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.

What is Skynet? A look at Britain’s military communications satellites

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.

UK must be ready to counter threats from space says Defence Secretary

The Defence Secretary has warned that Britain must be ready 'to deter and counter' threats that are emerging in space.

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