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AlSat Nano takes first colour image

Posted 16 January 2017

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.

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Airbus Defence and Space ships SES-10 telecom satellite to launch site

Posted 16 January 2017

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

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Iridium NEXT satellites launched for ADS-8 network

Posted 16 January 2017

The first 10 satellites hosting Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system have launched and deployed.

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Cobham and SSTL tech integral to NASA CYGNSS deployment

Posted 13 January 2017

Cobham and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) products and services have contributed to the recent successful deployment of NASA's CYGNSS.

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Rendermedia VR takes flight in Vegas

Posted 4 January 2017

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?

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Airbus DS sends MetOp-C PLM for testing in space conditions

Posted 21 December 2016

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.

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Inmarsat to launch EAN satellite with Arianespace

Posted 13 December 2016

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.

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Leicester Uni receives first glass plates for discovery of new black holes

Posted 12 December 2016

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

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UKspace welcomes UK Space Agency's €1.4bn funding for ESA

Posted 5 December 2016

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.

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Satcom becomes reseller for Inmarsat's GX

Posted 5 December 2016

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

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European Aviation Network is airborne

Posted 5 December 2016

The European Aviation Network (EAN) has taken to the skies, following Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom - together with their technology partners Nokia and Thales - having successfully conducted a programme of test flights in the UK.

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Latest impact trial gives 'Space Penetrator' concept new boost

Posted 24 November 2016

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.

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SpaceDataHighway open for traffic

Posted 24 November 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has started the initial service of its SpaceDataHighway, which represents a step change in the speed of space communications.

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HRH Princess Anne visits SSTL

Posted 22 November 2016

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.

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Graduates win Mars Society space prize award

Posted 22 November 2016

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.

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Boeing consolidate defence, space and security ops

Posted 22 November 2016

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

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PM announces major research boost

Posted 22 November 2016

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined the first steps in a modern, ambitious Industrial Strategy which will build on the UK's strengths.

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ADS outlines Autumn Statement recommendations to assist UK businesses post-Brexit

Posted 18 November 2016

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.

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Chinese Vice Premier visits SSTL

Posted 10 November 2016

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.

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QinetiQ helps ESA investigate ExoMars lander's fate

Posted 3 November 2016

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.

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Tim Peake awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Posted 20 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

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UK Space education and outreach grants awarded

Posted 19 October 2016

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.

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Major Tim Peake opens Thales' UK electric propulsion centre

Posted 19 October 2016

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

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Help shape UK space strategy

Posted 7 October 2016

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.

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SolderStar appoints Chris Williams as Business Development Manager

Posted 6 October 2016

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

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AD&S releases One Atlas

Posted 5 October 2016

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.

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Rosetta comet probe's grand finale

Posted 30 September 2016

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.

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Cobham provides insight at national diversity lecture

Posted 29 September 2016

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)

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David Smith appointed CFO of QinetiQ

Posted 27 September 2016

QinetiQ announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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SSTL announces the successful launch of AlSat-1B

Posted 26 September 2016

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.

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IFS and AEB combine solutions

Posted 19 September 2016

IFS and AEB are joining forces by integrating AEB solutions into the IFS Applications software.

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Gas-monitoring aircraft checks Amazon's methane levels

Posted 19 September 2016

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.

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Surrey Uni researches systems hosting black holes

Posted 8 September 2016

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

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Foster welcomes NI aerospace industry growth

Posted 7 September 2016

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.

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Strongfield Technologies launches software services

Posted 24 August 2016

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

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Spencer Ogden launches new space, aerospace and defence division

Posted 9 August 2016

Spencer Ogden, the international energy, engineering, and infrastructure recruitment firm, has today announced the launch of its new international space, aerospace, and defence department.

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Leicester Uni welcomes UAE students to Senior Space School

Posted 27 July 2016

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.

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Frost & Sullivan hold webinar on small sat opportunities

Posted 27 July 2016

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.

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BAE Systems' RAD750 helps Juno reach Jupiter

Posted 26 July 2016

BAE Systems' RAD750 single-board computer has helped the Juno spacecraft travel two billion miles to study our biggest planetary neighbour, Jupiter.

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RFEL supplies HyperSpeed FFT IP core to ARO

Posted 21 July 2016

RFEL is supplying one of its HyperSpeed FFT IP cores to the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

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SSTL expands LEO platform with VESTA nanosatellite

Posted 19 July 2016

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

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UK Space Agency invests in propulsion testing facility

Posted 18 July 2016

The UK Space Agency is investing £4.12m in a National Propulsion Test Facility, giving the UK a new facility for space technology testing.

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FIA 2016: Tim Peake opens Futures Day

Posted 15 July 2016

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.

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FIA 2016: Boeing celebrates its centennial

Posted 15 July 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

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SSTL and Goonhilly enter new partnership

Posted 12 July 2016

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.

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FIA 2016: EARTH-i shows DMC3/TripleSat capabilities

Posted 12 July 2016

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

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Andrew Stevens joins Pattonair as Non-Exec Director

Posted 11 July 2016

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.

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Tim Peake touches down at the Farnborough International Airshow

Posted 7 July 2016

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

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National TES strategy launched

Posted 5 July 2016

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.

