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SaxaVord UK Spaceport appoints Mason Robbins as education officer

Posted 3 December 2021

SaxaVord UK Spaceport has appointed an education officer to help develop an education, skills and employment programme to support the development of the sector in Shetland.

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Isotropic Systems appoints Dara McCann as Chief People Officer

Posted 2 December 2021

Isotropic Systems today announced that HR expert Dara McCann has been appointed as Chief People Officer to lead human resources in preparation for scaling into manufacturing, operations and global service delivery.

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Inmarsat's advanced GX Aviation terminal receives FAA certification

Posted 1 December 2021

Inmarsat announced today that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved and certified an advanced terminal that will further optimise the performance of its GX Aviation inflight broadband

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Autonomous electric shuttle trialled at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

Posted 1 December 2021

An autonomous electric shuttle will transport passengers around Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, for a trial funded by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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OneWeb and GDC Advanced Technology to develop compact terminal for in-flight connectivity

Posted 1 December 2021

London headquartered OneWeb has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with GDC Advanced Technology, which will see them collaborate on the development of a new in-flight

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Inmarsat's GX Aviation passes another milestone

Posted 30 November 2021

Inmarsat today marked the fifth anniversary of GX Aviation, its most successful and award-winning passenger inflight broadband service, which has been selected by more than 35 airlines and activated on over 550 aircraft, since entering

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Serco and OVHcloud to evolve ONDA-DIAS

Posted 29 November 2021

Serco Europe and OVHcloud have announced that they are combining their respective expertise to develop a new structured ecosystem for Big Data users, in order to respond to the growing needs for data usage and to support the new space economy.

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Space dust analysis could identify origins of Earth’s water

Posted 29 November 2021

An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of the Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit - the Sun.

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UKSA launches space logo design competition to inspire children across the UK

Posted 27 November 2021

Children across the country have the chance to make history by designing a logo that will be displayed on the first small satellite launches from the UK next year, in a competition run by the UK Space Agency

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FIA 2022 to host inaugural Aerospace Global Forum

Posted 24 November 2021

The 2022 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) - taking place 18th-22nd July 2022 - will be unveiling a new revolutionary global initiative – the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum.

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Maxon introduces new motors for robotic drives

Posted 24 November 2021

Drive specialist maxon is introducing a new frameless BLDC motor with matching encoder for dynamic applications alongside a new series of ECX flat motors for a wide range of robotics applications.

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SSTL decommissions GIOVE-A satellite in orbit

Posted 24 November 2021

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully de-commissioned GIOVE-A, the pathfinder satellite for Europe’s Galileo constellation, after its 16 years of operations in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

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UK space sector Size and Health 2021 survey open to responses

Posted 24 November 2021

The annual ‘Size and Health of the UK space industry’ survey - the primary source of evidence used to track growth in the sector – is now open.

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RAeS reveals 2021 industry award winners

Posted 23 November 2021

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has announced the 2021 winners of the global aerospace community’s most prestigious and long-standing awards honouring achievement and innovation.

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Dubai Airshow: Horizon and Airborne Technologies to produce BlackFish SCAR-Pods

Posted 22 November 2021

Reading based Horizon Technologies and Airborne Technologies GmbH, based in Austria, have agreed to work together on the design of surveillance pods specifically geared towards the ISR market to

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Isotropic Systems joins consortium to develop hybrid sat comms for trains

Posted 18 November 2021

Reading based Isotropic Systems has joined the consortium led by CGI - which has been selected by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA) -

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CERES reconnaissance space system launched

Posted 16 November 2021

The CERES space system (Capacité de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale or Space-based Signal Intelligence Capability) satellites - designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales for the French Armament

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MAC SciTech secures UK Space Agency support

Posted 15 November 2021

An innovative South Tyneside consultancy, MAC SciTech, is shooting for the stars after receiving support from the UK Space Agency to enable it to develop its revolutionary life support technology.

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Airbus delivering secure milsatcoms to UK’s Carrier Strike Group

Posted 15 November 2021

Airbus is delivering the primary satellite communications to the UK Carrier Strike Group 2021 (CSG21) which set sail in late May 2021 until the end of the year on its inaugural maritime deployment.

