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UK space sector to benefit from new ESA contract

UK space sector to benefit from new ESA contract

The UK space sector will design a future Mars rover, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today after a visit to the Harwell space cluster. A...
Four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch

Four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch

Europe’s next four Galileo satellites have been fuelled at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for their launch on 25 July 2018. The...
Supporting space technology start-ups to strengthen the UK economy

Supporting space technology start-ups to strengthen the UK economy

Support for space technology start-ups will strengthen local economies and encourage the growth of new and more space clusters across the UK. A successful business...
First confirmed image of newborn planet caught forming by the ESO

First confirmed image of newborn planet caught forming by the ESO

Astronomers led by a group at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, have captured a spectacular snapshot of a newborn planet...
New power generation technologies to transform space exploration

New power generation technologies to transform space exploration

The University of Leicester, UK, is leading the development of new power generation technologies for space exploration as part of a European Space Agency...
New infrared instrument searches for habitable planets

New infrared instrument searches for habitable planets

A new infrared instrument to search for potentially habitable/inhabited planets has started operation at the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. The instrument will look for...
Results finds the interstellar object `Oumuamua is a comet

Results finds the interstellar object `Oumuamua is a comet

New results indicate interstellar object `Oumuamua, the first interstellar discovered in the Solar System, is a comet, and that it is moving away from...
New launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) announced

New launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) announced

Following the completion of an independent review, a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been announced. It will now be...
Nation versus constellation: who’s winning the latest global space race?

Nation versus constellation: who’s winning the latest global space race?

Jim McCann, an aerospace researcher at Space: A Private Frontier, runs through some of the main contenders in the new space race. From the first...
How can you find signs of life in space?

How can you find signs of life in space?

Astrophysicists of the University of Bern, Switzerland, contributed to a series of NASA papers that lay out strategies to search for signs of life...

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