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.

UK air and space power doctrine explained

Document JDP 0-30 explains the importance of air and space power to UK defence and security, let's take a brief look.

Royal Navy ships chase off Spanish vessel in Gibraltar waters

Royal Navy ships off the coast of Gibraltar have reportedly chased off Spanish boats illegally fishing in British waters for the third day in a row. Reports also suggest an alarming attitude in response to these events with a spokesperson saying: "This is nothing unusual, these things happen often."

Shields up! BAE announce radiation-hardened computer for spacecraft

BAE Systems have announced a new generation of space computer.

United Kingdom joins ‘Advanced Extremely High Frequency’ communications satellite system

The United Kingdom connected to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite system.

SpaceX to launch next X-37B spaceplane mission

The US Air Force announced Tuesday that the next X-37 mission will launch in August aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

British astronaut Tim Peake returning to space

British astronaut Tim Peake is returning to space.

Space exercise sees RAF track satellites, missile launches and space junk

Missile launches, foreign satellites and Earth-orbiting debris were some of the objects tracked by an RAF team during a space operations exercise this week.

Britain relocates Skynet military satellite over Asia-Pacific region

The UK has moved one of its Skynet satellites over the Asia-Pacific region to give the system global coverage and assist allies. Skynet is a...



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