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Oxford Launches New Satellite Communications Course

Oxford Launches New Satellite Communications Course   Specialists from ESA, Airbus, Thales Alenia Space and SES Astra have come together to offer a new three-day Satellite...

European Space Agency to send ultracapacitors into orbit

Europe’s leading manufacturer of ultracapacitors, Estonia-based Skeleton Technologies has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide ultracapacitor technology to power...

Missions Operation Training Course Ready for Launch!

This way for up! Space mission operations is a complex domain blending engineering, management, technology and human processes and making them work well together in the face of unhelpful...

Astro Pi Primary School Competition Winners Announced

Students from Croydon and Esher Primary Schools will soon be sending their own experiments into space after winning the Astro Pi “Big Idea” competition. Blasting to the top amongst...

Catapult Recruiting for New IGS Project Director

In 2010, the UK published a ‘UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy’ (IGS), setting out a vision for a vibrant and rapidly growing space sector creating 100,000 new jobs, and delivering £40bn...

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument event success

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Innovate UK and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) hosted a successful event to promote the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument funding opportunity last week in...

Harwell ESA Business Incubation Centre - next selection deadline 18th May 2015

Set up by ESA in 2011 as part of its thriving Europe-wide BIC network and managed by the  Science and Technology Facilities Council , the ESA BIC Harwell draws on both organisation’s...

National UK Rocketry Challenge opens applications

Deadline to submit applications: Monday 4 May   Secondary school children from across the UK are invited to enter the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC), with the...

AFRL Analysis Confirms Feasibility of the SABRE Engine Concept

Reaction Engines Ltd have announced that analysis undertaken by the  United States’ Air Force Research Laboratory  (‘AFRL’) has confirmed the feasibility of the Synergetic...

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris

An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in  Acta Astronautica...

Register now for the Knights of Knowledge evening, 5pm on 28 April 2015

As part of the  Satellites for Everyone  (S4E) project, the Satellite Applications Catapult are hosting a ‘Knight of Knowledge’ evening asking people from across the campus and...

UK Space Agency NSTP Grants for Exploratory Ideas - next deadline 2nd June 2015

Grants for Exploratory Ideas are mini studies which can receive a grant of up to £10K with a maximum duration of 6 months, aimed at innovative space technology activities. The total budget...

DEFRA Earth Observation funding opportunity - closing date 5th May 2015

Making Earth Observation Work (MEOW) for Biodiversity Monitoring and Surveillance The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is looking for suppliers to test and evaluate the...

Copernicus Masters competition open for 2015

In its fifth year, the Copernicus Masters competition is open again. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data are now being accepted. ...

Save the Date for Innovate UK 2015 – 9th & 10th November

The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 9th and 10th November.    Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)...

Forthcoming Innovate UK Competition in Game-changing technologies for aerospace - Register for consortium-building and networking event 28 April

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in  collaborative research and development  and  feasibility studies  to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative...

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (Space Research & Development) event - 22nd April, London

The Knowledge Transfer Network is organising an event in collaboration with the National Contact Point for SMEs, Innovate UK and the EEN to help SMEs better understand the Horizon 2020 SME...

Report on the UK - India workshop on Catalysing Commercial and Collaborative Opportunities between the UK and India in the Space Sector

The UK Science and Innovation Network, UK Space Agency, UK Trade and Investment, Dhruva Space and AcceleratorIndia ran a workshop on 10 March 2015 in Bengaluru a imed at developing...

NSTP Call for Proposals for Flagship Projects

The NSTP-2  Call for Technology Flag Ship projects was released on 26 th  March, with a closing date of 2 nd  June 2015.  The Call aims to develop the growth of the UK space...

Register your interest to attend the UK Space Mission to the US: 17-22 May 2015

Space Mission UK  is an exciting new trade mission for 15 of the UK's top entrepreneurs developing space and satellite applications with a focus on nano satellites. This...
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