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Dubai Airshow: SAUDIA selects Inmarsat’s GX Aviation

Posted 15 November 2021

The national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, SAUDIA, today announced that its upcoming fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and Airbus A321XLR aircraft will offer the award-winning GX Aviation high-speed inflight broadband solution by

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Inmarsat acquired by Viasat

Posted 12 November 2021

Viasat Inc. and Inmarsat have entered into a definitive agreement under which Viasat will acquire Inmarsat in a transaction valued at $7.3 billion, comprised of $850.0 million in cash, approximately 46.36 million shares of Viasat common stock valued at $3.1

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ADS backs Vulcan to the Sky Trust's Green Technology Hub

Posted 11 November 2021

ADS has got behind the Green Technology Hub plans of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST), as the charity's appeal now has less than eight weeks to secure funds for a dedicated new facility to house its Avro Vulcan XH558.

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Northrop Grumman funds JET expansion

Posted 11 November 2021

Northrop Grumman Corporation will fund a significant expansion of the inspiring work of the Jon Egging Trust (JET), which supports young people across the UK from vulnerable backgrounds who are at risk of dropping out of education.

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UK Space Agency funds research into laser-based sat comms system

Posted 10 November 2021

The UK Space Agency has awarded almost £650,000 to Northumbria University to continue its work to develop the first commercially available laser-based inter-satellite communications system.

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Teledyne e2v and CSUG to unveil AI-enabled smart nanosat at Space Tech Expo

Posted 10 November 2021

Chelmsford headquartered Teledyne e2v and Centre Spatial Universitaire de Grenoble (CSUG), will be using this year’s Space Tech Expo Europe (16th-18th November in Bremen, Germany) to provide visitors

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Bright Ascension showcasing space software solutions at Space Tech Expo Europe

Posted 10 November 2021

Dundee based space software provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., is returning to Space Tech Expo Europe 2021 (16th-18th November, Bremen, Germany), to showcase its innovative space software solutions,

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UK and UN join forces in using space tech to tackle climate change

Posted 10 November 2021

A new project to map existing work to tackle climate action through the use of space technology and identify what more could be done has been launched by the UK Space Agency and the United Nations at COP26.

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Enterprise Florida hosts Florida's first FDI virtual event

Posted 9 November 2021

Enterprise Florida will host Select Florida Expo 2021, Florida's first ever virtual event focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the state.

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CSS to develop digitally-controlled antenna system for LEO satellites

Posted 9 November 2021

Clutch Space Systems (CSS) has joined the SPRINT business support programme to design, develop and test an experimental prototype of a digitally-controlled antenna system, with SPRINT providing CSS with funded

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Government backs ground-breaking space tech to tackle climate change

Posted 9 November 2021

Trailblazing technology that will help tackle climate change and predict global disasters using satellites is receiving new funding from the UK Space Agency.

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Collins Aerospace’s GLU-2100 MMR approved for Airbus aircraft

Posted 9 November 2021

Collins Aerospace GLU-2100 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) recently received approval by Airbus, making it available as line-fit and retrofit on Airbus A320, A330 and A350 aircraft.

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BT secures industry first global partnership with OneWeb

Posted 8 November 2021

BT and OneWeb have agreed terms for a new Distribution Partner Agreement, with OneWeb to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication services across BT Group.

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Space data helping Earth adapt to climate change challenges

Posted 8 November 2021

Satellite data will be used to monitor and map heat in locations at greatest risk from climate change in one of two new projects being backed by the UK Space Agency.

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Seraphim Space invests $25m into Hawkeye 360

Posted 8 November 2021

Seraphim Space Investment Trust plc, the world's first listed fund focused on SpaceTech, has made a new $25 million investment into HawkEye 360 Inc. (HawkEye 360), a commercial provider of space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics.

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Smallspark Space Systems and Southampton Uni to create SPRINT funded satellite thruster

Posted 4 November 2021

Cardiff-based Smallspark Space Systems will collaborate with the University of Southampton on a new project to design, manufacture and test fire a new satellite thruster, funded by the

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Inmarsat’s first I-6 Satellite to be launched by H-IIA

Posted 4 November 2021

Inmarsat and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today that the launch of Inmarsat’s first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1) will be by MHI’s H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 45 (HIIA F45), next month.

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Filtronic welcomes Jonathan Neale as Non-Executive Chairman

Posted 3 November 2021

Designer and manufacturer of RF-to-mmWave components and subsystems, Filtronic plc, today announced that further to Reg Gott's retirement at the AGM on 28th October 2021, it has appointed Jonathan Neale as Non-Executive

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Isotropic Systems conducts first-ever multi-orbit tests

Posted 3 November 2021

Isotropic Systems and SES today announced the successful completion of the first-ever simultaneous multi-orbit antenna field tests. They said it is a game-changing development empowering a new age of connectivity on land, in

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UK and France agree climate change mission

Posted 2 November 2021

The UK Space Agency has provided new funding for a joint British and French mission, called MicroCarb, dedicated to monitoring atmospheric carbon dioxide - the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

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Blue Skies Space releases latest renderings of Twinkle spacecraft

Posted 1 November 2021

Blue Skies Space, the space-science-as-a-service company, has released the latest renderings of its Twinkle spacecraft, an independent space science satellite which will increase the quality of - and access to -

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Inmarsat appoints Philippe Carette as President of Aviation

Posted 28 October 2021

Inmarsat has today announced that Philippe Carette will be joining the company as President of its Aviation Business Unit on 22nd November 2021.

