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Satellite Communication Systems Course

We are pleased to confirm that the 2014 IET Satellite Communication Systems Course will take place between 21-26 September 2014 at the Oxford Hotel, Oxford, UK.   The course...

Have your say on mobile phone-based Satellite Navigation Positioning

The Technology Strategy Board accelerates UK economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. One such opportunity has emerged in the area of satellite navigation. ...

Testing Sentinel's Radar Vision

Two days after launch, the first Sentinel satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme has passed its initial instrument checks and technical verifications of the ground segment. Early...

Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2015

New information emerged last week about the likely shape of the Horizon 2020 Space work programme for 2015.  Following the Programme Committee meeting on 27 March the outlook is now...

Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World

Mike Caprio, community organiser at StartupBus and co-organiser at Space Apps NYC (global mainstage 2014 for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge), contributed this article to   ...

Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite

The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch on 3rd April of the...

Space National Contact Point: UPDATE

EU SPACE RESEARCH NATIONAL CONTACT POINT – ALL CHANGE Like other National Contact Points (ncps) Robert Lowson will become a TSB employee (still on a part-time basis) from 1 April. He expects...

Space Environments Working Group: Call for Nominations

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of its Space Environments Working Group (SEWG).   The SEWG provides advice and support to the Agency on matters related to...

Space Innovation Vouchers

TSB Space Innovation Vouchers Is your business a UK based SME operating in the Space sector? Do have great new ideas to revolutionize what is possible but are struggling to find...

Satellite Applications Catapult: Competition for new satellite technology development and demonstration

The competition is designed to utilise the Satellite Applications Catapult Missions Laboratory, a new facility currently under development at Harwell in cooperation with RAL Space. The...

TSB Funding: Digitising the construction sector

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £6m in collaborative R&D that supports the digitisation of the construction sector supply chain.        We will...

TSB MARTEC II Funding Call 2014

MARTEC II is supported by the European Commission ERA-Net scheme under the Seventh Framework Programme (2011-2014). The programme is a network of 30 ministries and funding organisations from 25...

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pequet will fly to the International Space Station in 2016

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, it was announced today.    The assignment of the French-born...

Experimental Simulator Testing Propulsion Systems

  The first hot fire test of an experimental simulator to measure pressure oscillations in solid rocket boosters was performed yesterday at the French military procurement agency test...

Come build a miniature satellite with the Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult, an independent innovation and technology company, is hosting a ‘Build your own CubeSat Weekend’, providing anyone with the opportunity to design, assemble,...

British Astronaut Needs Your Help!

Tim Peake needs help to name his inspirational six-month mission into space, the first visit by a British astronaut to the International Space Station. The competition to name his mission...

Reducing debris threat from satellite batteries

Across a satellite’s working life, batteries keep the craft’s heart beating whenever it leaves sunlight. But after its mission ends, those same batteries may threaten catastrophe. Space...

Catapult calls for In-Orbit Demonstration technologies

The Satellite Applications Catapult, an independent technology and innovation company, is inviting the submission of technology ideas and concepts for demonstration in space. This is part of a...

Planet Hunter Sharpens Eye Surgery

Physicians in the Netherlands have turned to expertise from a planet-hunting telescope to steady their surgical microscope and save the sight of people threatened by blindness.   ...

Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station

Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from...
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