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ClearSpace secures UKSA satellite refuelling contract

Posted 21 February 2024

ClearSpace has secured a contract with the UK Space Agency to investigate the feasibility of an in-orbit satellite refuelling mission, an exciting new market for in-orbit services.

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Thales Alenia Space launches MARSBalloon

Posted 20 February 2024

Thales Alenia Space has launched MARSBalloon, which gives primary and secondary students the chance to fly experiments and test technologies that could one day be destined for Mars.

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Science and tech projects sought for UK mission with Axiom Space

Posted 20 February 2024

Up to £15 million commercial funding could be made available for British science and technology to fly to space, should the proposed mission with Axiom Space proceed, the UK Space Agency announced today.

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Wayland Additive to showcase Calibur3 capabilities at AMADS

Posted 15 February 2024

Wayland Additive, an OEM of next generation eBeam metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, will showcase its Calibur3 capabilities at AMADS (AM for Aerospace, Defence & Space), being held in Ashton Gate Stadium,

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BAE Systems to complete acquisition of Ball Aerospace

Posted 15 February 2024

Further to the announcement of 17th August 2023, BAE Systems has now received the necessary regulatory approvals and will be executing steps in the coming days to complete the acquisition of Ball Aerospace from Ball Corporation.

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In-Space Missions awarded UKSA funding for Faraday Dragon

Posted 15 February 2024

In-Space Missions Ltd has been awarded further funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to progress its Faraday Dragon rideshare satellite programme.

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DE&S awards satellite control contracts to Lockheed Martin and Rhea

Posted 14 February 2024

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has placed contracts with Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems UK in Oxfordshire and Rhea in Bath, to develop innovative software that will provide a robust, secure and

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UKSA funding ensures UK role in global missions to Moon, Mars and Venus

Posted 14 February 2024

UK scientists and engineers will play a role in major global missions to the Moon, Mars and Venus, thanks to new funding from the UK Space Agency for work towards international space science and exploration

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Collins Aerospace completes next-gen spacesuit milestone

Posted 13 February 2024

A major NASA design milestone has been reached by Collins Aerospace as it completed the Crew Capability Assessment, as a key step in the design process on its next-generation spacesuit for the International Space Station (ISS),

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Starlab Space announces leadership team

Posted 13 February 2024

Starlab Space LLC (Starlab Space) - the transatlantic joint venture between Voyager Space and Airbus - has appointed retired NASA astronaut and Voyager executive, Tim Kopra, as Starlab's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Mohit Sharma as

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Orbex secures international patent for coaxial rocket fuel tanks

Posted 13 February 2024

UK-based spaceflight company, Orbex, has been granted an international patent across more than a dozen countries to protect its innovative coaxial tanking technology, which nests the main rocket fuel tank within the

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ADS appoints David Lockwood as President

Posted 12 February 2024

ADS, the UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, has today announced the appointment of David Lockwood, CEO of Babcock, as their new President.

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Pulsar Fusion tests new plasma spaceship engine

Posted 7 February 2024

UK aerospace company Pulsar Fusion has successfully tested a new high-tech space engine at the University of Southampton, which is designed to launch a new generation of super satellites.

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MicroCarb CO2 monitoring satellite ready for launch

Posted 5 February 2024

The first European space mission designed to monitor carbon fluxes on Earth by precisely measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has completed assembly and qualification in the UK.

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UK’s first ever degree apprenticeship in Space Systems Engineering launched

Posted 5 February 2024

BAE Systems and the University of Portsmouth have launched the UK’s first ever degree apprenticeship in Space Systems Engineering.

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Space reflectors could enhance solar farms

Posted 5 February 2024

Reflectors placed in orbit around the Earth which reflect sunlight towards future solar power farms at dawn and dusk could help accelerate the transition to net-zero, according to University of Glasgow researchers.

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UKSA joins EISCAT

Posted 2 February 2024

The UK Science Minister Andrew Griffith is in Norway today, as the UK Space Agency (UKSA) signs an agreement to join EISCAT - the international space observatory - and the UK announces £5.5 million backing for Arctic research.

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BAE Systems’ advanced GPS tech clears CDR

Posted 1 February 2024

BAE Systems’ programme to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor has completed Critical Design Review (CDR).

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ADS launches its 2024 Manifesto

Posted 1 February 2024

ADS - the association representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - this week launched its manifesto for 2024, setting out its recommendations for the next government to secure UK advantage.

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World’s first metal 3D printer for space heads to ISS

Posted 31 January 2024

The first metal 3D printer for space, developed by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA), will soon be tested aboard the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS).

