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UK space sector to back 50 SP-INternships this summer

Posted 13 July 2020

Despite the widespread disruption and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UK space sector is recruiting 50 paid space internships this summer.

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UK Space Agency backs Covid-19 testing kit drone deliveries

Posted 10 July 2020

Drones delivering Covid-19 test kits and a mobile app that uses space-derived data to identify and support vulnerable or elderly people who may be suffering from poverty or loneliness, are among the projects that have been

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UK Space Agency, ESA and DCMS seek 5G logistics support solutions

Posted 9 July 2020

The UK Space Agency, European Space Agency (ESA) and DCMS have joined forces to invite companies to submit ideas for how they can use 5G terrestrial and space technology to support the UK’s logistics businesses – from

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Government grants available for UK space tech projects

Posted 7 July 2020

Government grants worth up to £75,000 are available to the UK space sector to develop new commercial technologies and bring them closer to market.

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Nick Shave appointed Chair of UKspace

Posted 6 July 2020

Nick Shave, who has taken over as Chair of UKspace, the trade association of the UK space industry, has described space as a “critical strategic asset for the nation” and called for “even greater collaboration between the space industry and Government

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QinetiQ wins €8.5m ESA contract

Posted 6 July 2020

QinetiQ’s space business has secured a new contract worth €8.5 million with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development and production of microgravity-based heat transfer experiments, expected to be installed on the International Space Station

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UK Government acquires OneWeb

Posted 3 July 2020

The UK Government has today led a successful bid to acquire OneWeb, which develops cutting-edge satellite technology in the UK and USA.

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BAE Systems delivers first radiation-hardened RAD5545 radios

Posted 2 July 2020

BAE Systems has delivered its first shipment of next-generation radiation-hardened software defined radios (SDR) enabled by its RAD5545 computer to Lockheed Martin Space.

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Element increases outgassing testing capability for space industry

Posted 2 July 2020

The Element Materials Technology (Element) Los Angeles laboratory has expanded its capability by installing a new outgassing chamber to allow for ASTM E595 outgassing testing for the space industry.

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Astronaut Tim Peake joins Skyrora’s Advisory Board

Posted 1 July 2020

Edinburgh based space rocket company Skyrora has announced the addition of British astronaut, Tim Peake to its advisory board.

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Sutherland satellite launch site plans win council approval

Posted 29 June 2020

A multimillion pound project to establish a satellite launch site in Scotland as a key part of the UK’s growing space sector has taken a major step forward.

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completes second flight from Spaceport America

Posted 26 June 2020

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. yesterday announced the successful completion of the second SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America.

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Airbus and ESA sign agreement to continue ISS operations

Posted 26 June 2020

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed an annual renewal contract with Airbus - worth around €16 million - on continuing the operation and use of European components on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Far-UK signs up to SPRINT programme

Posted 23 June 2020

Nottingham-based Far-UK, a specialist manufacturer of composite material-based products, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme, providing the company with funded access to advanced numerical optimisation expertise from

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Virgin Galactic signs with NASA for orbital human spaceflight to ISS

Posted 22 June 2020

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. announced today the signing of a Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to encourage commercial participation in orbital human spaceflight to the International Space

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Skyrora makes first ever launch from Shetland soil

Posted 19 June 2020

Edinburgh-based Skyrora successfully launched its Skylark Nano rocket from remote land, the Fethaland Peninsula at North Roe on the Scottish island last Saturday.

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UK space consortium encourages SME engagement in satcom services

Posted 17 June 2020

Airbus in the UK has teamed with KBR, Leidos UK, Northrop Grumman and QinetiQ to bring new thinking to future space solutions and to launch the Open Innovation – Space initiative, aiming to further increase SME

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Airbus wins next study contract for Martian Sample Fetch Rover

Posted 16 June 2020

Airbus Defence and Space has won the next phase of the study contract (Advanced B2) from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the advanced Sample Fetch Rover which will be used to collect samples from the surface of Mars.