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ClearSpace selected by UK Space Agency to study removal of space debris

Posted 27 October 2021

ClearSpace Today Ltd, an innovative start-up, has been selected by the UK Space Agency to define a space mission able to remove multiple defunct spacecraft from orbit, as part of the UK’s ambitions to support safe

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Inmarsat and ESSP partner to manage IRIS

Posted 27 October 2021

Inmarsat announced today a cooperation agreement with ESSP (European Satellite Services Provider) to manage final testing, certification and integration for the Iris air traffic modernisation programme, in preparation for the service’s

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Inmarsat and Cranfield Uni reveal potential of UAVs to help reduce CO2 emissions

Posted 26 October 2021

Commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the potential to almost halve the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of urban freight transport compared to small light commercial vehicles (LCVs),

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Astroscale awarded UK Space Agency Study for removing two satellites from space

Posted 26 October 2021

Harwell based Astroscale Ltd., has been selected for a UK Space Agency Study to remove two unprepared spacecraft in low Earth orbit.

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UK working with global partners to clear space debris

Posted 26 October 2021

The UK Space Agency is today announcing a range of initiatives aimed at supporting safe and sustainable space operations - from developing national space tracking capabilities and promoting international efforts in space

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Serco secures $33m US Space Force surveillance systems contract

Posted 25 October 2021

Serco Inc. has been awarded the new Space Fence Operations and Maintenance contract by the United States Space Force Space Operations Command (SpOC).

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SSTL celebrates 20th Anniversary of CHRIS Hyperspectral Imager

Posted 22 October 2021

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is today celebrating 20 years of operations in orbit for the CHRIS, the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer instrument on board the European Space Agency’s PROBA-1

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Nanoracks, Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin to develop commercial space station

Posted 22 October 2021

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station, known as Starlab.

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Biomass deploys its LDR

Posted 21 October 2021

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) forest measuring satellite, Biomass, has passed a key milestone with the successful deployment of the Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) which will receive P-band data reflected back from the world’s forests.

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Scottish Space Strategy launched

Posted 20 October 2021

The Scottish Government has today launched an ambitious new Scottish Space Strategy which aims to secure a £4 billion share of the global space market for the Scottish Economy.

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Inmarsat’s GX mobile broadband services delivered in India

Posted 20 October 2021

Inmarsat today confirmed that its strategic partner BSNL has received the necessary licenses to deliver Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) mobile broadband services in India.

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UK manufacturing key to domestic and global ambitions

Posted 20 October 2021

Today, five trade associations - ABPI, ADS, CIA, FDF and the SMMT - together representing sectors with nearly 800,000 employees, annual turnover of £338.2 billion and £166 billion in exports, have published a joint

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Virgin’s Andre Ronsoehr joins Seraphim as Investment Director

Posted 19 October 2021

Seraphim Space today announced that the former Investment Director of Virgin Management, Andre Ronsoehr, has been appointed to help develop and build out the space investment portfolio.

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Resonate Testing calls for greater government support for NI space sector

Posted 18 October 2021

Resonate Testing's Managing Director, Tom Mallon, has called for more support for the Northern Ireland (NI) space sector, worried that the region may be left behind its GB counterparts if it is not provided,

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UK and NASA join forces on new mission to study ‘magnetic bubble’ around Sun

Posted 18 October 2021

The UK Space Agency and NASA have agreed to work together on a mission to observe and map the heliosphere - the area of space surrounding the Sun filled with charged particles known as the solar wind.

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SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding to improve data throughput for small EO satellites

Posted 18 October 2021

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support to demonstrate a high throughput, flexible and intelligent payload

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Serco awarded new contract to support ESA science missions

Posted 14 October 2021

Serco Europe has been awarded new services valued at approximatively €4 million, as part of an ongoing framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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UK Minister for Defence Procurement starts Skynet 6A satellite production at Airbus

Posted 11 October 2021

Jeremy Quin MP, the UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement, visited Airbus in Stevenage today and pushed the button to start production of the first panel skin for the UK MOD’s next generation

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Horizon Technologies appoints new executives

Posted 6 October 2021

Horizon Technologies has announced the appointment of two new executives, Roberta Rudd, AMP, MBA, as its Head of Strategic Programmes, Horizon Space Technologies and James Masey as Director of Business Development, Horizon Aerospace

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First pay data for the UK space sector

Posted 5 October 2021

The first report on pay in the UK space sector has been published by the Space Skills Alliance and the Space Growth Partnership's Space Skills Advisory Panel.

