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Industry backs government’s spaceport plans

Plans for Britain to be home of Europe’s first spaceport moved a step closer.  Publishing the  outcome of a 3 month consultation  with a range of interested parties, the...

Small satellite market value estimated at $7.4 billion through 2019

Euroconsult have released a new report titled  Prospects for the Small Satellite Market  which highlights a total of 510 small satellites, or smallsats (meaning nanosats, cubesats,...

Space Propulsion Innovation Award Final

The final of the Space Propulsion Innovation Award will be taking place on 18th March at the Imperial War Museum in London. The event will showcase the 14 finalists and the award will be...

Satellite manufacturing and launching to face unprecedented growth

This week NSR released their 5th Edititon of Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services report. It projects that over 1,800 satellites weighing more than 50 kilograms will be...

Read the February edtion of Aurora Newsletter from the Satellite Applications Catapult

2014 was a very successful year for the Catapult. We started work on some tremendous projects that we hope will make a real difference not only to the UK economy, but the livelihood of people...

Satellite Applications Catapult and Milton Keynes Council develop pioneering Urban Planning Service

The Satellite Applications Catapult has developed a unique Urban Planning Service for Milton Keynes Council, using Earth observation (EO) data to efficiently identify the progress of approved...

Government response: consultation on draft National Space Environments and Human Spaceflight Strategy

In August-October 2014 the UK Space Agency held a public consultation on the contents of a new National Strategy for Space Environments and Human Spaceflight . The draft strategy set a...

Cool Ride

Thanks to space, some Parisian Metro riders now enjoy a very high-tech commute. A satellite spin-off is paving the way for more comfortable journeys. Tourists and locals alike are familiar...

UK Earth Observation Applications Conference, Monday 23 March 2015, London

Defra, together with the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation and the UK Space Agency, invites you to a one day conference on the applications of Earth Observation technology. The...

ESA Experimental Spaceplane Completes Research Flight

An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a...

SMOS on Acid

With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on...

Call for proposals: Grants for Exploratory Ideas - next round closes 3 March 2015

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST)  announced a rolling call for proposals for Grants for Exploratory Ideas...

Queen’s University Belfast plays leading role in construction of the world’s biggest solar telescope

Queen’s University Belfast ( Astrophysics Research Centre ) and Belfast business Andor Technology are playing a leading role in the construction of the world’s biggest and most...

Space–App your Life!

Together with the Satellite Applications Catapult and the KTN, the ESA Business Incubation Centre Harwell was proud to host the ESA Appathon in UK. This Appathon was one of six simultaneous app...

ESA Experimental Spaceplane Completes Research Flight

An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle...

Twinkle on fast-track mission to unveil exoplanet atmospheres

A team of UK scientists and engineers have announced plans for a small satellite, named ‘Twinkle’, that will give radical new insights into the chemistry, formation and evolution of planets...

European Space Agency seeking Quantum Project Manager

ESA has recently announced a new v acancy in the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications:  Quantum Project Manager. in the Telecommunications Satellite Programmes...

International Partnership Space Programme announced

The UK Space Agency is pleased to announce the second call of the International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP). Full details of the programme can be found on the Agency’s website ...

Last chance to enter the Space Propulsion Innovation Award - deadline 20th February

The UK Space Agency, Airbus DS and SSTL are sponsoring three prizes in the Space Propulsion Innovation Award. The prizes are a £10k Exploratory Ideas Grant, £7.5k Airbus Innovation Prize and £5k...

European Commision looking for space experts for Horizon 2020

With the second call for space topics in Horizon 2020 currently open, the European Commission is actively looking for experts for the evaluation of proposals in the areas of: ...
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