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New Farnborough International Space Show launched

Posted 30 January 2024

Farnborough International has today announced the launch of Farnborough International Space Show, a new, annual UK space industry event, to pioneer the commercial space age.

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Airbus becomes sole owner of AOS

Posted 29 January 2024

Airbus US Space & Defense, Inc. has announced completion of a deal with Eutelsat OneWeb to purchase its 50% share of the Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS) joint venture, making Airbus the sole owner of AOS and the satellite manufacturing facility in Merritt

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EasyJet takes to the skies with Iris

Posted 29 January 2024

EasyJet has taken to the skies as the first airline partner of the ground-breaking Iris programme, an initiative led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Viasat, which is using the latest generation of satellite technology to help modernise air

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DE&S seeks industry support for Space Delivery Team

Posted 25 January 2024

Defence Equipment & Support’s Space Delivery Team is inviting industry partners to demonstrate how they can support efforts to deliver Assured Alternative Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) technologies to enable

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ClearSpace and Orbit Fab to create in-space refueling service

Posted 25 January 2024

ClearSpace and Orbit Fab have announced a multifaceted strategic partnership to advance in-space refueling and servicing capabilities that will revolutionise space operations and serve as a foundation for a vibrant

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Telespazio UK awarded EO DataHub Platform Software Development and Operations contract

Posted 24 January 2024

Telespazio UK has been awarded the Earth Observation (EO) DataHub Platform Software Development and Operations contract.

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Viasat proves UK SBAS accuracy

Posted 18 January 2024

Viasat has proven the precision of its UK Satellite Based Augmentation System (UK SBAS) aboard a Cranfield University National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC) aircraft, as part of an ongoing trial funded by the Department for Transport through the European

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Aqualunar Challenge launched

Posted 17 January 2024

A joint UK-Canada £1.2 million Aqualunar Challenge is launching to support development of water-purifying technologies for the Moon.

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UK DBT boosts supply chain resilience

Posted 17 January 2024

UK supplies of critical goods such as minerals and semiconductors are to be safeguarded, with the UK Government's Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy launched today at Heathrow Airport by Nusrat Ghani, Minister for Industry and

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University of Glasgow engineers test self-eating rocket

Posted 10 January 2024

University of Glasgow engineers have built and fired the first unsupported ‘autophage’ rocket engine which consumes parts of its own body for fuel.

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IceMOS Technology raises pre-IPO funding following Northern Ireland Investment Summit

Posted 9 January 2024

Semiconductor manufacturer, IceMOS Technology Corporation today announced it has secured pre-IPO funding as a result of meeting a London-based investor at the Northern Ireland Investment

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Professor Suzie Imber to deliver keynote at Space-Comm Expo 2024

Posted 9 January 2024

Space-Comm Expo has announced the first wave of its keynote speakers, including space scientist and astronaut in training Professor Suzie Imber and the who’s who of industry CEOs, CTOs and founders from the likes

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Oxford Space Systems completes £3m funding round

Posted 8 January 2024

Oxford Space Systems today announced the completion of a £3 million equity investment round - having achieved an impressive trajectory, with revenues tripling, successful space antenna deployments and an increase in employee

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ULA's Vulcan Rocket taking UK component to the moon

Posted 8 January 2024

United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched its Vulcan rocket today at 2:18 am EST (7.18 am UK time) from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, with two payloads, Astrobotic's first Peregrine Lunar Lander,

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Orbex appoints new CEO and Chair team

Posted 8 January 2024

UK-based orbital launch services company, Orbex, has today announced the appointment of two tech and space sector stalwarts, scale-up expert Phillip Chambers as its new Chief Executive Officer and Miguel Belló Mora - formerly Director

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Professor Adrian Michael Cruise awarded OBE for services to space

Posted 4 January 2024

Professor Adrian Michael Cruise, a UK scientist who established the Gravitational Wave Research Group at the University of Birmingham, has been recognised in the New Year Honours for services to space, alongside

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WDS launches range of coloured machine bow handles

Posted 4 January 2024

West Yorkshire based WDS Components has launched a new range of durable, coloured bow handles, ideal for use with machinery and many industrial applications.

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Viasat to develop new systems and capabilities for USAF

Posted 3 January 2024

Viasat is to work with the US Air Force's Life Cycle Management Center (USAF LCMC) to transition and integrate new innovative technologies and capabilities as part of a $900 million ceiling, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite

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Viasat partners with Safran Data Systems to bring InRange to market

Posted 2 January 2024

Viasat is working with Safran Data Systems to jointly bring InRange to market so launch providers and spaceports can relay launch vehicles' telemetry in flight throughout their trajectory and without having

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ISS National Lab wraps up banner year supporting R&D

Posted 21 December 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory wraps up a banner year supporting research and technology development (R&D) in low Earth orbit (LEO).

