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.

BAE to track and control space missions at Goonhilly

BAE Systems and Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) have entered into a partnership to commercialise deep space communications.

Scotland to be the site of the UK Space Agency’s first Spaceport

The UK Space Agency has selected Lockheed Martin to establish vertical launch operations in Sutherland, Scotland.

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

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.

Britain looking to develop own satellite navigation system

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.

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