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Event to help the public sector embrace space a success

Event to help the public sector embrace space a success

A showcase organised by the UK Space Agency’s Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) promoted the benefits of space for the public sector.

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UK space launch programme receives £50 million boost in Government’s Industrial Strategy

UK space launch programme receives £50 million boost in Government’s Industrial Strategy

A £50 million programme to enable new satellite launch services and low gravity spaceflights from UK spaceports will boost the economy and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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New education programme to build on success of Tim Peake mission

New education programme to build on success of Tim Peake mission

Thousands of children across the UK are set to benefit from a new space education partnership between the UK Space Agency and UK ASDC – Destination Space 2.

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‘Space Emergency Service’ gains international award

‘Space Emergency Service’ gains international award

A global operation to provide satellite information when disasters strike, which the UK led on earlier this year, has received a major international award.

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Boost for space incubators during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Boost for space incubators during Global Entrepreneurship Week

The UK Space Agency has announced an extra £90,000 of funding for three of its successful business incubation centres.

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2018 will be the Year of Engineering

2018 will be the Year of Engineering

The UK Space Agency is joining forces with partners across government and industry to give thousands of young people inspiring experiences of engineering.

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Space launch plans tour the UK

Space launch plans tour the UK

The UK Space Agency is touring the country with industry workshops and public open evenings on LaunchUK – the campaign to enable small satellite rocket launches and sub-orbital flights from UK spaceports.

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New UK projects look at the impact of spaceflight on the human body

New UK projects look at the impact of spaceflight on the human body

The impact of spaceflight on the human body will be examined in new projects worth £500,000, the UK Space Agency announced today.

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New funding for exciting STEM education projects

New funding for exciting STEM education projects

The UK Space Agency has awarded £210,000 of funding for seven new education and outreach activities.

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Initial £3 million awarded for UK leadership of new space science mission SMILE

Initial £3 million awarded for UK leadership of new space science mission SMILE

UK teams will lead an international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission, taking on the development of a major science instrument thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency.

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UK scientists part of astronomical landmark result

UK scientists part of astronomical landmark result

Light and gravitational waves produced by the same dramatic event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by an international collaboration involving UK researchers.

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Exploration Education and Outreach Grants Awarded

Exploration Education and Outreach Grants Awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have selected four partners to receive grants for outreach & education activities related to our space exploration programme.

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Sentinel 5P successfully launched to monitor world’s pollution

Sentinel 5P successfully launched to monitor world’s pollution

A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe’s world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – has been successfully launched today.

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World Space Week: International Partnership Programme (IPP)

World Space Week: International Partnership Programme (IPP)

As World Space Week gets underway we look at our IPP which helps the UK space sector tackle economic, societal and environmental issues in developing countries using satellite technology.

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UK collaboration at the International Astronautical Congress

UK collaboration at the International Astronautical Congress

The UK Space Agency has been busy promoting the UK space sector at the 68th International Astronautical Congress held in Adelaide, Australia.

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Cassini: an incredible journey of exploration

Cassini: an incredible journey of exploration

After two decades in space, the remarkable journey of the Cassini spacecraft comes to a dramatic end on Friday 15 September.

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Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK

Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK

26 joint proposals from potential spaceports and operators proves strong interest in UK market for small sat launch and sub-orbital flight.

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Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK

Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK

26 joint proposals from potential spaceports and operators proves strong interest in UK market for small sat launch and sub-orbital flight.

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UK space companies to develop international partnerships to tackle global development challenges

UK space companies to develop international partnerships to tackle global development challenges

The UK Space Agency is working with research institutions, industry and non-profit organisations to develop strong international partnerships to help tackle economic, societal and environmental issues using satellite technology.

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Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its Grand Finale

Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its Grand Finale

As the Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, the UK is at the centre of a surprising early insight - the planet's magnetic field has very little discernable tilt.

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Status update for record breaking UK Algeria CubeSat mission AlSat Nano

Status update for record breaking UK Algeria CubeSat mission AlSat Nano

AlSat Nano has been successfully operating in orbit for over 9 months. As it approaches its one year milestone we provide a status update and a summary of mission impact so far.

