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Celestia wins major ESA contract for UK

Posted 18 December 2018

Harwell based Celestia Technologies Group UK Ltd (CTG UK) has signed an €8 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of the next generation of Gateway ground stations.

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Virgin Galactic completes historic first spaceflight

Posted 14 December 2018

History was made yesterday as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight.

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Scanner using space tech to speed up airport security

Posted 12 December 2018

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK.

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Inmarsat first commercial customer for MHI's H3 launch vehicle

Posted 7 December 2018

Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an order for the new H3 launch vehicle.

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SpaceX launches satellite payload built by University of Surrey students

Posted 5 December 2018

The European Student Earth Orbiter satellite (ESEO), which contains a vital payload designed and built by students from the University of Surrey, was launched into space on Monday 3 December 2018 by the SpaceX

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Cranfield students’ technology successfully launched into space

Posted 4 December 2018

Technology designed and built by students at Cranfield University, has today been launched into space on the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) satellite. Launch occurred last night at 19:34 CET on a SpaceX Falcon 9

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Horizon Technologies awarded Innovate UK grant

Posted 4 December 2018

Horizon Technologies has been awarded a £500,000 grant from Innovate UK, a part of UK Research and Innovation funded by the UK government.

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ACJ319 to go on display at MEBAA

Posted 4 December 2018

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showcasing an ACJ319 at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show to highlight the trend towards larger cabins in new-generation business jets.

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AEB releases new study on digitising customs ops

Posted 3 December 2018

According to a new study 'Clear the track for Digital Customs Management' published by software company AEB in cooperation with the DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany, a majority of companies have digitised - or plan to digitise - their

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BGF invests £2.75m in Walker Precision Engineering

Posted 29 November 2018

Walker Precision Engineering, which makes high-precision components for the defence and space sectors, has secured a further £2.75 million investment from BGF to support its business expansion in the UK and Europe.

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InSight mission to probe Red Planet

Posted 28 November 2018

A mission to Mars, supported by the UK Space Agency, has successfully landed and will soon begin the first study of the heart of the planet.

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SSTL releases first NovaSAR-1 images

Posted 28 November 2018

The first images from a new satellite which can see through clouds and image the Earth round the clock to help stop illegal activity and protect the environment have been released by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL).

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Barbara Bergmeier appointed Airbus Defence and Space's Head of Operations

Posted 26 November 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara Bergmeier, 50, as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 December 2018.

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Shetland and Faroe partner on space solutions

Posted 26 November 2018

Shetland Space Centre (SSC) has joined forces with telecom experts in the neighbouring Faroe Islands, forming a unique international partnership to drive forward space industry developments in the two island groups and beyond.

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University of Nottingham hosting free GNSS training event

Posted 22 November 2018

A free GNSS Systems and Technology Training event will take place at the University of Nottingham on the 24 and 25 January 2019.

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Cornwall Space Cluster to showcase UK’s space capabilities at NewSpace Europe 2018

Posted 22 November 2018

The Cornwall Space Cluster will be demonstrating its world-leading capabilities to an international audience at the 2nd Annual NewSpace Europe 2018 conference, taking place at the European

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Airbus and Eutelsat deal draws on UK satellite expertise

Posted 19 November 2018

A new multi-million-pound deal signed today by European businesses Eutelsat and Airbus, will see satellite components and major parts assembled in the UK.

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Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne completes test flight with Cosmic Girl

Posted 19 November 2018

Virgin Orbit has announced that it is one step closer to a mission in early 2019 after a successful test flight with the company's 'flying launch pad', Cosmic Girl.

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UK Space Agency funds new experiments on ISS

Posted 19 November 2018

UK science will be launched into space to help tackle the effects of ageing, thanks to fresh funding from the UK Space Agency for three UK-led experiments on the International Space Station, the Science Minister Sam Gyimah has announced.

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Early-stage businesses find home in Westcott Space Cluster

Posted 19 November 2018

The Westcott Business Incubation Centre (BIC) has accepted its first three companies to take advantage of the unique facilities and growing space ecosystem at Westcott

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GRIP/GRASP experiments conducted on ISS

Posted 19 November 2018

From 29 October through to 2 November, GRIP/GRASP experiments, developed by QinetiQ, that investigate how astronauts’ bodies adapt to microgravity, were delivered on board the International Space Station (ISS) for a second time.

