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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...

CEOI 9th EO Call for Preparation Activities for ESA EE9 Mission - deadline 22nd September

The CEOI-ST is pleased to announce on behalf of the UK Space Agency that the 9th EO Call for Proposals is now open. This Call will provide grant funding to support proposals for mission and...

Astronaut Tim Peake takes AstroPi to the International Space Station

Students from around the country have been coding their ideas to run on a modified Raspberry Pi computer that is going to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. Well over 1000...

UK Space Conference 2015

The UK Space Conference 2015 was held over three days in July at the Arena & Convention Centre in Liverpool. Over 1100 people attended the event, which was a 70% increase on the previous...

Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015 open for entries

Entries are now open for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015, the annual event celebrating entrepreneurship in the UK. This year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, held in...

Spire targets growth in the UK

Spire, a US based satellite data company, has opened an office in Glasgow to tap into the local engineering talent and growth of the UK space sector. The company’s plans are for a...

Persistent Surveillance from the air – updated details

Register now - £2.5 million funding available We’re less than a week from the KTN’s brokering event , which aims to support the UK Defence Solutions Centre SBRI funding call in...

Opportunities for Satellite Terminals

According to the State of the Satellite Industry Report by the Tauri Group released in September 2014, the estimated   size of the Satellite Communications Market is around...

UK Space Conference: 13th-15th July

KTN will be sharing a stand with the Innovate UK family, including the Enterprise Europe Network and Satellite Applications Catapult, at the UK Space Conference (13 th -15 th ...

UK’s first Space Mission Operations Course delivered at Goonhilly

Catena Space, Goonhilly Earth Station and Scisys UK delivered a short course in Space Mission Operations at the fascinating Goonhilly site during 8-11 June. It took several months to prepare...

Countdown to satellite tech business ideas competition – 30 June 2015

There is still time to enter the 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) that offers investment and business support for new ideas that use satellite positioning, navigation and...

£700K funding for SBRI competition

The Space for Smarter Government Programme (via the UK Space Agency) is making up to £700,000 (inc VAT) available for new innovative technology solutions that contribute towards its goals of...

What are the biggest industry challenges in the area of satellite terminals?

On the 3rd June 215 KTN hosted a Satellite Terminals workshop at the Digital Catapult Centre in London with Innovate UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult. The workshop was organised in...
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