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Airbus tests Astrobotic's lunar landing systems

Posted 18 December 2023

Astrobotic’s Peregrine spacecraft is due to land on the lunar surface in early in 2024 and Airbus’ technology will be instrumental in taking this next step on the Moon.

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CAA grants SaxaVord a spaceport licence

Posted 18 December 2023

The UK officially has a brand-new spaceport following SaxaVord - on the North Coast of the Shetland Islands - receiving a licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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Northumbria University safeguarding the health of astronauts

Posted 14 December 2023

Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.

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Orbex awarded £3.3m from UKSA as part of ESA's Boost!

Posted 14 December 2023

Forres based orbital launch services company, Orbex, has been awarded £3.3 million in funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) 'Boost!' initiative.

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RTX to track UK space assets with LEO observation system

Posted 13 December 2023

Raytheon NORSS – RTX’s UK-based space domain awareness specialist – has been awarded a contract to provide the UK Space Agency with Space Surveillance and Tracking Services Data (SST) in low-Earth orbit

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Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel recognised for STEM commitment

Posted 13 December 2023

Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to STEM activities, receiving the award for Best Small to Medium Enterprise in the UK Space Agency funded, Space Inspiration Awards, which were held

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Bright Ascension strengthens leadership team

Posted 12 December 2023

Dundee based space software tech provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., has appointed Patricia Druken as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Laura Calder as the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO), to create a stronger commercially-focused team

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BAE Systems receives US Department of Commerce funding to modernise MEC

Posted 12 December 2023

The US Department of Commerce has announced approximately $35 million in initial funding for BAE Systems to modernise the Microelectronics Center (MEC) in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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Boeing names Stephanie Pope as Chief Operating Officer

Posted 12 December 2023

Boeing has appointed Stephanie Pope as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Boeing Company and in this newly created position of COO, effective 1st January 2024, she will report to Boeing President and

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Deep space radar to transform UK security

Posted 7 December 2023

A new radar initiative will increase UK security by being able to better detect, track and identify objects in deep space.

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Spire Global awarded Space Services contract by Lacuna Space

Posted 6 December 2023

Spire Global has been awarded a Space Services contract by Lacuna Space, which will see Spire initially build and launch six satellites carrying Lacuna Space’s payload and antenna, with the opportunity to scale the

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ESA validates preliminary design of Airbus built Ariel

Posted 6 December 2023

Airbus has passed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of Ariel, the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey spacecraft that will enable the European Space Agency (ESA) mission to study the formation,

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Airbus awarded next stage of ESA’s TRUTHS mission

Posted 4 December 2023

Airbus has been awarded the latest phase in the European Space Agency (ESA) TRUTHS mission as part of ESA’s Earth Observation Earth Watch programme.

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Viasat's second Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission satellite completes thermal vacuum test

Posted 1 December 2023

Viasat's second satellite in the upcoming Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission has completed thermal vacuum testing at Northrop Grumman’s Dulles, Virginia, site, marking a

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UKSA launch £47m SCIF to boost British space research

Posted 24 November 2023

Space research, manufacturing and testing facilities across the UK will get a boost thanks to a new fund from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) - the Space Clusters Infrastructure Fund (SCIF) - which when matched by industry investment will

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UKSA awards grant to Airbus to develop Space Catalyst in Stevenage

Posted 24 November 2023

Airbus Defence and Space in the UK has been awarded £3.9 million from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to create a space and connectivity catalyst at its headquarters in Stevenage.

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Mission to explore life on Mars moves a step closer

Posted 23 November 2023

A European mission to explore life on Mars has been given a major boost after a UK firm was awarded more than £10 million to replace Russian components in the Rosalind Franklin Mars Rover, Space Minister Andrew Griffith announced

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Camera-telescope in Cyprus to enhance UK SDA

Posted 23 November 2023

UK Space Command and the UK Space Agency have announced the award of a contract to Spaceflux to build a new ground-based space camera-telescope system in Cyprus which will enhance the UK’s Space Domain Awareness (SDA).

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First-of-its-kind data centre for space innovation

Posted 23 November 2023

The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) and the UK Space Agency have unveiled a pioneering pilot data centre for next generation space engineering, robotics, simulation and AI.