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Filtronic presented 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Posted 4 October 2021

Filtronic plc today hosted a ceremony at which Mrs Sue Snowdon, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, formally presented Filtronic with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International

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UK’s new science minister George Freeman visits Filtronic

Posted 4 October 2021

Designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for telecomms infrastructure, aerospace & defence, critical comms and space markets, Filtronic plc, last month welcomed the newly-appointed Minister for

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Airbus and partners to study standards for 5G from space

Posted 1 October 2021

Space based network infrastructure will soon complement the 5G terrestrial mobile networks currently being deployed, leading to satellite comms becoming an integrated and indispensable part of the global telecomms

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Government plans to strengthen UK space sector

Posted 28 September 2021

New plans to strengthen the UK as a world class space nation by firing up its multibillion-pound space industry have been set out in a National Space Strategy launched yesterday.

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Recruitment bias preventing STEM professions being more inclusive

Posted 27 September 2021

STEM leaders need to do more to challenge recruitment bias within their own organisations to help the industry become more inclusive, according to a leading STEM recruitment scheme.

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Space Forge awarded ESA funding for pioneering launch tech

Posted 27 September 2021

Cardiff start-up Space Forge, has secured a £1.71 million boost to develop commercial space transportation services which could help place the UK at the forefront of the global small satellite launch market.

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Isotropic Systems secures funding for multilink antennas

Posted 27 September 2021

Developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, Isotropic Systems, has raised over $37 million in an equity financing round, which fully funds the development of its game-changing multilink antennas through

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Prestwick Spaceport partners with Astraius on horizontal launch tech

Posted 22 September 2021

Prestwick Spaceport has secured a launch partner for its spaceport development in a landmark deal that will boost Scotland’s space industry ambitions and create an important strategic asset for the UK.

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Inmarsat launches OneFi

Posted 21 September 2021

Inmarsat today announced the launch of its innovative new OneFi customer experience platform for airlines.

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Launch of Space to Innovate Campaign Bravo Drop

Posted 20 September 2021

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme and UK Space Agency (UKSA) are working together with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), to launch the Bravo Drop of the Space to Innovate Campaign.

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SSTL signs ESA Lunar Pathfinder comms contract

Posted 16 September 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) for communications services from Lunar Pathfinder, due to launch in 2024.

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BAE Systems acquires In-Space Missions

Posted 14 September 2021

BAE Systems has acquired In-Space Missions, a UK company that designs, builds and operates satellites and satellite systems.

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ADS appoints Kevin Craven as Chief Executive

Posted 10 September 2021

Kevin Craven is to be appointed as the permanent Chief Executive of ADS, effective from 1st October, having been approved by the ADS Board.

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Validair supplies airborne particle counter for studying Mars soil

Posted 8 September 2021

Was there life on Mars? Amongst the excitement of space missions to the Red Planet, successful landings and the deployment of the Mars Rover, it’s easy to forget that the vital analysis of samples retrieved from the

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SaxaVord UK Spaceport appoints Launch Campaign Manager

Posted 7 September 2021

One of the UK’s most respected rocket engineers, Ben Jarvis, has joined the SaxaVord UK Spaceport team as Launch Campaign Manager.

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SSTL launches Lunar Mission Builder App

Posted 1 September 2021

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has gone live with a new Lunar Mission Builder App designed to calculate the communications service a lunar mission could receive from SSTL’s Lunar Pathfinder communications spacecraft, due to launch in

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Celestia UK names new CEO

Posted 31 August 2021

Celestia UK has announced the appointment of Malachy Devlin as its new CEO.

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Astroscale’s ELSA-d demos repeated magnetic capture

Posted 31 August 2021

Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) successfully tested its ability to capture its client spacecraft using the servicer’s magnetic capture system, in a demonstration performed on Wednesday

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UK space science projects offered funding up to £375,000

Posted 26 August 2021

UK companies and research organisations are invited to apply for up to £375,000 funding to develop technologies that could support the next generation of space science missions.