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Telespazio UK awarded ESA contract to detect pipe leaks

Posted 12 June 2020

Telespazio UK, a subsidiary of Telespazio – a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%) – has been awarded a European Space Agency (ESA) contract for the use of Earth Observation to predict and detect leaks in clean water

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Scottish solar panel to fly on UK space launch

Posted 5 June 2020

Glasgow-based AAC Clyde Space will manufacture a new solar panel for space vehicles launched from UK vertical spaceports.

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UK commits new funding to combat space debris

Posted 27 May 2020

The UK Government has committed funding for innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of potentially hazardous space debris.

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Airbus wins ESA contract to build third ESM for NASA’s Orion

Posted 26 May 2020

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus - worth around €250 million - for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft.

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Skyrora conducts UK's first complete ground rocket test in 50 years

Posted 20 May 2020

Skyrora has successfully conducted the UK's first complete ground rocket test in 50 years, which took place in Scotland whilst adhering strictly to social distancing measures.

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New UK-based space team lifts off

Posted 20 May 2020

Four UK-based companies - Serco, Inmarsat, CGI UK and Lockheed Martin UK - are teaming up to combine their complementary skills and expertise to further enhance the country’s space industry capabilities to deliver prosperity and security.

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SSTL videos tell kids How Space Works

Posted 19 May 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has created a series of videos which help answer childrens' questions about space.

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Salad could one day be grown on Mars

Posted 19 May 2020

Salad seeds sent to space on the International Space Station (ISS) grow only slightly slower when back on Earth, giving hope for the future of growing food on another planet.

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to launch in May

Posted 19 May 2020

A new online service will launch on 26th May for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced today.

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme to October

Posted 12 May 2020

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today, with employers paying a percentage of the salaries of their furloughed staff.

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Airbus supplies EU with satellite communications

Posted 12 May 2020

Airbus has won the new satellite communications framework contract for military and civil missions of the European Union and its member states.

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ADS urges Government to work closely with industry on COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

Posted 11 May 2020

Reacting to today’s publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, ADS said tens of thousands of jobs are at risk in the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries without

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Holovis social distancing app supports safe return to work

Posted 6 May 2020

Holovis has developed a social distancing app to support the unique challenges being faced when returning to the workplace post-Covid.

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Airbus and Xenesis sign payload contract for Bartolomeo on ISS

Posted 6 May 2020

Airbus and Xenesis have signed a contract for a payload slot on the International Space Station (ISS) Bartolomeo platform for the demonstration of their Xen-Hub optical communication space terminal.

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Serco to support USAF Satellite Control Network in UK

Posted 30 April 2020

Serco’s Defence business has been awarded a £25 million contract by CACI to continue to provide operations and maintenance support to the US Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) at the Telemetry and Command Station

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Air League conducting live Q&A with Major Tim Peake

Posted 29 April 2020

The Air League is to conduct a live questions and answers (Q&A) session next Monday (4th May) with British astronaut, Major Tim Peake.

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NASA and Virgin Galactic cooperate to fight COVID-19

Posted 28 April 2020

The CEO of Virgin Galactic, George Whitesides, announced yesterday that Virgin Galactic has established a Space Act Agreement with NASA to develop innovative solutions to the problems facing healthcare workers on the frontline

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BAE Systems wins DARPA contract to develop machine learning analytics

Posted 24 April 2020

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop machine learning analytics as a service – a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based model for the US

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Airbus´ JUICE spacecraft nearing completion

Posted 23 April 2020

JUICE, the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, has reached its next milestone via different Airbus sites in Europe.

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UKspace launches COVID-19 Webinars for UK space sector

Posted 22 April 2020

Tomorrow the first of a series of COVID-19 Webinars will be broadcast specifically for members of the UK space sector by trade body UKspace.

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New £1.25bn package of funding for innovative UK firms

Posted 20 April 2020

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today.

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June

Posted 17 April 2020

The government’s unprecedented furlough scheme that is keeping millions of people in jobs will be extended for a further month, the Chancellor confirmed today.

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Inmarsat and APEX to connect aviation industry during pandemic

Posted 17 April 2020

Inmarsat has joined forces with international airline association APEX, to connect the global aviation industry during the most challenging time in its history.

