Project Artemis: UK signs up to Nasa's Moon exploration principles

The UK backs the accords that will guide the American-led return to the Moon this decade.

Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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MoD contracts Airbus for Skynet telecoms satellite

UK forces will get a new satellite as the MoD looks to overhaul its space communications provision.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 20, 2020 ~4 min

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Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 5, 2020 ~3 min

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UK-US sign agreement on space launch technology

Britain and America ease the path that will allow US companies to launch rockets from the UK.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Giant space chamber installed in Oxfordshire

UK satellite manufacturers will soon have the use of one of the biggest test vessels in Europe.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Green light for UK commercial telecoms Moon mission

The Lunar Pathfinder spacecraft will sell communications services to other missions at the Moon.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~4 min

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Sutherland spaceport plans cover 'extensive' site

Launch towers and "antenna farms" have been proposed for the 815-acre site in the north Highlands.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 2, 2019 ~1 min

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Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2019 ~3 min


UK firms propose low-cost satellite radar

Two British companies are to push forward with the development of an ultra-low-cost radar satellite.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

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Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 7, 2019 ~6 min

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