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Inmarsat's GX Aviation certified for A320 by EASA

Posted 28 June 2016

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

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Boeing to celebrate its centenary at FIA 2016

Posted 28 June 2016

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

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Cobham wins Airbus contract for lightweight Inmarsat Satcom

Posted 27 June 2016

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

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Tim Peake's return highlights strategic value of space to UK

Posted 21 June 2016

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).

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LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

Posted 17 June 2016

ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.

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UKspace and ADS to host ITAR/EAR Export Controls briefing for UK space industry at FIA

Posted 17 June 2016

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

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Globalstar to showcase EMN at IFSEC

Posted 14 June 2016

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

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Inmarsat enters strategic partnership with SpeedCast

Posted 13 June 2016

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.

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ILA2016: Airbus D&S and ESA launch Bartolomeo

Posted 10 June 2016

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

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Inmarsat connects Antarctic Heard Island expedition

Posted 8 June 2016

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

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Astronaut Al Worden on a mission to Farnborough

Posted 8 June 2016

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,

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Inmarsat makes key appointment to Indian market

Posted 7 June 2016

Inmarsat has appointed Gautam Sharma to head its operations in India.

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Galileo PRS signal accessed via the cloud

Posted 2 June 2016

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

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Earth-i and Telespazio Vega sign MoU to combine specialisations

Posted 25 May 2016

Earth-i has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with space technology and enabled services specialist, Telespazio VEGA.

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Interactive flight exhibition opens at the National Maritime Museum

Posted 25 May 2016

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).

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Inmarsat and COMSAT support US Marine Corps and Philippines forces

Posted 25 May 2016

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.

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Earth-i showcasing DMC3 capabilities at GeoBusiness

Posted 24 May 2016

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.

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GKN Aerospace wins Ariane 6 rocket engine sub-systems contracts

Posted 24 May 2016

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.

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ADS responds to Treasury analysis of short-term economic impact of leaving EU

Posted 23 May 2016

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.

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UK space industry welcomes investment in spaceports and commercial spaceflight

Posted 23 May 2016

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

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MPs celebrate apprentices representing 24 UK companies

Posted 20 May 2016

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.

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Blue Abyss to build Europe's first spaceflight tourism centre

Posted 20 May 2016

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

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Inmarsat appoints new non-executive director

Posted 19 May 2016

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

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GSA announces prize for Galileo Initial Services

Posted 19 May 2016

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

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World's blackest coating makes space debut

Posted 16 May 2016

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.

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SSTL delivers 22nd Galileo FOC payload

Posted 16 May 2016

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.

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Tim Peake controls British-built rover from space

Posted 10 May 2016

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

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Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders co-pilots stratospheric glider

Posted 9 May 2016

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.

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AEB releases export controls and ERP systems white paper

Posted 9 May 2016

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

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Gill Grassie named IP Star

Posted 6 May 2016

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.

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Airbus Defence and Space to lead TeSeR

Posted 6 May 2016

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.

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Tim Peake awarded Founder's Medal at The Air League Annual Reception

Posted 4 May 2016

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

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ESA and ViaSat partner on HCS

Posted 28 April 2016

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).

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Aerco increases range of Hi-g CECC and MIL SPEC relays

Posted 28 April 2016

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.

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TVS SCS offers Customs Warehousing solutions to non EU import challenges

Posted 26 April 2016

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) has announced that it has received HMRC authorisation for Type 'A' Customs Warehousing.

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Sentinel-1B on its way to complete Europe´s 'Radar Vision'

Posted 26 April 2016

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

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Subcon sees satellite supply chain opportunities

Posted 25 April 2016

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.

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Michael Jones joins Seraphim Space

Posted 20 April 2016

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.

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OneWeb Satellites completes industrial organisation

Posted 20 April 2016

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.

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TSF Americas deploys in response to Ecuador Earthquake

Posted 20 April 2016

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

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Space Growth Partnership highlights importance of low cost access to space

Posted 18 April 2016

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

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Manx Telecom and Globalstar partner on integrated cellular and mobile sat service

Posted 18 April 2016

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

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Sentinel-1B to complete Europe´s radar vision

Posted 14 April 2016

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.

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UK space jobs boosted by 250%

Posted 12 April 2016

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.

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Algae to help astronauts breathe in space

Posted 12 April 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

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Inmarsat selects Kontron for European Aviation Network

Posted 12 April 2016

Kontron announced today that Inmarsat will deploy Kontron equipment as part of the airborne segment for the new European Aviation Network (EAN).

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QinetiQ's microgravity oil experiment launches on Chinese rocket

Posted 7 April 2016

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.

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Leicester Uni scientist awarded £1.4m ERC grant

Posted 6 April 2016

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

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BAE Systems playing pivotal role in Movement to Work

Posted 5 April 2016

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.

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ADS Members back Britain remaining in EU

Posted 4 April 2016

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.

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UK Space Agency expands business incubation support

Posted 22 March 2016

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.

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HRH Princess Anne visits SSTL

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UKspace welcomes UK Space Agency's €1.4bn funding for ESA

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.

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