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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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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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Space for Smarter Government (SSGP) winners announced

Space for Smarter Government (SSGP) winners announced

SSGP is a UK Space Agency led and funded programme delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult.

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AlSat Nano ready for launch

AlSat Nano ready for launch

A joint cubesat mission between the UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency has shipped to India, ready for launch in September.

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UK Space Agency invests in major R&D Projects

UK Space Agency invests in major R&D Projects

We are investing £1.15 million to fund preparatory research about sub-orbital spaceflight and small satellite launches from the UK.

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UK National Space Propulsion Facility

UK National Space Propulsion Facility

The UK Space Agency is investing £4.12m in a National Propulsion Test Facility, giving the UK a new facility for space technology testing.

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Tim Peake returns to Earth

Tim Peake returns to Earth

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has returned to Earth after spending six months living and working on the International Space Station.

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LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.

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SSTL delivers 22nd Galileo payload

SSTL delivers 22nd Galileo payload

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has delivered the 22nd Galileo navigation payload to prime contractor OHB System in Bremen, Germany.

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Showcasing a Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator

Showcasing a Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator

Visualisation tool that allows comparison of reliable climate data from variable sources due to be showcased at the Living Planet Symposium.

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Providing a seemless supply of climate data from space

Providing a seemless supply of climate data from space

UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation announce climate data project.

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ESA astronaut Tim Peake controls British built rover from space

ESA astronaut Tim Peake controls British built rover from space

Part of an international experiment preparing for human-robotic missions to Mars and beyond took place at Airbus Defence and Space today.

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Nurturing regional industry through business incubation support

Nurturing regional industry through business incubation support

We are expanding support for business incubation centres across the UK.

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Mars launch heralds start of UK’s search for life on red planet

Mars launch heralds start of UK’s search for life on red planet

The mission will see a UK-designed rover launched to the surface of the red planet in 2018.

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A perfectly still laboratory in space

A perfectly still laboratory in space

LISA Pathfinder (LISA) has started its mission to test the technology needed to develop future space-borne gravitational wave detectors.

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Freefall achieved on LISA Pathfinder

Freefall achieved on LISA Pathfinder

Gravitational wave mission achieves next milestone.

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UK and United Arab Emirates increase collaboration in space

UK and United Arab Emirates increase collaboration in space

The UK Space Agency and UAE Space Agency today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a strategic space partnership.

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Europe’s historic comet lander faces eternal hibernation

Europe’s historic comet lander faces eternal hibernation

Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover.

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UK celebrates launch of climate and ocean monitoring satellite

UK celebrates launch of climate and ocean monitoring satellite

The UK’s routine access to important environmental data is set to take a major step forward following launch of EU satellite Sentinel-3A.

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Gravitational waves herald new era of physics and astronomy

Gravitational waves herald new era of physics and astronomy

Gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein almost a century ago, have been detected for the first time.

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UK company selected to provide subsystem for ExoMars 2018 mission

UK company selected to provide subsystem for ExoMars 2018 mission

Thales Alenia Space-UK (TAS-UK) has been selected to supply a crucial subsystem for the ExoMars 2018 mission.

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EO data to play greater role in rural and environmental services

EO data to play greater role in rural and environmental services

Roadmap developed to identify and realise unique potential of Earth Observation data for Defra and the UK economy over the next five years

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UK celebrates successful launch of astronaut Tim Peake

UK celebrates successful launch of astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake has successfully launched into space, becoming the first Brit to undertake a long duration mission on the ISS.

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National Space Policy: science fiction in to science fact

National Space Policy: science fiction in to science fact

The UK is publishing it's first National Space Policy as Britain's first ESA astronaut launches to the International Space Station (ISS).

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LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration

LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration

European spacecraft successfully lifts off on its way to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves from space.

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LISA Pathfinder set for launch

LISA Pathfinder set for launch

Europe’s technology demonstrator for detecting gravitational-waves, is set for launch tomorrow (2 December at 04:15 GMT).

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UK poised to wave astronaut Tim Peake on his journey to space

UK poised to wave astronaut Tim Peake on his journey to space

It is Tim Peake's last visit to the UK before his 15 December launch to the ISS and we are holding launch-day celebrations across the nation

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