AlSat Nano - a joint UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency nanosatellite mission, designed and built at the University of Surrey in just 18 months - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.
SES-10 - the 10th Eurostar satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES - has left the Airbus cleanrooms in Toulouse, France, and has been shipped to Cape Canaveral for
The first 10 satellites hosting Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system have launched and deployed.
Cobham and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) products and services have contributed to the recent successful deployment of NASA's CYGNSS.
Virtual Reality (VR) is changing the face of computer games… but does it have an even bigger future marketing products in the complex worlds of advanced and process engineering?
Airbus Defence & Space has sent the MetOp-C payload module (PLM), the 'brain' for Europe's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, for testing in space conditions.
Inmarsat has signed a contract with Arianespace to launch its S-band satellite for the European Aviation Network (EAN) on an Ariane 5 heavy lift launch vehicle.
The University of Leicester is providing a new type of X-ray mirror to the French space agency, CNES, for the Chinese-French satellite 'SVOM' which is designed to discover and study Gamma-Ray Bursts from
UKspace has welcomed the UK Space Agency's announcement at the Council of Ministers in Lucerne, Switzerland, that more than €1.4 billion will be allocated over the next five years to European Space Agency (ESA) programmes.
Satcom Direct has announced it is now authorised by Inmarsat's Global Government Business Unit to provision and resell Inmarsat's Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) service to global government customers for use in military, head-of-state and other
A trial conducted by space, weapons and maritime experts at QinetiQ has shown that a specially shielded communications system could survive a deliberate impact with Jupiter's moon Europa.
Airbus Defence and Space has started the initial service of its SpaceDataHighway, which represents a step change in the speed of space communications.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today and was received by Major General Tim Sulivan, Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey.
Cranfield graduates have won a $10,000 prize for their project proposal for a two-person flyby mission to the red planet in The Mars Society's Gemini Mars competition.
Boeing is taking steps to operate its defense, space and security business more efficiently through facilities consolidations and work movements, whilst Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, and Boeing Defence
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined the first steps in a modern, ambitious Industrial Strategy which will build on the UK's strengths.
The trade organisation for the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space industries, ADS, has outlined Autumn Statement recommendations to support UK businesses post-Brexit.
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Ma Kai, visited Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) yesterday, where he was given a VIP tour of the Company's facilities by Executive Chairman, Sir Martin Sweeting.
QinetiQ technology is helping the European Space Agency (ESA) understand the fate of its Schiaparelli Entry and Descent Module (EDM), which attempted a Mars landing on 19 October 2016.
British ESA astronaut Tim Peake visited the National Space Centre in Leicester last week where he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Leicester in a ceremony inside the Sir Patrick Moore
Following a call for proposals in July 2016, UK Space have announced the selection of eight partners to receive grants for outreach and education activities related to our space exploration programme.
Yesterday, Thales UK opened its Electric Propulsion Integration Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland - the first of its kind in the UK - with ESA astronaut Major Tim Peake cutting the ribbon at the inauguration event during his
The Government is developing a new strategy to implement the principles set out in the 2015 National Space Policy and support the ambition of capturing 10% of the global space market by 2030.
Specialist manufacturer in the design and development of thermal profiling equipment for the lead-free electronics industry, SolderStar, has announced the addition of Chris Williams as Business Development
Airbus Defence and Space (AD&S) has announced the launch of One Atlas, a new satellite image basemap, which covers the earth's landmasses with professional grade imagery.
With today's final touchdown of the Airbus Defence and Space-built Rosetta probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, one of the most spectacular space missions has finally come to an end.
An apprentice and graduate from Cobham plc took part in the Employer's Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) conference, which addressed encouraging more young people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
QinetiQ announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today announced the successful launch of AlSat-1B, a medium resolution Earth observation satellite for ASAL, the Algerian Space Agency.
Research led by the National Centre of Earth Observation at the University of Leicester is going to new heights in the atmosphere to get a better handle on methane emitted from wetlands in the Amazon.
New research by the University of Surrey published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until
First Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the progress of Northern Ireland Partnering for Growth, the regional 10 year strategy for the aerospace, defence, security and space industry in Northern Ireland.
Strongfield Technologies has announced the launch of their latest offering in the form of custom software design and development services for the aerospace and defence applications, in partnership with Matellio, a US based software
Spencer Ogden, the international energy, engineering, and infrastructure recruitment firm, has today announced the launch of its new international space, aerospace, and defence department.
