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 | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme space-exploration the-moon european-space-agency telecommunication

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 | Oct. 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: tongue british-space-programme highland-council

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 | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme

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 | April 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: oxford earth-science british-space-programme space-exploration guildford

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

Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.

BBC Science News | Jan. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme edinburgh penicuik

Nasa's InSight probe listens to Martian winds

Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet's wind.

By Jonathan Amos | Dec. 7, 2018 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: mars british-space-programme insight space-exploration nasa

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite returns first images

Sydney Harbour and the Egyptian pyramids feature in debut images from the first all-UK radar spacecraft.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 23, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-science british-space-programme space-exploration

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

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