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New UK led satellite will identify natural resources from space

New UK led satellite will identify natural resources from space

The Mission and Agile Nanosatellite for Terrestrial Imagery Services (MANTIS) satellite, which received funding today will help energy and mining businesses identify new resources.

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Detailed guide: Licence to operate a space object: how to apply

Detailed guide: Licence to operate a space object: how to apply

How to get a licence to launch or operate a satellite, or manage other activities in outer space, under the Outer Space Act 1986.

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British built rover begins journey to Mars, via France

British built rover begins journey to Mars, via France

UK engineers have completed the assembly of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosalind Franklin rover, which will seek out signs of life on Mars.

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Press release: British built rover begins journey to Mars, via France

Press release: British built rover begins journey to Mars, via France

UK engineers have completed the assembly of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosalind Franklin rover, which will seek out signs of life on Mars.

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British built Mars rover gets the gift of sight

British built Mars rover gets the gift of sight

The panoramic camera system which will allow the UK-built Rosalind Franklin Mars rover to examine the Red Planet and search for signs of life has been installed

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British built Mars rover gets the gift of sight

British built Mars rover gets the gift of sight

The panoramic camera system which will allow the UK-built Rosalind Franklin Mars rover to examine the Red Planet and search for signs of life has been installed

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Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: July 2019

Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: July 2019

A report on the Agency's spend.

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World first as kits designed to extract metals from the Moon and Mars blast off for space station tests

World first as kits designed to extract metals from the Moon and Mars blast off for space station tests

UK scientists lead international project to build world’s first space rock mining devices which use bacteria to recover minerals from rocks on the Moon and Mars

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New economic plan to super charge space and creative sectors in Buckinghamshire

New economic plan to super charge space and creative sectors in Buckinghamshire

Plan sets out how the area will maximise the economic opportunities of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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How the Moon landing 50 years ago inspired a generation in the UK

How the Moon landing 50 years ago inspired a generation in the UK

Hundreds of people across the UK have shared their astonishing memories, photos and scrapbooks for a special compilation to mark 50 years since the Apollo Moon landing in 1969.

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Embracing the new Space Age

Embracing the new Space Age

Science Minister Chris Skidmore makes a speech about the strength of the UK space industry, 50 years on from the launch of the Apollo 11 mission.

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10 projects funded to extend UK’s leadership in Earth Observation

10 projects funded to extend UK’s leadership in Earth Observation

The UK’s capabilities were boosted today with 10 projects receiving a share of £2m to develop technologies that could transform weather forecasting and the study of climate change.

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On 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launch, UK and NASA state intent to work on future Moon missions

On 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launch, UK and NASA state intent to work on future Moon missions

The UK and US space agencies have signed a statement of intent, which paves the way for UK commercial satellite communication and navigation services to be used by future NASA missions to the Moon.

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Scottish supercomputer satellites launched into orbit

Scottish supercomputer satellites launched into orbit

A pair of Glasgow-built satellites which could revolutionise how data is downloaded from space were successfully launched today

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Young space entrepreneurs pitch to the experts

Young space entrepreneurs pitch to the experts

Young people with innovative ideas for how satellites can improve life on Earth have pitched their plans to space industry experts in a bid to win support to turn them into reality.

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Boost for space technology essential to keep UK in first place for future of auto industry

Boost for space technology essential to keep UK in first place for future of auto industry

The UK Space Agency is joining forces with mobile communications giant O2 to develop next generation technology needed for driverless cars.

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International Charter Space & Major Disasters

International Charter Space & Major Disasters

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters (“the Charter”) is a global agreement which aims to provide a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters.

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International Charter Space & Major Disasters

International Charter Space & Major Disasters

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters (“the Charter”) is a global agreement which aims to provide a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters.

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New space mission to chase down comet will be led by UK scientists

New space mission to chase down comet will be led by UK scientists

A new mission called Comet Interceptor, which was proposed by the UK, has been targeted for launch by the European Space Agency in 2028.

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Israeli space tech firm hiSky expands to the UK

Israeli space tech firm hiSky expands to the UK

An innovative company looking to make satellite communications more accessible and affordable is set to create over 100 high-tech jobs in London and Oxfordshire.

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UK and USA join forces to launch ‘space weather’ service

UK and USA join forces to launch ‘space weather’ service

UK Space Agency to work with the United States in establishing an enhanced space weather forecasting system

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Leading the new space age: government backs ambitious plans for the UK in space

Leading the new space age: government backs ambitious plans for the UK in space

UK will play a leading role in the new space age, with new support for domestic satellite launch capability, space weather forecasting, and a National Space Council.

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UK led mission to improve climate change forecasts added to European Space Agency programme

UK led mission to improve climate change forecasts added to European Space Agency programme

A mission proposed by the UK Space Agency has been added to the European Space Agency’s Earth Watch programme, as the UK bids to host United Nations climate talks next year.

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Out of this world ideas win funding in space competition

Out of this world ideas win funding in space competition

Innovative ideas from crime-fighting drones to tracking down trolleys are among the winners of the UK Space Agency’s SatelLife competition for young people.

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UK crowd sourced history campaign marks 50 years since the first Moon landings

UK crowd sourced history campaign marks 50 years since the first Moon landings

Ahead of this weekend’s full Moon, we are asking people across the UK to share their memories of one of the seminal moments of the 20th century - the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing - and to tell their stories about how this moment in history has inspired them.

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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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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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