Docking gives telecoms satellite new lease of life

A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: space-exploration communications-satellites telecommunication

Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.

BBC Science News | Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: space-exploration tourism elon-musk richard-branson

Nasa's InSight probe senses hundreds of 'Marsquakes'

The US space agency's InSight probe detects over 450 significant seismic events since landing in 2018.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 24, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: geology mars insight space-exploration earthquakes nasa

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

The medieval knight who went into space

Multimillionaire computer games veteran Richard Garriott is also a pioneer of space tourism.

By James Jeffrey | Feb. 3, 2020 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: entrepreneurship united-states nasa gaming space

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