The first all-British radar satellite is set to go into orbit later to monitor suspicious shipping activity.
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.
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.
Deliveries from space 'are going to happen' the commander of the US Air Force's Air Mobility Command told reporters last week.
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.
Cobham is to provide life support and propulsion components for the Orion spacecraft.
BAE Systems and Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) have entered into a partnership to commercialise deep space communications.
The UK Space Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to establish vertical launch operations in Sutherland, Scotland.
Cobham has announced it has recently 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.
The first tenders for the new satellite navigation system are expected by the end of this year with the UK looking to collaborate with countries in the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance.