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

Posted 15 August 2018

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

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

Posted 13 August 2018

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

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Aeolus satellite ready to take on the wind

Posted 9 August 2018

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

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Student develops heat shield for future spacecraft

Posted 9 August 2018

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

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

Posted 7 August 2018

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

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Bright Ascension provide software support for RH-OBC-1

Posted 7 August 2018

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

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Shetland Space Centre to collaborate with B2Space

Posted 26 July 2018

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

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Tonbridge School fly the flag in international rocketry final

Posted 20 July 2018

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

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FIA2018: Virgin Orbit selects Spaceport Cornwall for UK sat launch

Posted 17 July 2018

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

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FIA2018: UK launches development of spaceports

Posted 16 July 2018

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

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FIA2018: PM calls for cooperation welcomed by industry

Posted 16 July 2018

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

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AMETEK SMP to showcase titanium capabilities at FIA2018

Posted 12 July 2018

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

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ADS sees Brexit White Paper as good for industry

Posted 12 July 2018

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

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Kx extends relationship with NASA FDL and SETI

Posted 10 July 2018

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

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Boeing to present Future of Aerospace vision at FIA

Posted 9 July 2018

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

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Quality Blue to bring its blue model to FIA2018

Posted 9 July 2018

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

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

Posted 26 June 2018

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

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Royal Navy helps STEM event go with a Big Bang

Posted 21 June 2018

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

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RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched from ISS

Posted 20 June 2018

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

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QinetiQ charts climate change with satellite studies

Posted 11 June 2018

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

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SSTL awards LSA to Firefly Aerospace

Posted 6 June 2018

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

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Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensor satellite ready for shipment

Posted 5 June 2018

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

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

Posted 4 June 2018

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

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Citizen scientists look to the skies to help Dstl study

Posted 1 June 2018

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

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UKRoC winners Tonbridge School to represent UK in IRC at FIA

Posted 25 May 2018

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

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UK poised for Defence Space Strategy boost led by RAF

Posted 23 May 2018

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

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Tim Peake going back to the Futures Day at Farnborough

Posted 18 May 2018

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

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Marex Spectron announces joint venture with Earth-i

Posted 15 May 2018

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

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UK space industry sets out vision for growth

Posted 14 May 2018

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

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

Posted 14 May 2018

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

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SSC to feature at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Posted 14 May 2018

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

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

Posted 13 May 2018

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

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ADS Apprenticeship Reception supports Year of Engineering

Posted 10 May 2018

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

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American student rocketeers compete to represent US at Farnborough finals

Posted 10 May 2018

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

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Reaching for the stars

Posted 10 May 2018

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

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Keystone Law launches space practice led by Joanne Wheeler MBE

Posted 2 May 2018

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

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ArianeGroup to propel Effective Space drone into orbit

Posted 26 April 2018

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

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A giant leap for student-kind

Posted 26 April 2018

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

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SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity passes major milestone

Posted 26 April 2018

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

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Airbus increases Sentinel-3 altimetry precision

Posted 19 April 2018

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

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Cobham to supply Orion crew module suite to Lockheed Martin

Posted 18 April 2018

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

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

Posted 16 April 2018

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

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

Posted 12 April 2018

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

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Airbus ships SES-12 satellite to launch base

Posted 12 April 2018

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

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Reaction Engines secures £26.5m of fresh funding

Posted 12 April 2018

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

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

Posted 11 April 2018

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

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Future UK-EU relationship report provides further clarity

Posted 4 April 2018

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

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Graham Peters becomes Chair of UKspace

Posted 27 March 2018

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

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport ready for lift off

Posted 15 March 2018

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

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Airbus launches OPTIMA

Posted 15 March 2018

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

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Thales Alenia Space announces BBR shipment from UK

Posted 15 March 2018

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

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UKspace welcomes the Space Industry Bill passing into law

Posted 15 March 2018

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

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BEIS outlines UK’s future participation in H2020

Posted 7 March 2018

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

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Keeping satellites safe

Posted 2 March 2018

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

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Peli contributes to MAFIC research efforts

Posted 28 February 2018

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

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Tim Peake visits Airbus Portsmouth to see Eutelsat Quantum satellite

Posted 26 February 2018

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

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Innalabs secures €2.6m ESA contract.