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Astrophysicist wins Serco Global Award for supporting ESA educational facility

Posted 16 April 2020

Michel Breitfellner, Serco Contract Manager working at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid, has been recognised by Serco with a Global Award for his

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UK space technologies to boost NHS Coronavirus response

Posted 15 April 2020

A new drive to fund space-enabled technology and services that can strengthen the NHS response to coronavirus was launched yesterday by the UK Space Agency.

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CIMON-2 makes ISS debut

Posted 15 April 2020

CIMON-2 - the updated version of the CIMON astronaut assistant, developed and built by Airbus - has now demonstrated its capabilities during initial tests on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Serco awarded US Space Force contract

Posted 8 April 2020

Serco Inc. has been awarded a new contract from the US Space Force to manage, operate and maintain the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system.

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Celestia to use Caple loan for UK satellite ground station

Posted 7 April 2020

Alternative SME credit specialist Caple has helped space tech company Celestia Technologies Group (Celestia), to access a £3.5m (€4m) eight-year unsecured cross border loan for acquisition and growth, allowing

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OMS selects AAC Clyde Space for in-orbit weather observation

Posted 6 April 2020

Provider of advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and analysis-ready earth data intelligence platforms, Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), announced it has selected Glasgow-based AAC Clyde Space to provide a

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BepiColombo to fly-by Earth

Posted 3 April 2020

The Airbus built BepiColombo mission will make a fly-by past Earth on 10th April 2020 as it continues on its epic journey to Mercury.

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Peli lightens the logistics load with Light Lift

Posted 2 April 2020

To ease the burden of logistics professionals everywhere, Peli Products has introduced the Peli-Hardigg Light Lift Series rotationally moulded cases.

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Horizon Technologies secures new FlyingFish orders

Posted 1 April 2020

Horizon Technologies has secured a £500+K order for an undisclosed quantity of FlyingFish SIGINT systems from a Sub-Saharan African country.

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UK space sector working together on response to coronavirus

Posted 31 March 2020

The UK Space Agency and trade body UKspace, are working together to help the space sector respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Airbus successfully completes CHEOPS IOC

Posted 26 March 2020

Airbus has received confirmation from ESA of a successful end to the In Orbit Commissioning (IOC) of CHEOPS after the IOC review yesterday.

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OneWeb launches 34 more satellites

Posted 25 March 2020

OneWeb has successfully launched 34 more satellites into obit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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ABGI offers free support to companies looking to combat Covid-19

Posted 24 March 2020

UK innovation funding specialist, ABGI, has announced it is now offering free advice and support on R&D tax relief claims to companies investigating ways of combatting the coronavirus to meet the nation’s current

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Unst airfield set for new lease of life as space industry hub

Posted 20 March 2020

Shetland Space Centre is to exercise its option to lease the Ordale Airfield at Baltasound in Unst as it gears up for spaceflight activity.

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ADS creates Coronavirus COVID-19 Hub

Posted 20 March 2020

As the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on business is constantly evolving in the UK and globally, ADS - the trade organisation representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - has created a Coronavirus COVID-19 Hub, which will

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Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 opens for applications

Posted 19 March 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the EU agency managing Europe’s satellite navigation systems, EGNOS and Galileo, today announced the return of the Farming by Satellite Prize, which will promote the use of GNSS and Earth

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Inmarsat's Fleet Xpress to facilitate Nekton subsea data streams

Posted 11 March 2020

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress has again been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute, Nekton, from the floor of the Indian Ocean, to be transmitted to

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Shetland spaceport proposals submitted to local authority

Posted 9 March 2020

Proposals for a spaceport complex to launch small rockets with satellite payloads from the UK’s most northerly island have been formally subm

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Airbus’ Bartolomeo launched

Posted 9 March 2020

The Airbus built Bartolomeo platform was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US on Friday and is now on its journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where it will be installed outside of the Columbus Laboratory, the European module of the

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Space set to generate 15,000 high-level UK green jobs

Posted 6 March 2020

The Government is being urged to invest more in the space sector to fight climate change as new research shows that the industry could generate thousands of high-level new 'green jobs' in the UK.