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From the first global TV broadcast to the future of satellite telecommunications

From the first global TV broadcast to the future of satellite telecommunications

Sunday 23 July 2017 marks the 55th anniversary of the first public satellite television broadcast from the United States to Britain and mainland Europe.

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Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe’s world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch.

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Space entrepreneurs of the future enter Dragons’ Den

Space entrepreneurs of the future enter Dragons’ Den

Young space entrepreneurs have been offered support for their ideas on using satellite data to improve life on Earth after taking part in a Dragons’ Den style event with leading industry experts.

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Plato mission brings opportunities for UK space sector

Plato mission brings opportunities for UK space sector

A mission searching for habitable planets orbiting alien stars has been given the green light to move into the construction phase.

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UK Space Conference 2017 is a huge success

UK Space Conference 2017 is a huge success

1,200 people from across the global space sector gathered in Manchester at the end of May for the largest ever UK Space Conference.

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Cassini spacecraft poised for ‘Grand Finale’

Cassini spacecraft poised for ‘Grand Finale’

The Cassini probe has today begun the first of 22 dives in between the rings of Saturn and the planet's atmosphere.

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Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

The CEOI has reached its 10th anniversary, during which time it has funded more than 50 new technologies.

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SatelLife competition winners announced

SatelLife competition winners announced

Nine young space entrepreneurs have won a share of £50K for innovative ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on Earth.

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Funding awarded to schemes to support space entrepreneurs

Funding awarded to schemes to support space entrepreneurs

The UK Space Agency has awarded just under £150,000 to three business incubation centres across the UK.

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UK Space Agency announces new Chief Executive

UK Space Agency announces new Chief Executive

The UK Space Agency has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Graham Turnock.

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Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector

Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector

The UK Space Agency and partners brought together government and industry to enable satellite launches from the UK by 2020.

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UK company delivers first Euclid flight hardware

UK company delivers first Euclid flight hardware

A leading UK technology company has reached the landmark stage of delivering the first key imaging components of Euclid, a pioneering ESA mission to observe billions of faint galaxies and investigate the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

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Competition to uncover space entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Competition to uncover space entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Young people have the chance to win £10,000 in a competition to come up with ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on Earth.

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UK Space Agency funds satellite solutions for developing countries

UK Space Agency funds satellite solutions for developing countries

UK space businesses have won £70 million of funding for projects that will deliver practical help to developing countries.

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UK at the forefront of NASA's CYGNSS mission

UK at the forefront of NASA's CYGNSS mission

A UK company is at the forefront of NASA’s latest Earth observation mission to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes like never before.

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UK space sector continues to grow, outlook bright

UK space sector continues to grow, outlook bright

The Agency’s latest survey of the UK space industry, carried out every two years, shows that the sector has continued to grow strongly.

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UK wins European space innovation competition

UK wins European space innovation competition

UK achieves outstanding success in European space innovation competitions, winning the top prize and four major awards.

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That’s a wrap: Principia post flight tour comes to an end

That’s a wrap: Principia post flight tour comes to an end

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has completed a highly successful tour of the UK since his return from space earlier this year.

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Space exploration education and outreach grants awarded

Space exploration education and outreach grants awarded

£150,000 has been awarded to eight partners for exciting new education and outreach activities projects.

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End of an era: UK’s role in European Rosetta mission now complete

End of an era: UK’s role in European Rosetta mission now complete

ESA's historic mission concluded as planned, with a controlled impact onto the comet it had investigated for over two years.

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Launch success for AlSat Nano

Launch success for AlSat Nano

AlSat Nano, a joint CubeSat mission between the UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency, has successfully launched from India.

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Boost for UK satellite technology and data for businesses

Boost for UK satellite technology and data for businesses

UK Space Agency announces £2m funding to help develop Earth observation satellite technologies and opens an online portal for satellite data

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AlSat Nano shipped for launch

AlSat Nano shipped for launch

A joint CubeSat mission between the UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has shipped to India for launch in late September.

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Finding Philae

Finding Philae

Rosetta's comet lander, Philae, has finally been found less than a month before the mission ends.

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