Space based missile defence ‘an absolute must’ says Raytheon CEO

The new US strategy for defence against ballistic missile attack calls for advanced space based missile defence technologies in an era of escalating threats around the globe.

BAE awarded US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency contract

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $250 million contract to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support.

British engines propel spacecraft on its way to Mercury

Four QinetiQ T6 Gridded Ion Thrusters will power two science orbiters – the Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter – on their seven year journey to gather more knowledge about Mercury.

UK space industry welcomes Government investment into new satellite navigation system

UKspace fully endorses the Government’s plans to undertake a major feasibility study into the development of a British Global Navigation Satellite System.

UK radar satellite to be launched to monitor shipping activity

The first all-British radar satellite is set to go into orbit later to monitor suspicious shipping activity.

How the Great Power competition is extending into space

The US president’s proposal for a Space Force earlier this summer included a statement that China and Russia cannot be allowed to make further gains in space at America’s expense.

UK Space Agency: 2000 satellite launches by 2030

New figures published this month reveal that the UK could compete in a high value market to launch an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030.

US Air Force looks at supplying forces from space

Deliveries from space 'are going to happen' the commander of the US Air Force's Air Mobility Command told reporters last week.

Virgin Orbit to use 747s to launch rockets from the UK

Virgin Orbit are in the final stages of testing and preparation for LauncherOne, a two-stage, expendable, LOX/RP-1 rocket that launches from a dedicated 747-400 carrier aircraft, called Cosmic Girl.

British firm Cobham to supply Lockheed Martin Orion spacecraft crew module elements

Cobham is to provide life support and propulsion components for the Orion spacecraft.

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