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Peli unveils new deeper longer Air Cases

Posted 6 March 2020

Peli Products today launched four new longer and deeper cases in the re-engineered (up to 40% lighter) Peli Air Case line.

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Half a century since Black Arrow launched UK into space age

Posted 4 March 2020

Today marks 50 years since the Black Arrow rocket conducted its first successful flight, launching the UK into the space age.

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Isotropic Systems licenses multibeam antenna tech to aero and defence integrators

Posted 4 March 2020

Isotropic Systems today announced it is licensing patented core components of its scalable, multibeam antennas to aeronautical and defence system integrators, to accelerate customised designs,

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UK welcomes Canadian space sector

Posted 3 March 2020

A large space sector delegation from Canada touches down in the UK this week to explore new partnerships and seek valuable opportunities to use space data, supported by the UK Space Agency.

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Raytheon hosts its first UK space trade mission to the USA

Posted 27 February 2020

Raytheon, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade, have welcomed more than two dozen British businesses to a UK Space Supplier Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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UK sensors detect 400 Marsquakes in one year

Posted 26 February 2020

The NASA InSight lander, which is supported by the UK Space Agency, has recorded 400 likely ‘Marsquakes’ in the first year of its mission.

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Scottish Enterprise helps Celestia UK develop advanced antenna systems

Posted 21 February 2020

Celestia Technologies Group UK Ltd (Celestia UK) will establish an innovative project to develop a fully electronic scanning antenna for use with satellite-based aircraft Wi-Fi applications after receiving a

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Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia

Posted 20 February 2020

Inmarsat has announced that it will bring its aviation, maritime and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements.

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Shetland Space Centre gets £2m for satellite launch programme

Posted 19 February 2020

Plans by the Shetland Space Centre (SSC) to build and operate the UK’s only satellite launch site have been given a major boost by a £2,050,000 investment from Leonne International, the international private equity

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UK’s first ISS tech takes off

Posted 18 February 2020

UK-built technology that will revolutionise the science astronauts carry out on the International Space Station (ISS), took off on Saturday 15th February.

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First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements

Posted 18 February 2020

The first measurements by a science instrument from the UK-built Solar Orbiter reached the ground last Thursday, providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board is in good shape following a

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AdaCore tools gain ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 qualification

Posted 18 February 2020

AdaCore today announced that three of its signature software development/verification tools for Ada, SPARK and C have been qualified under the ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 functional safety standards.

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Virgin Galactic relocates VSS Unity to Spaceport America

Posted 18 February 2020

Virgin Galactic has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space building in New

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Filtronic launches Morpheus II E-band transceiver module

Posted 13 February 2020

Leeds based designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms, mission-critical communications and defence applications markets, Filtronic plc, today announced the launch of Morpheus

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Harwell Campus heralds new development phase with Zeus groundbreaking

Posted 12 February 2020

The Zeus building will provide R&D, office and laboratory space for organisations looking for 3,000 to 60,000 square feet.

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Solar Orbiter loaded with SPICE

Posted 11 February 2020

A state-of-the-art science instrument that was developed and built by a team of 80 people, led by Harwell-based scientists - the Spectral Investigation of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) - is on-board the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, launched yesterday from

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Advanced 3D X-ray imaging centre gets Government backing

Posted 11 February 2020

A new advanced imaging centre will receive £81 million from the UK Government, housing super-bright lasers to produce state-of-the-art 3D X-rays in just 40 seconds.

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Gen Z aspires to save the world

Posted 11 February 2020

Young Brits want to follow in the footsteps of scientists such as David Attenborough and Brian Cox, according to new research which provides an insight into career aspirations for young people in the UK, with scientists the most admired, above musicians,

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Solar Orbiter launched

Posted 10 February 2020

The Sun explorer spacecraft Solar Orbiter - built by Airbus in Stevenage - was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 23.03 local time.

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Oneweb launches 34 satellites

Posted 7 February 2020

OneWeb today announced the successful launch of 34 satellites, aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle that lifted off from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 21:42 pm UTC, 6th February.

