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

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence aerospace us-armed-forces

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex aerospace communications-satellites

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

By Russell Hotten, Sameer Hashmi, Adrienne Murray • bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability environment sustainable-living air-travel airbus-group aerospace rolls-royce-holdings dubai

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration newquay aerospace richard-branson

Inmarsat lays big satellite order with Airbus

The London-based satellite operator announces a major expansion of its telecommunications network.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration airbus-group aerospace inmarsat

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  internet  broadband  space-exploration  spacex  elon-musk  aerospace  oneweb

UK's Sabre space plane engine tech in new milestone

UK engineers developing a novel propulsion system say their technology has reached a new performance level.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration boeing european-space-agency aerospace bae-systems

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests

It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pollution transport air-travel aerospace companies ryanair

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