New US-UK agreement boosts UK spaceport plans

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.

UK space sector gets giant new satellite test chamber

A 16m long space test chamber has been installed in the UK's National Satellite Test Facility.

Sub-orbital rocket launched from Scottish island

Edinburgh-based Skyrora has successfully launched its Skylark Nano rocket from the Shetland Islands.

Airbus supplies EU with satellite communications

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.

Secretive unmanned X-37B spaceplane launches for new mission

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched recently on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

UK commits new funding to combat space debris

New government funding to tackle space debris has been announced by the UK Space Agency.

Work on new Scottish spaceport could begin ‘within the year’

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.

UK’s first complete ground rocket test in 50 years takes place in Scotland

The first static engine test of a rocket engine in Britain in over half a century has taken place.

Britain appears to step away from home-built satellite navigation system

The UK Government appear to be distancing themselves from plans for for a new sovereign satellite navigation system amid delays and high costs.

Cobham secures DE&S Anti-Jam satellite signal contract

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.

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