Four QinetiQ T6 Gridded Ion Thrusters will power two science orbiters – the Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter – on their seven year journey to gather more knowledge about Mercury.
UKspace fully endorses the Government’s plans to undertake a major feasibility study into the development of a British Global Navigation Satellite System.
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.