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UK Space Agency launches Regional Space Development fund

Posted 25 August 2021

The UK Space Agency is inviting local development bodies to bid for funding of up to £100,000 to help put space at the heart of local economies, by today launching the £600,000 Regional Space Development fund, which

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SPRINT recruits Rain Irshad and Ann Swift

Posted 25 August 2021

The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support programme has made two new appointments in senior roles, with Rain Irshad joining as the new Head of Programme and Ann Swift as the new National

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BAE Systems collaborates with GlobalFoundries to produce RAD510 SoC

Posted 24 August 2021

BAE Systems is collaborating with GlobalFoundries to produce radiation-hardened RAD510 System on Chip (SoC) single board computers (SBCs) for space.

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Spire Global receives DASA space tech funds for RF signals detection and geolocation

Posted 19 August 2021

Spire Global today announced significant funding awarded by Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), a UK Government-backed programme, as part of its Space to Innovate Campaign’s Themed

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Airbus, GRC, Avanti and Get SAT to provide secure satcom-on-the-move connectivity

Posted 19 August 2021

Airbus Defence and Space, GRC Ltd, Avanti Communications Group plc and Get SAT Ltd, have signed a multimillion dollar contract to deliver high-speed, secure satcom-on-the-move connectivity.

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Pléiades Neo 4 launched

Posted 18 August 2021

Pléiades Neo 4, the second satellite of the Pléiades Neo Earth observation constellation, was successfully launched by Arianespace’s European launcher Vega from French Guiana on Monday night.

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Inmarsat's new Iris components trialled by Boeing and Alaska Airlines

Posted 18 August 2021

Inmarsat has announced its participation in this year’s Boeing ecoDemonstrator programme - which aims to enhance the sustainability and safety of air travel by testing new technologies - with the first flight

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Airbus' JUICE makes last stop on Earth before Jupiter mission

Posted 12 August 2021

The Airbus-built JUICE spacecraft, (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission) developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) has arrived in Toulouse, where it will stay for its final assembly and test campaign at Airbus’

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SpaceTech sector on track for record-breaking year of funding

Posted 12 August 2021

The SpaceTech sector experienced another record-breaking quarter of venture financing in Q2 2021, both in terms of amounts invested and deals done, according to the latest figures from the Seraphim SpaceTech Venture

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UK Space Agency run growth scheme opens to space entrepreneurs

Posted 11 August 2021

A pioneering programme to help firms find their place in space has given a total of 31 businesses a £900,000 boost and created new jobs - and the search is now on to find the next group of entrepreneurs to benefit.

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Dstl awards £9.5m Titania contract

Posted 9 August 2021

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have awarded a £9.5 million contract to In-Space Missions Ltd for the build of the Titania satellite, which will undertake vital research on the next-generation of military communications

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UK Space Command officially launched

Posted 3 August 2021

A special ceremony was held at Space Command Headquarters, RAF High Wycombe last Thursday, to mark the official opening of UK Space Command, with the first ‘Space Operator’ Badges presented to personnel.

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World’s first fully flexible satellite lifts-off

Posted 2 August 2021

A UK-built satellite capable of being reprogrammed in space has successfully launched from French Guiana in South America.

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UK Space industry to benefit from £1.5m space tech fund

Posted 30 July 2021

UK Space Agency has announced new funding to support ambitious plans for the exploration of space, such as the utilisation of resources beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the use of nuclear power in space or the exploration of the Moon and

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CAA becomes UK space regulator and launches licencing regime

Posted 30 July 2021

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has become the UK's space regulator and is now open for business to any UK or international company that wants to operate under a UK space licence.

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Airbus completes integration of third Copernicus Sentinel-2

Posted 29 July 2021

Airbus has finished the integration of the Copernicus Sentinel-2C satellite. It is the third of its kind and will now be shipped to Munich to undergo extensive environmental tests to prove its readiness for space.

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Inmarsat unveils ORCHESTRA

Posted 29 July 2021

Today, Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, a first-of-its-kind network set to bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution, enabling

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Inmarsat completes first SB-S test on Boeing 737 within China

Posted 28 July 2021

Inmarsat today announced that its SB-S connectivity platform for aviation operations and safety has successfully powered the first ever test of a digital cockpit application on a Boeing 737 aircraft within Chinese

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Inmarsat exceeds 500 Jet ConneX installations with Gulfstream

Posted 23 July 2021

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp is celebrating a new milestone, surpassing 500 installations of Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on its large-cabin aircraft.

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SPRINT secures new funding from Research England’s CCF

Posted 22 July 2021

The SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) programme has secured major funding from Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund (CCF).

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The 2022 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) - taking place 18th-22nd July 2022 - will be unveiling a new revolutionary global initiative – the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum.

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