Secretive unmanned X-37B spaceplane launches for new mission

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched recently on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

UK commits new funding to combat space debris

New government funding to tackle space debris has been announced by the UK Space Agency.

Work on new Scottish spaceport could begin ‘within the year’

The building of a spaceport in northern Scotland could start within the year, depending on the receipt of a development consent proposal from the council.

UK’s first complete ground rocket test in 50 years takes place in Scotland

The first static engine test of a rocket engine in Britain in over half a century has taken place.

Britain appears to step away from home-built satellite navigation system

The UK Government appear to be distancing themselves from plans for for a new sovereign satellite navigation system amid delays and high costs.

Cobham secures DE&S Anti-Jam satellite signal contract

Cobham has been awarded a contract by the MoD's Defence Equipment and Support to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

BAE awarded contract for next generation seeker for ballistic missile defence system

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seekers for THAAD.

US Space Force shows off first offensive weapons system

The first offensive weapon system in the United States Space Force achieved Initial Operating Capability on the 9th of March.

US Army looking to utilise ‘low Earth orbit’ satellites

Constellations of small satellites orbiting close to Earth may provide faster communications and be less vulnerable than traditional ones.

NATO begins using enhanced satellite services

The memorandum between France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States enables the four Allies to provide space capacity from their military satellite communications programmes to NATO.

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