The UAE Space Agency announced today that it is sponsoring a group of UAE students to the Senior Space School UK programme, run by the physics department at the University of Leicester.
With small satellites creating new growth opportunities in the space industry, Frost & Sullivan's Aerospace, Defence and Security Team are holding an online briefing today at 3pm.
BAE Systems' RAD750 single-board computer has helped the Juno spacecraft travel two billion miles to study our biggest planetary neighbour, Jupiter.
RFEL is supplying one of its HyperSpeed FFT IP cores to the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed a contract with Honeywell to supply the VESTA satellite platform, a technology demonstration mission that will test a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the
The UK Space Agency is investing £4.12m in a National Propulsion Test Facility, giving the UK a new facility for space technology testing.
In his first official UK appearance since landing after his epic journey to the International Space Station, Major Tim Peake today officially opened Futures Day at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2016.
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing is celebrating its centennial, marking 100 years since it started out on 15th July 1916 producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane, to eventually become the world's largest
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd (GES) have today announced a new partnership to go beyond Earth's orbit and provide a new model of low cost, high value, space exploration and science.
British distributor of Earth Observation and information services Earth-i - attending the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) for the first time and exhibiting alongside the UK Space Agency - is to present the capabilities of
Andrew Stevens has joined the board of Pattonair as a Non-Executive Director in a key appointment for the Derby based aerospace and defence supply chain provider.
Farnborough International Limited (FIL) has announced that Major Tim Peake will be making his first public appearance in the UK since completing his 136 day mission on the International Space Station (ISS) at the
Leading figures from across the manufacturing industry will today launch a new national strategy in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) calling for the UK to realise the economic potential of TES.
Inmarsat's advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the Airbus A320 aircraft family, bringing it a step closer to being available as
Boeing will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), displaying advanced defence and commercial platforms, and presenting a unique exhibit to commemorate its first century, whilst looking to the
Cobham Aerospace Communications has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply its new Inmarsat SB200 Evolution service (Class 4) Safety System known as the AVIATOR 200S and 700S for the Single Aisle & Long Range aircraft
On Saturday the UK welcomed Tim Peake – the UK's first European Space Agency astronaut – back to Earth, following the successful conclusion of his six month Principia mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).
ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
Courtesy of ADS, UKspace will be hosting a free ITAR/EAR Export Controls briefing featuring presentations by US Government representatives at this year's Farnborough International Airshow
At IFSEC International 2016 (21-23 June, Excel, London), Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. will showcase its new Extended Mobile Network (EMN) system and other satellite solutions that support the security community by enhancing the safety
Inmarsat announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with SpeedCast International, a provider of high-speed broadband connectivity to the global maritime industry.
Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus D&S) and the European Space Agency (ESA), agreed to start a joint pilot project phase to prepare the operation and utilisation of a new external payload platform on the European International Space
Inmarsat Government, which provides secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the US government, announced it has successfully supported the 2016 Heard Island Project, a multidisciplinary expedition to a remote
Nearly 45 years since his flight to the Moon and more than half a century since graduating from the UK's esteemed Empire Test Pilot School, the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden will return to Farnborough this July, to promote Science,
In a world first, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) of the new European satellite network Galileo has been delivered via the 'cloud', paving the way for its automated use by the security and emergency services and critical national
Earth-i has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with space technology and enabled services specialist, Telespazio VEGA.
Today the Royal Museums Greenwich, Evergreen Exhibitions, Boeing and NASA joined to open 'Above and Beyond', the new interactive flight exhibition at the National Maritime Museum (NMM).
COMSAT Inc and Inmarsat have been supporting US and Republic of the Philippines forces in the Balikatan 2016 (BK 16) exercise, which took place in the Philippines on 4-16 April.
British distributor of earth-imaging and data services, Earth-i Ltd., is today showcasing the capabilities of the DMC3 / TripleSat satellite constellation at the GeoBusiness Conference and Exhibition in London.
GKN Aerospace will develop and manufacture advanced rocket engine sub-systems for the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, under the prime contractorship of Airbus Safran Launchers, after securing major new contracts.
The trade body representing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS Group, has responded to HM Treasury's analysis of of the short-term economic impact of leaving the EU.
The Queen's Speech outlined plans for a Modern Transport Bill for the forthcoming Government's legislative programme, proposing measures that encourage investment in spaceport and commercial
More than 80 apprentices from some of Britain's leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons this week.
