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  • OneWeb to receive USD $1 Billion from United Kingdom, Bharti Global

    Theresa CrossJuly 8th, 2020

    On July 3, OneWeb announced that a consortium of Her Majesty’s Government (through the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and Bharti Global Limited had committed to provide more than USD$1 billion to acquire OneWeb and fund the full restart of its business operations.

  • British Earth-observing satellites launched atop India’s PSLV booster

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 16th, 2018

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its flagship Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying SSTL S1-4 and NovaSAR-1—two British Earth observation satellites.

  • UK’s first spaceport could launch 2,000 satellites by 2030

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 16th, 2018

    The British government has revealed an ambitious plan to launch around 2,000 satellites by 2030 from its future spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. The new agenda envisions about four satellite launches a week from the new site.

  • “Space matters”: U.K. publishes its first national space policy

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 20th, 2015

    The U.K. government has published a document outlining the country’s role in future space programs and envisioning Britain’s growing role in the space industry. The document, entitled “National Space Policy”, was released by the U.K. Space Agency on Dec. 13, 2015, and is the first nationwide policy combining existing civil and military space policies. It was issued just two days before Tim Peake was launched to the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first U.K. ESA astronaut in space.

  • Starchaser Industries launches Tempest rocket

    Press ReleaseOctober 6th, 2015

    Early on Monday evening, Sept. 21, 2015, was the launch of Tempest-4, one of the rockets built by Starchaser Industries, who are based in Hyde, Greater Manchester, UK. The event took place on the estate of Capesthorne Hall in rural Cheshire.

  • UK reveals vision for space research and human spaceflight

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 17th, 2015

    Last week, the United Kingdom released a strategy that covered a range of scientific and technical disciplines, giving a coherent picture of activities which use the space environment – from fundamental physics and novel materials, to healthcare technologies and space science. The document, entitled “National Strategy: Space Environments and Human Spaceflight”, also sets out the country’s vision […]