The successful July 10 launch of India’s PSLV rocket takes the commercial Earth observation business one step closer to the well-tested satellite telecommunications business model of leasing in-orbit capacity rather than buying imagery or pixels.
As major new facilities for ESA and RAL Space open in the UK, and on the eve of the biannual UK Space Conference, the UK Space Agency CEO David Parker gives an in-depth, wide-ranging interview on the outlook for the sector in the UK and Europe.
Small-satellite builder Spire of San Francisco has received a grant from the Scottish government to build nano-satellite design and production plant in Glasgow that will create 50 new jobs.
Clyde Space of Scotland will build two 4-kilogram cubesats to be launched in 2017 to study ocean color worldwide in a mission financed by a private U.S. foundation created by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.
The British government March 3 trimmed a list of potential sites for a commercial spaceport to six, although the public corporation that operates two airports on the list says it is not interested in pursuing a spaceport.
The U.K. Space Agency said the Beagle 2 Mars lander, which disappeared 11 years ago and was presumed to have crashed on Mars, has been found on the martian surface in a condition suggesting a successful touchdown and partial deployment.
The United Kingdom on Sept. 23 became the latest nation to sign a space surveillance data-sharing agreement with United States.
The AEHF system is now being used by three U.S. allies following the United Kingdom’s successful linkup.
The sale of Cohort PLC’s SEA space division to Thales Alenia Space has been completed.
The British government on April 30 said a terrestrial alternative to space-based positioning, navigation and timing systems should be developed to mitigate the potential effects of outages of GPS and other satellite navigation systems.
The proposal to end a tax on domestic satellite operators shows London is making good on promises to create a more business-friendly environment.
The British government agreed to invest 15 million British pounds in two French satellite Earth observation programs.
The goal was to create common rules on which a country would be able to receive high-resolution imagery.
British regulators approved a licensing regime for maritime and aeronautical use of Ka-band satellite frequencies.