UK-based company Blue Abyss Ltd plans to build Europe's first space environment simulation facility, dedicated to commercial diving, space exploration and human extreme environment research, to support the UK's
It was announced today that Pip McCrostie, Global Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) - one of EY's four global businesses - will join the Board of Inmarsat on 1 September 2016 as a non-executive director and a member of the
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for the best ideas and applications that leverage Galileo's Initial Services, with a deadline for submissions for its annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) Special Topic
The breakthrough British ultra-black Vantablack surface coating material has made its space debut in an optical instrument on board the Kent Ridge 1 satellite.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has delivered the 22nd Galileo navigation payload, the last under Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) Works Orders 1 & 2, to prime contractor OHB System in Bremen, Germany.
At the end of last month, as part of an international experiment to prepare for human-robotic missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake successfully controlled a UK-built rover located in a test facility at
On Saturday 7 May 2016, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders joined the Perlan Project team in Minden, Nevada, to co-pilot the pressurised stratospheric glider Perlan 2, with Perlan chief pilot, Jim Payne.
Provider of global trade and supply chain management software, AEB, today released a white paper which looks at ways of identifying export control weaknesses and transforming ERP systems to address complex export control
Brodies partner Gill Grassie has been named an 'IP Star' and ranked among the Top 250 Women in IP for 2016/17 in a global survey by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS and Women in IP Global Network.
Airbus Defence and Space will lead the project TeSeR (Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft) team to develop technology to reduce the risk of spacecraft colliding with debris in space.
Yesterday evening, The Air League held its Annual Reception in the wonderful setting of St James Palace, where a number of individuals and organisations were recognised for their remarkable achievements, with a
The European Space Agency (ESA) and ViaSat Inc., today announced a new pilot programme called the High Capacity Satellite Applications Factory Initiative (the HCS Initiative).
As the exclusive UK distributor Aerco is increasing its stockholding of the comprehensive range of CECC qualified and MIL SPEC relays from Italian relay manufacturer, Hi-g.
TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) has announced that it has received HMRC authorisation for Type 'A' Customs Warehousing.
Europe´s Earth Observation satellite Sentinel-1B, built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor and carrying an Airbus Defence and Space built radar instrument, is on its way to complete the Copernicus radar
Subcon 2016 - which will look at some of today's technology trends and their impact on supply chains - will include a look at satellite systems.
Seraphim Space – a pioneering new space tech venture fund backed by several of the world's leading space and aerospace companies – has announced that former Google senior technologist Michael Jones is joining the firm's advisory board.
The joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and OneWeb, OneWeb Satellites, has chosen Florida in the US as the site for its final assembly line, completing the last step in its industrial organisation.
Inmarsat-sponsored emergency telecoms first responder, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), has deployed to Ecuador to provide emergency support after the strongest earthquake the country has experienced
A low cost, domestic launch capability will be of significant strategic value to the UK space sector achieving its ambitious growth target, according to a new report published by the Satellite Applications
The Isle of Man communications provider Manx Telecom and Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., today announced an alliance to develop EMN, a new multiple technology communications system
Pre-launch preparations for the Sentinel-1B satellite, carrying an Airbus Defence and Space built radar instrument, are in full swing at Europe´s Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana.
Specialist staffing company Huxley Engineering has seen a 250% jump in the number of jobs registered with Huxley in the UK space sector from the first quarters of 2015 and 2016.
Cranfield Astronautics and Space Engineering MSc student Will Blackler's idea that algae could provide astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) with oxygen, won him £200 at Airbus' annual National Student Space Competition
Kontron announced today that Inmarsat will deploy Kontron equipment as part of the airborne segment for the new European Aviation Network (EAN).
An experiment developed by QinetiQ for the European Space Agency (ESA), which could help scientists gain a better understanding of oil wells, has successfully launched into orbit onboard a Chinese rocket.
Dr Richard Alexander, from the Department of Physics & Astronomy's Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for his project 'Building
ADS Member BAE Systems is a supportive partner of Movement to Work - a voluntary collaboration of UK employers addressing youth unemployment - and is playing a key role in promoting the programme across our sectors.
A survey of ADS Members carried out by GfK has shown that opinion across all four sectors - Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space – is overwhelmingly in favour of the UK remaining part of the European Union.
The UK Space Agency is expanding support for business incubation centres across the UK, providing funding that will enable a network of incubators to support start-up companies across the breadth of the space sector.