Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

BBC Science News | June 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology mars space-exploration nasa curiosity-rover

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

By Jonathan Amos | June 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-exploration european-space-agency antarctic

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

By Jonathan Amos | June 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: space-exploration aerospace newquay richard-branson

UK satellite 'sets sail' for return to Earth

The TechDemoSat spacecraft deploys a large membrane to pull itself out of the sky.

By Jonathan Amos | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-debris space-exploration earth-observation guildford

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

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

By Jonathan Amos | May 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: oneweb broadband spacex internet space-exploration aerospace elon-musk

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers

A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.

By Rozina Sini | May 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: atlanta united-states space-exploration nasa houston

Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power

Europe's Aeolus spacecraft is gathering fantastic new data on global winds - but it's also got a problem.

By Jonathan Amos | May 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-exploration european-space-agency

Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2

Nasa sends an instrument to the International Space Station to track carbon dioxide on Earth.

By Jonathan Amos | May 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: space-exploration nasa music climate-change

Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'

It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

By Jonathan Amos | April 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: mars insight space-exploration earthquakes nasa

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