in place the enabling legislation to allow space flight from UK soil, it also modernises the existing UK space law keeping pace with technology

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BEIS outlines UK’s future participation in H2020

Posted 7 March 2018

A new statement on the UK’s involvement in Horizon 2020 has just been published by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) which outlines the ongoing participation in the programme.

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Keeping satellites safe

Posted 2 March 2018

Elon Musk’s decision to launch his Tesla sports car on the inaugural flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket captured headlines around the world but the incredible sight also served to highlight the growing number of manmade objects now in space and what is being done to

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Peli contributes to MAFIC research efforts

Posted 28 February 2018

Peli Products has provided support for the Team of Mars Analogue Fumarole Interdisciplinary Collaboration (MAFIC), by providing high-performance protective cases for their next mission.

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Tim Peake visits Airbus Portsmouth to see Eutelsat Quantum satellite

Posted 26 February 2018

Airbus’ Portsmouth site played host to British ESA astronaut Tim Peake today to see the latest revolutionary telecommunications satellite being built at the factory, the Eutelsat Quantum satellite, being

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Innalabs secures €2.6m ESA contract.

Posted 23 February 2018

InnaLabs has announced a €2.6m contract with ESA to design, develop, manufacture and test a highly reliable radiation hardened 3-axis gyroscope, used for measuring angular velocity or maintaining orientation of satellites.

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Goonhilly Earth Station secures £8.4m investment

Posted 22 February 2018

Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, South West England, is being upgraded to communicate with deep space missions to the Moon and Mars thanks to an £8.4 million investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise

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BOXARR and Deloitte formed alliance to map complex business systems

Posted 14 February 2018

Software company BOXARR and business advisory firm Deloitte, have formed an alliance to provide businesses and organisations with solutions to analyse and optimise their complex technical, operational and

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UK space firms tackle global challenges

Posted 12 February 2018

Improved disaster response in Commonwealth states and tropical disease control are among the goals of 10 new projects involving British space organisations, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced last week.

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ESA and Airbus partner on commercial Bartolomeo payload

Posted 9 February 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus have signed a commercial partnership (PPP) agreement for construction, launch and operations of the commercial 'Bartolomeo' platform.

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SSTL and 21AT announce new Earth Observation Capacity Contract

Posted 2 February 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) signed a £25M contract in Beijing yesterday with Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd (21AT) to provide data from a new Earth Observation satellite (SSTL-S1)

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Serco completes acquisition of BTP Systems

Posted 29 January 2018

Further to the announcement of 24 October 2017 regarding the acquisition of BTP Systems LLC, Serco has confirmed that, following receipt of the required approvals, the transaction has now completed.

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Dstl investigates the earth's upper atmosphere

Posted 29 January 2018

In a world first, a new experiment to study the effects of space weather on global communications is being launched by the UK and US governments.

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SSTL joins Viasat’s RTE network

Posted 25 January 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Viasat today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the start of operations of the new Viasat antenna system installed at SSTL’s Guildford headquarters, that will form part of the Viasat Real-Time Earth (RTE) network - a

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Bright Ascension provides software for Kepler nanosat

Posted 23 January 2018

Scottish space software company Bright Ascension Ltd have provided the software for a communications satellite which was recently launched by Kepler Communications Inc.

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Space Drone to boost life of ageing satellites

Posted 17 January 2018

UK headquartered Effective Space Solutions Ltd (Effective Space), today announced it's signed a US$100+ million multi-year contract with a major regional satellite operator, which will see two Effective Space Space Drones launched in

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ADS: No deal Brexit remains worst outcome for business

Responding to the publication of the technical notices published by the Government today, the trade body representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, said a no deal Brexit would create inevitable

British built laser spacecraft goes into orbit

A British-built satellite equipped with a 3.4-Kilowatt laser, as powerful as 840 lightbulbs, was launched into space last night.

Britain and Australia enter into space agreement

The United Kingdom and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate cooperation on activities including communications technologies, space situational awareness and satellite navigation.

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Earlier this month, HMRC published a letter of advice and guidance to thousands of UK companies who currently only trade goods with EU member states, providing alerts about customs, excise and VAT procedures that these businesses need

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