British Skynet satellites reach 50 year milestone

Airbus is celebrating 50 years of providing secure military satellite communications to the UK with the 50th anniversary of the first Skynet satellite.

Ministers take decisions to adapt NATO, recognise space as an operational domain

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday to address a wide range of security challenges in preparation for the meeting of NATO leaders in London.

QinetiQ space business secures new ESA contract

QinetiQ will develop equipment for the International Space Station.

Cobham SATCOM and Kepler form strategic partnership

Kepler Communications and Cobham SATCOM have formed a strategic partnership for high-capacity satellite data service delivery.

Secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lands after 780 days in orbit

The US Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after 780 days in orbit.

QinetiQ Space opens new cleanroom facility

QinetiQ say it has celebrated its new cleanroom in Kruibeke, Belgium.

Plans for first British rover Moon mission

The US, Russia and China are the only three nations which have successfully managed to get a rover onto the Moon. The UK will be next, say Spacebit.

NASA awards Lockheed Martin contract for up to 12 Orion spacecraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finalised a contract for up to 12 Orion spacecraft.

First British payload to the Moon by 2021

The launch will carry the first lunar lander from American soil since Apollo.

QinetiQ secures £67m contract for secure satellite navigation receivers

QinetiQ has won a £67m contract to develop multi-constellation satellite receivers.

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