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

Tags: telecommunication british-space-programme airbus-group ministry-of-defence communications-satellites

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

Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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

Solar Orbiter completes preparation for launch

With all testing complete, Europe's audacious mission to our star is placed atop its launch rocket.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 1, 2020 ~4 min

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

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

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration european-space-agency airbus-group solar-orbiter

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space-exploration european-space-agency airbus-group

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration airbus-group ministry-of-defence earth-observation

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

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration space-debris airbus-group university-of-surrey

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