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.
Skynet is a family of commercially managed military communications satellites operated on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, which provide strategic communication services to the British Armed Forces and UK allies.
The Defence Secretary has warned that Britain must be ready 'to deter and counter' threats that are emerging in space.
Document JDP 0-30 explains the importance of air and space power to UK defence and security, let's take a brief look.
Royal Navy ships off the coast of Gibraltar have reportedly chased off Spanish boats illegally fishing in British waters for the third day in a row. Reports also suggest an alarming attitude in response to these events with a spokesperson saying: "This is nothing unusual, these things happen often."
BAE Systems have announced a new generation of space computer.
The United Kingdom connected to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite system.
The US Air Force announced Tuesday that the next X-37 mission will launch in August aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
British astronaut Tim Peake is returning to space.
Missile launches, foreign satellites and Earth-orbiting debris were some of the objects tracked by an RAF team during a space operations exercise this week.