Posted 23 February 2018

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

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Goonhilly Earth Station secures £8.4m investment

Posted 22 February 2018

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

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BOXARR and Deloitte formed alliance to map complex business systems

Posted 14 February 2018

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

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UK space firms tackle global challenges

Posted 12 February 2018

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

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ESA and Airbus partner on commercial Bartolomeo payload

Posted 9 February 2018

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

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SSTL and 21AT announce new Earth Observation Capacity Contract

Posted 2 February 2018

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

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Serco completes acquisition of BTP Systems

Posted 29 January 2018

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

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Dstl investigates the earth's upper atmosphere

Posted 29 January 2018

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

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SSTL joins Viasat’s RTE network

Posted 25 January 2018

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

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Bright Ascension provides software for Kepler nanosat

Posted 23 January 2018

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

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Space Drone to boost life of ageing satellites

Posted 17 January 2018

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

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ADS calls for Brexit transition deal

Posted 17 January 2018

Industry needs urgent agreement on a transition deal to ensure a smooth UK exit from the European Union, ADS President Colin Smith said at the ADS Annual Dinner 2018 earlier this week.

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SSTL confirms launch of CARBONITE-2 and Telesat LEO Phase 1 satellite

Posted 12 January 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of CARBONITE-2, an Earth Observation technology demonstration mission owned and operated by SSTL and of the Telesat LEO Phase 1

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Farnborough International appoints Gareth Rogers CEO

Posted 10 January 2018

Organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow and operator of the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Farnborough International, has appointed former Southampton FC CEO, Gareth Rogers, as its new

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Astrosat and DroneSAR partner to enhance SAR

Posted 8 January 2018

Astrosat has formed a partnership with Irish start-up DroneSAR- Search & Rescue, to incorporate drone software with Astrosat’s Recovery and Protection in Disaster (RAPID) system.

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Colin Smith appointed President of ADS

Posted 5 January 2018

Colin Smith, Chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and former Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls Royce, has been appointed as the new President of ADS.

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SSTL ships RemoveDEBRIS mission for ISS launch

Posted 18 December 2017

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has shipped the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) inside a Dragon capsule on board the SpaceX CRS-14 re-supply

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Astronaut Tim Peake opens UTC Portsmouth

Posted 15 December 2017

Two years after blasting off to join the International Space Station, British astronaut Tim Peake formally opened the Roya Navy backed college which will produce the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.

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ADS highlights industry need for transition agreement in early 2018

Posted 15 December 2017

ADS said today that although confirmation that talks can start on transition and our future relationship with the EU is welcome progress, industry now needs to see urgent agreement reached on transition

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Serco signs Copernicus data access contract with ESA

Posted 15 December 2017

Serco's business in Italy has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to deliver a ground-breaking project to facilitate open and unlimited access to earth observation data and geospatial information collected as

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SSTL celebrates navigation payload order as four Galileo sats lift-off

Posted 13 December 2017

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) celebrated the twin achievements of a successful lift-off of four Galileo satellites from Kourou in French Guiana today and the start of production of a third batch of

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ADS welcomes progress to second phase of Brexit negotiations

Posted 8 December 2017

This morning's announcement that sufficient progress has been made for the next phase of Brexit negotiations to start will be welcomed by industry.

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Rolls-Royce and ESA to collaborate on shipping space support

Posted 30 November 2017

Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a ground-breaking cooperation agreement aimed at pursuing space activities in support of autonomous, remote controlled shipping and promoting innovation in

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Oxford Economics reveals BAE Systems' significant contribution to UK economy

Posted 30 November 2017

According to an independent report by Oxford Economics, BAE Systems productivity has increased by almost 35% over the past three years and its investment in skills and technology has increased year on year

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SSTL confirms Sarah Parker's appointment as MD

Posted 27 November 2017

The Board of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has today announced that Sarah Parker has been formally appointed as Managing Director, a role she has been performing in an interim capacity since March 2017.