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CIMON completes first tasks in space

Posted 16 November 2018

The astronaut assistant, CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first tests in space with flying colours.

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UKEF given £2bn boost to support British exporters

Posted 15 November 2018

In his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced two one-off additions of £1 billion to the UK Export Finance (UKEF) direct lending scheme, to be made available in the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

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Amphenol Invotec reaffirmed as ESA-approved supplier

Posted 14 November 2018

UK-based manufacturer of advanced PCBs, Amphenol Invotec, has successfully extended its European Space Agency (ESA) qualification for the supply of sequential rigid polyimide boards to November 2020.

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AEB organising free Brexit Tool Kit Conference

Posted 13 November 2018

Trade and logistics software provider AEB is hosting a free Brexit Tool Kit Conference in London on 4 December 2018, to assist companies preparing for the post-Brexit environment.

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QinetiQ team wins DSC contract to develop SDML

Posted 12 November 2018

A team led by QinetiQ has won a contract awarded by the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC), to develop its unique Software Defined Multifunction LIDAR (SDML) technology from a bench-top demonstrator, through to a flight ready payload.

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MetOp-C launched

Posted 7 November 2018

This morning at 01:47 h (CET) a Soyuz launcher lifted-off successfully from the European spaceport Kourou (French Guiana) carrying the four-ton weather satellite, MetOp-C.

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Spacebus NEO platform on track for 2019 launch

Posted 2 November 2018

The joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space, has presented the first designed and built Spacebus Neo Xenon Propulsion System (XPS) module that will be integrated into Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite based

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ADS launches members' Brexit Hub

Posted 1 November 2018

Today ADS has launched a new Brexit Hub on its website to give members a single authoritative source of information on the potential impact of Brexit on the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, and on how to prepare.

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Mars rover Desert test drive controlled from Didcot

Posted 1 November 2018

A UK-built Mars rover was taken for a test drive in Spain’s Tabernas Desert this week, under remote control from the Harwell Space Cluster in Oxfordshire – 1,000 miles away.

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Free sat data to help UK public sector

Posted 30 October 2018

Government departments, emergency services and local authorities will receive free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain, under plans announced by Science Minister Sam Gyimah.

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RemoveDEBRIS completes recon and navigation test

Posted 30 October 2018

RemoveDEBRIS carried out a test of its onboard vision-based navigation (VBN) system on Sunday 28 October.

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Virgin Orbit LauncherOne mated with Cosmic Girl

Posted 26 October 2018

Virgin Orbit has today revealed the first full images of their rocket, ‘LauncherOne’, as it was ‘mated’ with Cosmic Girl for the first time at the Virgin Orbit base in Long Beach, California.

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Cobham’s RadHard and microelectronics enable NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Posted 25 October 2018

Cobham has announced that its radiation-hardened (RadHard) and High Reliability Microelectronics, which are integrated into NASA's Parker Solar Probe, will play a pivotal role in enabling it to complete its

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SSTL wins UK Board of Trade award

Posted 25 October 2018

The strong international exports track record of SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) totalling £1.15 billion ($1.5bn) over a 30-year period, has been honoured with an International Board of Trade Award.

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UK-France space agreement delivers device to ocean satellite

Posted 24 October 2018

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is a step closer to launch as a UK built device is delivered to Thales Alenia Space in France.

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BepiColombo launches on Ariane 5 from Kourou

Posted 20 October 2018

The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury was successfully launched this morning, Saturday 20 October, at 03:45 am (CET) from the spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on an Ariane 5 launcher.

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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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InSight mission to probe Red Planet

A mission to Mars, supported by the UK Space Agency, has successfully landed and will soon begin the first study of the heart of the planet.

AEB releases new study on digitising customs ops

According to a new study 'Clear the track for Digital Customs Management' published by software company AEB in cooperation with the DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany, a majority of companies have digitised - or plan to digitise -

Inmarsat first commercial customer for MHI's H3 launch vehicle

Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an order for the new H3 launch vehicle.

UKEF given £2bn boost to support British exporters

In his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced two one-off additions of £1 billion to the UK Export Finance (UKEF) direct lending scheme, to be made available in the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

QinetiQ team wins DSC contract to develop SDML

A team led by QinetiQ has won a contract awarded by the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC), to develop its unique Software Defined Multifunction LIDAR (SDML) technology from a bench-top demonstrator, through to a flight ready payload.

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