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 | Nov. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

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

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 | Oct. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

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

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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

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 | Sept. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science ministry-of-defence airbus-group space-exploration 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 | May 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: airbus-group space-exploration 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 | Feb. 15, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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

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 | Feb. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: mars british-space-programme airbus-group space-exploration aerospace european-space-agency

Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite

UK engineers complete the build of a novel software-defined telecoms satellite called Quantum.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: airbus-group space-exploration aerospace european-space-agency telecommunication engineering

UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 19, 2018 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme airbus-group space-exploration european-space-agency engineering

Orion capsule: Europe delivers astronaut spaceship's first 'powerhouse'

European industry hands over a key piece of hardware for America's next-generation astronaut capsule.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 2, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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

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