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Spaceport Cornwall signs launch MoU

Spaceport Cornwall, the UK’s horizontal launch site, and Sierra Nevada Corp, which will be engaging through its wholly owned subsidiary Sierra Space, have signed an MoU to explore future collaboration opportunities following the completion of UK Space Agency funded Concept of Operations for Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplane. Spaceport Cornwall and Sierra Space say they […]

June 22, 2021

UK companies to build beam-hopping satellite

A group of UK space tech companies are developing a new beam-hopping satellite designed to allow satellites to switch which part of the world they cover, managing real-time surges in commercial demand or responding to emergencies such as natural disasters, thanks to Government funding. Led by LEO satellite communications network OneWeb, the industrial partners have […]

May 24, 2021

OneWeb links with SatixFy for IFC

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb is linking with SatixFy which develops multi-beam communication antennas. The pair want to tap into demand for In Flight Communications and broadband. The two say they have signed an agreement to develop a new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) terminal that will work over the OneWeb network as well as on Geostationary (GEO) […]

March 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

All change for UK space policy

The UK government has changed how it looks after its embryonic space activity. It has decided to remove responsibility for the development of rocket sites, space policy and strategy from the UK Space Agency and to bring the controls and supervision into its Department for Business. The move may be unconnected but the Space Agency’s […]

February 1, 2021

UK U-turns on OneWeb for sat nav

The UK government is rethinking its commitment to an independent satellite navigation system. The review could mean that UK will not use OneWeb for its independent satellite navigation system. The UK’s access to the European Space Agency’s Galileo system ends on December 31st with the UK’s exit from the European Union. The British government has […]

September 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Scottish rocket launch sites come together

The five space ports under consideration in Scotland have formed an alliance to highlight their plans and eventual activity. Three of the members (in Shetland, Sutherland and the Western Isles) are conventional vertical rocket sites, while two others (in Prestwick and Machrihanish, Argyll) are looked upon as ‘horizontal’ sites that depend on aircraft launches. The […]

September 18, 2020By Chris Forrester

Scotland to get rocket launch facility

Scotland’s ‘Space hub Sutherland’ has gained planning approval to build the rocket launch facility. Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) intends to create Space Hub Sutherland on land owned by Melness Crofters Estate on the A’ Mhòine peninsula, south of Tongue. HIE had submitted plans in February this year, including an extensive environmental impact […]

August 24, 2020