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Cobham Antenna approved for Inmarsat Global Xpress

Posted 23 November 2017

Cobham SATCOM has received Inmarsat Type Approval for operation of its EXPLORER 8100GX one metre antenna system on the Global Xpress satellite network.

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SSTL ships CARBONITE-2 and Telesat's LEO-1 for PSLV launch

Posted 23 November 2017

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has shipped two small satellites, CARBONITE-2 and LEO-1, to India in preparation for a late December launch on ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Sriharikota launch

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Space telescope tackles skills shortage

Posted 23 November 2017

The skills gap in the UK has been delivered a fresh blow after a team of engineering students from Sheffield University - with a little help from Harmonic Drive UK - successfully launched a new solar telescope mounted on a high-altitude balloon.

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SSTL and Astroscale team up for Orbital Debris Removal missions

Posted 22 November 2017

Astroscale Pte. Ltd. (Astroscale) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue joint opportunities in areas of innovative on-orbit technologies and missions

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SSTL to build Earth-i Constellation

Posted 21 November 2017

British 'New Space' pioneer Earth–i today announced that it has ordered the first five satellites from SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) for its new Earth Observation (EO) constellation.

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QinetiQ signs ESA contract to build spacecraft docking system

Posted 17 November 2017

QinetiQ has signed a €26.6m contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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AEB releases UK Brexit conference results

Posted 17 November 2017

AEB has released the results of its UK Brexit conference held last month, providing valuable benchmarks and preparation checks for businesses as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

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BAE Systems awarded DARPA contract to develop space evaluation and analysis testbed

Posted 16 November 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the

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Airbus receives go-ahead for twin GRACE-FO satellites

Posted 10 November 2017

After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California.

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Airbus signs in orbit demo contract with ESA

Posted 10 November 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for an in-orbit demonstrator within the frame of ESA's Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) Pioneer programme.

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Airbus to build Türksat 5A and 5B satellites

Posted 9 November 2017

A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Türksat with Airbus Defence and Space.

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Peli launches deeper Air Cases

Posted 7 November 2017

Peli Products has launched three new deeper cases in the Peli Air Case line, which are reengineered to be 40% lighter.

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Cobham appoints Gillian Duggan as EVP of HR & Communications

Posted 3 November 2017

Cobham plc has appointed Gillian Duggan as Executive Vice President (EVP) of HR & Communications.

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Ideagen launches rebranded PleaseReview

Posted 1 November 2017

UK-based software firm, Ideagen, today announced it has launched its rebranded collaborative document co-authoring, review and redaction software, Ideagen PleaseReview.

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Mine craft for Mars

Posted 23 October 2017

If there are habitable conditions on Mars they may be underground, so scientists from around the world are now testing how to search for life in extreme environments by venturing a kilometre beneath the surface in a UK mine and have been joined by ESA astronaut Matthias

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Inmarsat joins A-ISAC

Posted 19 October 2017

Inmarsat recently joined the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), the trusted international membership association for sharing cybersecurity information targeted at the aviation sector.

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AEB publishes new compliance fact sheet

Posted 16 October 2017

As increasing security threats and political instability across the globe fuel changes in export control regulations and frequent, new restrictive measures, a new fact sheet published by AEB, aims to support businesses engaged in global trade to

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First Derivatives agrees with ESA to support Kx technology

Posted 13 October 2017

Technology specialist First Derivatives, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent with the European Space Agency (ESA) to foster the development of disruptive applications in the commercial space market, based

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EUTELSAT 172B reaches geostationary orbit in record time

Posted 11 October 2017

The EUTELSAT 172B spacecraft, built by Airbus for Eutelsat, has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR).

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Aeolus satellite ready to take on the wind

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

AMETEK SMP to showcase titanium capabilities at FIA2018

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

ADS sees Brexit White Paper as good for industry

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

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

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

Kx extends relationship with NASA FDL and SETI

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

Shetland Space Centre to collaborate with B2Space

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

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