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Northumbria University to open £50m NESST Centre

Posted 23 November 2023

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has announced the creation of a £50 million space skills, research and development centre - the North East Space Skills and Technology (NESST) Centre - which is supported by investments from

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UK Space Agency funds new space tech projects

Posted 22 November 2023

The UK Space Agency has announced 23 ground-breaking projects that could boost UK leadership in new space technologies and applications around the world.

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UK aims to join Atlantic Constellation

Posted 21 November 2023

The UK is aiming to join Portugal and Spain as a member of the Atlantic Constellation and is contributing a new pathfinder satellite designed and built by a UK-based company adding to the innovative Earth and coastal monitoring and data sharing

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Skyrora and Spirit to enhance future UK launch capability

Posted 21 November 2023

Skyrora and Spirit AeroSystems cemented a collaboration on orbital launch capability on the opening day of the UK Space Conference in Belfast, home to Spirit’s largest UK manufacturing facility.

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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence to give space defence insights at UK Space Conference

Posted 16 November 2023

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is to discuss new space technology breakthroughs for national defence at the biennial UK Space Conference event, being held next week at the ICC Belfast

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Orbex supports Scottish peatland restoration research

Posted 16 November 2023

UK-based orbital launch services company, Orbex, is supporting research work to monitor Scottish peatland restoration using satellite and ground radar data.

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Spire unveils Satellite Mission Operations Platform

Posted 15 November 2023

Provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, Spire Global, unveiled its Constellation Management Platform at Space Tech Expo Europe yesterday, its web-based app that simplifies satellite constellation operations

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SaxaVord and HyImpulse announce launch plans

Posted 15 November 2023

SaxaVord Spaceport is planning to host a programme of orbital rocket launches by HyImpulse Technologies from late 2025, it was announced today.

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M5 proposes new growth manifesto for UK advanced manufacturing

Posted 15 November 2023

UK advanced manufacturing can support sustainable regional and national economic growth but this requires long-term political vision and commitment, according to the leaders of the UK’s five most successful

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Teledyne showcasing new sensors and infrared detectors at UK Space Conference

Posted 15 November 2023

Teledyne will be showcasing its latest CMOS sensors and infrared detectors at the UK Space Conference taking place at The ICC Belfast next week, between the 21st and 23rd of November.

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Resonate Testing on countdown to UK Space Conference

Posted 13 November 2023

Newry based commercial test house, Resonate Testing, is set to showcase its space industry testing expertise at the UK Space Conference, which is being held at the ICC, Belfast from 21st to 23rd November 2023.

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UK Space Industry 2023 study launched

Posted 13 November 2023

London Economics has launched the latest iteration of the long-running UK Space Agency (UKSA) study into the ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry’.

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OAS boosts high-tech engineering provision in Oxfordshire

Posted 10 November 2023

Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) has opened a new £13 million state-of-the-art extension at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Culham Campus, to provide high-quality training for apprentices in a range

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Starlab Space Station to boost ESA low-Earth orbit ambitions

Posted 9 November 2023

The European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus Defence and Space and Voyager Space have signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the ESA Space Summit in Seville, outlining their collaboration for the Starlab space

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RFA UK gets funding boost for satellite launch from Shetland

Posted 9 November 2023

Satellite launch company RFA UK (Rocket Factory Ltd) has received £3.5 million to support its plans to launch from SaxaVord Spaceport in the Shetland Islands.

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Euclid's first full colour images released

Posted 8 November 2023

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the Euclid space mission's first full-colour images of the cosmos.

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Space age manufacturing to boost frontline support

Posted 8 November 2023

A British SME is building the world’s first in-space manufacturing platform that will be used to create crucial components of defence capabilities.

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UK-led space tech to enhance William Herschel Telescope

Posted 8 November 2023

The WEAVE spectrograph for the William Herschel Telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos was officially inaugurated on 30th October 2023.

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New funding to fuel space sustainability

Posted 7 November 2023

The UK Space Agency is funding research into refuelling an upcoming mission to remove space junk, which could help prolong the life of satellites and prevent adding more debris to the space environment.

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Space Solar and Thales Alenia Space in the UK to deliver SBSP

Posted 6 November 2023

Space Solar has announced an innovation partnership with Thales Alenia Space in the UK, a joint-venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), to continue their collaboration on the first commercial space-based solar

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ASI gets a boost

Posted 6 November 2023

Students at the Air and Space Institute (ASI) are now poised to experience education like never before, thanks to the inspirational generosity of a prominent figure in UK renewable energy.

