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500th Soyuz launch: slower but safer way to the ISS

  T he famous Soyuz rocket achieved a remarkable milestone: the 500th manned rocket was launched today from the same pad that Yuri Gagarin’s original Soyuz blasted off from on...

UK Space Directory is back!

UK Space Directory is back!  The Knowledge Transfer Network are pleased to welcome existing and future members of the directory and directory users to the new website. According to the...

Up to £2m funding for upcoming SBRI competition - CRACK IT 2015

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base through the...

Out of This World Design blog

Out-of-this-World Design  is a free, on-line resource on space electronics which has been read  by almost 100,000 people who work in the global space industry. Monthly articles...

Tender opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo

The scope of this procurement is the development of a common technology multi-frequency antenna for Galileo professional users in order to enable the possibility of using the same type of...

Material developed in space could be used to build next-generation spacecraft

The image published in the nature.com review article shows items made of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a novel class of metal alloys that are poised for widespread commercialization. Over...

Seraphim Space Venture Capital to Nurture ESA Space Applications

ESA has signed an agreement with the £83 million (€116 million) Seraphim Space & Special Situations Fund to work alongside ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES)...

Harwell ESA Business Incubation Centre - next selection deadline 7th September 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...

New Funding Opportunities To Use Satellites for Food!

Leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies are coming together to build consortia for the upcoming Innovate UK competition on the use of satellites in the agriculture and food supply chains...

ESA Begins Ariane 6 Development

ESA signed contract for the development of new-generation Ariane 6 launcher, it's launch base and the Vega C launcher on the 12th August.  The contracts are with Airbus Safran Launchers...

Mission: USA

Nine UK companies, supported by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment, have taken part in an Entrepreneur Mission to the United States between 10 th and 14 th August.  The mission...

Techniques for GNSS navigation at high orbits (GEO/GTO/HEO) - Expro plus

Study and development of the techniques (signal processing and navigation  processing) for GNSS (GPS and Galileo) navigation at GEO/HEO/GTO and higher orbits.    The...

New Horizons: a nuclear-powered spacecraft visits Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has finally reached its destination: Pluto, once considered the ninth and outermost planet of the solar system. It took the probe almost 10 years to complete...

NSTP-2 Call for Space Technology Pathfinder Proposals - deadline 15th September

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) invites full proposals for ‘Pathfinder’ space technology research and...

Innovate UK £2M Materials for Demanding Environments funding: consortia building events

The  Knowledge Transfer Network  would like to invite you to an Innovate UK competition briefing and consortium building event taking place in a city near you...

Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Workshop - 3rd September - Register now

The UK Space Agency and Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting a one day event bringing together lead developers from the space community, both industrial and academic, alongside non-space...

Funding Opportunity: Connected and autonomous vehicles - deadline 30th September

The  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)  is to invest up to £20 million in collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies (delivered by Innovate UK on behalf...

New £83M venture fund aimed at Space start ups has been launched

A British venture-capital company has secured cash investment from  Airbus Defence and Space, Telespazio UK, Avanti Communications, Thales Alenia Space UK and Com Dev  to launch a...

Consultation on the dissemination of Earth Observation data

The European Commission withdrew its proposed Directive for the dissemination of EO data on 1 July following a great deal of discussion about whether the new EU regulations were necessary or...

Update report: UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy 2015

The UK space industry continues to make progress towards its target of 10 per cent share of the global space market by 2030, according to this update report from the UK Space Innovation and...
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