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Solar Orbiter ready for its close-up with the Sun

Posted 4 February 2020

The Solar Orbiter - built at Stevenage in the UK by Airbus - has been fitted inside the protective fairing, mounted on top of the launcher and is now ready to fly from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 4am on Monday, 10 February (GMT).

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UK space sector lands in Singapore

Posted 3 February 2020

A large UK space sector delegation touches down in Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and seek valuable opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, supported by the UK Space Agency.

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GX5 now guided by SCC

Posted 3 February 2020

Inmarsat’s newest satellite, GX5, has passed another milestone with 24/7 control of the spacecraft now taken over by the company’s Satellite Control Centre (SCC) in London.

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UK space science investment generating income and jobs

Posted 31 January 2020

Every pound invested in the design and development of space science missions like Solar Orbiter, results in between £2.50 and £4 in returns, a new report shows.

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Dstl, UK and Australian astronomers collaborate in deep space situational awareness

Posted 31 January 2020

Operational and retired satellites orbiting more than 36,000 km above the Earth will be tracked in a collaborative international experiment by scientists from the UK’s Defence Science and

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OneWeb confirms launch date of 34 sats from Baikonur Cosmodrome

Posted 30 January 2020

OneWeb today confirmed its upcoming launch of 34 satellites has been scheduled for Thursday 6th February at 2142 (GMT) / Friday 7th February 0242 (local time) from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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ESA awards QinetiQ a contract for ALTIUS satellite

Posted 30 January 2020

QinetiQ’s space business has confirmed it has secured a major new €75 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to extend Europe’s capabilities in operational Earth Observation, which will see the company develop and

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Inmarsat and Knight Piésold UK win award

Posted 28 January 2020

Inmarsat and Knight Piésold UK have won the Mining Magazine Editor’s Award 2019 for their innovative tailings dam monitoring solution.

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Bartolomeo begins journey to ISS

Posted 27 January 2020

The Bartolomeo research platform, developed by Airbus for the International Space Station (ISS), has been delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

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Top scientists to gain fast-tracked entry to UK

Posted 27 January 2020

A new, fast-track visa scheme to attract the world’s top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will open on 20th February.

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Dstl develops new Space weather sensing suite

Posted 24 January 2020

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is partnering with the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) on a joint mission to launch miniature sensors that will advance Space weather measurement and modelling capabilities.

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Globalsat, Inmarsat and Cobham to provide Rumo with satcoms across Brazilian railways

Posted 23 January 2020

Globalsat, Inmarsat and Cobham have signed a contract to provide Rumo with satcoms across its Brazilian railway network.

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ESA and Airbus sign contract for Bartolomeo platform on ISS

Posted 23 January 2020

The European Space Agency (ESA) has booked a payload slot for a Norwegian instrument to monitor plasma density in the Earth's atmosphere on Airbus' Bartolomeo platform on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Space Operations Summit to focus on space ops capabilities

Posted 22 January 2020

The second annual Space Operations Summit, being held in London from 28th-30th April 2020, will be looking at ways to increase operational capabilities in space.

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Industry meet to discuss new Earth observation satellite objectives

Posted 21 January 2020

Industry from the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Greece and Romania are meeting today at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications in Harwell, Oxfordshire to discuss a new climate

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Celestia acquires Antwerp Space NV Ground Segment Division

Posted 20 January 2020

Celestia Technologies Group has acquired the satellite ground systems division of Antwerp Space, part of the Bremen-based OHB SE Group, in a deal that will boost Celestia’s existing expertise in EGSE and ground systems.

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Lockheed Martin Space, GomSpace and OMS partner on 6U nanosat

Posted 16 January 2020

GomSpace (GS) and Lockheed Martin Space agreed to develop and deliver a tailored GS 6U nanosatellite to Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) in the UK.

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Virgin Galactic appoints Enrico Palermo as Chief Operating Officer

Posted 15 January 2020

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. has appointed Enrico Palermo as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.

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Search for young UK space entrepreneurs begins

Posted 14 January 2020

The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth.

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Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. announced today the signing of a Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to encourage commercial participation in orbital human spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS) while

UK Space Agency, ESA and DCMS seek 5G logistics support solutions

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