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Cornwall Space Cluster secures further funding

Posted 1 November 2023

The Cornwall Space Cluster, delivered by Cornwall Council, has secured £1 million of funding with £632k of funding from the Good Growth programme (Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Fund) to further develop the

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UK small businesses to benefit from new procurement regulations

Posted 27 October 2023

New procurement rules have today become law, following the Royal Assent of the Procurement Act, which provides for simpler procurement processes to support small businesses and innovation and protect against national

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Airbus awarded MoD contract to support UK's SKYNET

Posted 27 October 2023

Airbus has been awarded the Skynet Design Support Contract (SDSC) to provide design authority services support for the UK’s SKYNET military satellite communications systems.

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Serco receives ESA EFC2 Best in Domain Award

Posted 26 October 2023

Serco has received a new 'Best in Domain' award from the European Space Agency (ESA) in the framework of its Competitive Frame Contract 2 (EFC2).

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UK Space Agency and Axiom Space plan historic human spaceflight mission

Posted 25 October 2023

Astronauts from the United Kingdom could fly to space on a future Axiom Space mission, thanks to a new agreement signed between the UK Space Agency and the Houston-based space company.

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UKSA’s Space for Everyone tour engages over 160,000 young people

Posted 23 October 2023

The UK Space Agency’s Space for Everyone tour reached more than 160,000 young people on its five-month journey around the UK.

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Space tech start-ups tackling climate change gain commercial success

Posted 20 October 2023

UK start-ups at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre UK (ESA BIC UK) have now raised more than £200 million in equity investment collectively.

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Horizon Technologies awarded £1.2m UK Space Agency grant

Posted 19 October 2023

At an event at the Army-Navy Club in London last week, Horizon Technologies announced a £1.2 million grant awarded by the UK Space Agency.

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Metahelios to represent Scotland as Start Up Loans Ambassador

Posted 19 October 2023

Glasgow based Metahelios, a specialist in advanced camera technology for space, is among 12 businesses announced today as Ambassadors of the Start Up Loans programme, part of the British Business Bank.

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UK Space Agency launches Unlocking Space for Business

Posted 18 October 2023

The UK Space Agency has launched a new programme to help businesses unlock the benefits of satellite data and services.

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Seraphim Space/Generation Space (USA) Accelerator launches Mission 12

Posted 17 October 2023

Seraphim Space, known as Generation Space in the US, which runs the leading, dedicated accelerator for startups in the global SpaceTech industry, has today announced the companies participating in Mission 12.

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Viasat launches competition to find UK’s future space experts

Posted 13 October 2023

Viasat has launched its ‘Viasat Beyond: Space’ competition to support the next generation of UK engineers, artists, space lovers and scientists.

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Bright Ascension invests in HELIX development

Posted 12 October 2023

Space software technology provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., has announced the successful acquisition of an additional £1.5 million in funding through a bridging loan, which it is investing in the release of its HELIX suite of

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Skyrora, Viasat and CGI partner on space-based launch vehicle telemetry solution

Posted 11 October 2023

Skyrora, Viasat and CGI have been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Commercial Space Transportation Services programme to demonstrate InRange, a space-based launch

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EVENT FOCUS: SDSC-UK

Posted 11 October 2023

The Specialist Defence and Security Convention UK (SDSC-UK) is to be held at its new venue - the Telford International Centre - on Wednesday 1st November 2023 (MoD Industry Day) and Thursday 2nd November 2023 (Exhibition and Conference).

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Report highlights impact of UK contribution to Gaia mission

Posted 10 October 2023

UK funding for scientists working on a mission to map the Galaxy has helped advance the frontiers of human knowledge, according to a new report, published today alongside the latest Gaia data release.

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Celestia UK's Dr Carol Marsh OBE enters Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

Posted 10 October 2023

Dr Carol Marsh, OBE EngD CEng FIET, Head of Digital Systems at Edinburgh based Scottish satellite communications firm Celestia UK, is one of five engineers inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

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Serco awarded EUMETSAT IT Data Centre and Infrastructure contract

Posted 10 October 2023

Serco has been awarded a new contract by the European Organisation for the Exploration of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) to manage its IT Data Centre and Infrastructure Service.

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UK joins mission to trace Universe back to the Big Bang

Posted 9 October 2023

The UK will play a crucial role in a landmark mission to trace patterns in the light from space, looking back almost to the Big Bang.

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Airbus-built THEOS-2 launched

Posted 9 October 2023

The Airbus-built THEOS-2 Earth observation satellite has been successfully launched on a Vega rocket from Kourou, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana.

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