OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration galileo-project satellite-navigation communications-satellites

From floating guts to 'sticky' blood – here's how to do surgery in space

Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.

Nina Louise Purvis, Postgraduate Researcher in Space Medicine, King's College London • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: surgery mars astronauts space-exploration space-travel

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

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

Tags: new-zealand space-exploration british-space-programme earth-observation communications-satellites

Phil Evans: Briton to take top weather satellite agency job

Phil Evans, formerly at the UK Met Office, will be the new director general of Eumetsat.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration

BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: china united-states space-exploration gps galileo-project satellite-navigation

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

Tags: space-exploration british-space-programme newquay aerospace richard-branson

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

Tags: space-exploration british-space-programme aerospace oxford harwell

Mars: Green glow detected on the Red Planet

A joint European-Russian satellite observes a light in Mars’ atmosphere that's generated by oxygen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: planets mars space-exploration european-space-agency

Solar Orbiter: Europe's Sun mission makes first close pass

The UK-built Solar Orbiter will track by our star on Monday at a distance of just over 77 million km.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  space-exploration  the-sun  european-space-agency  airbus-group  solar-orbiter

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