Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Astronomers want more public funds to help search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: extraterrestrial-life astronomy space-exploration space

Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket plane transfers to New Mexico for final testing.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration richard-branson

Nasa 're-masters' classic 'Pale Blue Dot' image of Earth

The US space agency reprocesses the Voyager probe's iconic "Pale Blue Dot" picture of Planet Earth.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: saturn space-exploration nasa the-sun pluto

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 | Feb. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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

OneWeb: London start-up set to launch first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm plans near-monthly launches of spacecraft to deliver a broadband internet service.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 6, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: oneweb broadband space-exploration communications-satellites

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

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 | Feb. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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

Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 31, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration communications-satellites

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

A telescope positioned atop a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration the-sun hawaii european-space-agency

Space radar company chases persistent vision

The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 29, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration earth-observation engineering

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