The UK and US governments have signed a new agreement paving the way for US companies to operate from UK spaceports and export space launch technology.
A 16m long space test chamber has been installed in the UK's National Satellite Test Facility.
Edinburgh-based Skyrora has successfully launched its Skylark Nano rocket from the Shetland Islands.
The contract named 'EU SatCom Market' will allow EU member states to centralise their satellite communications requirements and obtain "coordinated, more economical and effective" access to these services.
The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched recently on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
New government funding to tackle space debris has been announced by the UK Space Agency.
The building of a spaceport in northern Scotland could start within the year, depending on the receipt of a development consent proposal from the council.
The first static engine test of a rocket engine in Britain in over half a century has taken place.
The UK Government appear to be distancing themselves from plans for for a new sovereign satellite navigation system amid delays and high costs.
Cobham has been awarded a contract by the MoD's Defence Equipment and Support to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems.