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Inmarsat tests UK GPS signals

Since withdrawing from the European Union the UK is looking to establish its own satellite navigation system for positioning. Inmarsat says a test signal from one of its satellites is stable and operational, enabling ongoing testing and validation by industry, regulators, and users. The signal is claimed to be more accurate than the EU’s Galileo […]

June 10, 2022

Arianespace to spin off MaïaSpace

Rocket launch specialist Arianespace is to spin off a new subsidiary financed by France. MaïaSpace is the new business and the company will reportedly raise its own operational and financing cash. The end result is that MaïaSpace is targeted to become Europe’s version of SpaceX which currently dominates the world’s reusable rocket business with its […]

June 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sony gets into space lasers

Sony has announced a new business, Sony Space Communications Corporation (SSC), to conduct space optical communications. “Currently there are approximately 12,000 satellites in space, and the number is expected to increase in the future. The amount of data used in orbit is also increasing year by year, but the amount of available radio waves is […]

June 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mahendra Singh Dhoni named Shareholder in Garuda Aerospace

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named a Brand Ambassador and Shareholder in Garuda Aerospace. M S Dhoni commented “I’m happy to be a part of Garuda Aerospace and look forward to witness their growth story with the unique drone solutions they have to offer.” Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder CEO of Garuda Aerospace is ecstatic about the […]

June 6, 2022

BBC Factual announces new science programmes

BBC Factual has announced three brand new science programmes: Seven Days on Mars, fronted by Professor Brian Cox; Secrets of Size presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili and an Horizon Special on the James Webb Telescope. Tom Coveney, BBC Commissioning Editor, Science, says: “The scientists exploring space and the workings of our universe are doing some […]

April 29, 2022

Report: UK space sector booms

A report from research agency Bryce Tech says that employment in the UK space sector grew 7 per cent between 2019 and 2020 and shows no sign of plateauing. Actual employed numbers soared from 44,040 in 2019 to 46,995 in 2020. Bryce Tech says that there are now 1,293 companies and organisations in the UK […]

April 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: 2021 a record year for space start-ups

Bryce Tech, in its annual review of investment in commercial space ventures, says that last year was a record in terms of investment in space start-ups. Start-up space companies attracted more than $15 billion in total financing during 2021, shattering the $7.7 billion record set in 2020. The number of recipients and deals both increased […]

April 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Aerojet wins 116-rocket engines order

Aerojet Rocketdyne has won an order from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) for the delivery of 116 RL10C-X rocket engines that will be used in the giant Vulcan Centaur rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne says the order is a direct result of the deal between ULA and Amazon “as part of the largest commercial launch contract in […]

April 13, 2022

First batch of Rwandan satellites readied

The small African state of Rwanda has filings for more than 300,000 small satellites in its E-Space business. Satellite entrepreneur Greg Wyler is behind the scheme. He helped found O3b and OneWeb. Their first demonstration satellites are readying for launch. Three prototype satellites are to be launched as part of a 34-payload mission carried into […]

April 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpinLaunch gets NASA task

SpinLaunch is a technology business that uses a massive centrifugal mass accelerator to launch payloads into space. Based in Long Beach, California, it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA. “Through the partnership, we’ll fly a NASA payload on our Suborbital Accelerator to collect the necessary data to enable potential future commercial launch opportunities,” […]

April 7, 2022