Press Releases

  • Goonhilly opens Farnborough office as it ramps up design engineering, consultancy and manufacturing capabilities

    18 October 2018 – Satellite communications innovator and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station has opened an office at the Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, Hampshire, in support of its plans to expand its consultancy, design engineering and small-scale manufacturing capabilities.

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  • Spacebit to bring Blockchain to the Global Space Economic Forum

    15 October 2018 – The Global Space Economic Forum 2018 (GSEF) organized and run by European Space Agency (ESA) will include keynotes from Spacebit founder Pavlo Tanasyuk, who will talk about the applications of blockchain technology for space missions and explore the ideas behind space asset tokenization.

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  • FCO Chief Scientific Adviser announced

    10 October 2018 – Professor Carole Mundell becomes the third person and first woman to hold the position of Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the FCO and succeeds Professor Robin Grimes. As well as being the new Chief Scientific Adviser she will also continue in her role as Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at Bath University.

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  • Spacebit brings EOS blockchain to the final frontier

    5 October 2018 – It was announced today at the International Astronautical Congress 2018 that LinkX, the new decentralised ground station scheduling system, is now in beta testing on the EOSIO platform.

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  • UK and Australia enter into space agreement

    3 October 2018 – The UK and Australia will co-operate on activities including communications technologies, space situational awareness and satellite navigation, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, provides a framework for collaborative activities and the exchange of information, technology and personnel between both nations.

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  • Airbus successfully tests stratospheric 4G/5G defence communications with balloon demonstration

    25 September 2018 – Airbus has successfully tested stratospheric 4G/5G defence applications with a high-altitude balloon demonstration. The technology tested, an Airbus LTE AirNode, represents a key part of Airbus’ secure networked airborne military communications project, Network for the Sky (NFTS).

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  • Airbus wins ESA studies for future human base in lunar orbit

    20 September 2018 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned Airbus for two studies for possible European involvement in the future human base in lunar orbit. The Gateway, previously known as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) or Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G), is a project involving the US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies

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  • Nominations for 2018 Better Satellite World Awards close on 24 September

    19 September 2018 – Nominations for the Better Satellite World Awards, which honour established companies and disruptive innovators for using satellite applications to make our world a more prosperous, healthier, better-educated, more sustainable and inclusive home for all humankind, close on Monday 24 September.

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  • RemoveDEBRIS net successfully snares space debris

    19 September 2018 – The RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit – the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology. The spacecraft began the experimental phase of its mission on Sunday 16 September, when it used a net to capture a deployed target simulating a piece of space debris.

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  • Spacecraft bound for the Sun due to leave Stevenage factory for testing

    17 September 2018 – The UK-built Solar Orbiter is preparing to leave the Airbus factory in Stevenage to travel to Germany for testing, ahead of its launch in 2020 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

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