First LoRa® message bounced off the moon

For the first time ever we bounced a LoRa® message off the moon on 5 October 2021, using the Dwingeloo radio telescope. This first was achieved by a team consisting of Jan van Muijlwijk (CAMRAS, PA3FXB), Tammo Jan Dijkema (CAMRAS), Frank Zeppenfeldt (ESA, PD0AP) and Thomas Telkamp (Lacuna Space, PA8Z)….

UK space sector Size and Health 2021 survey now open

In 2021, the survey will be carried out by BryceTech on behalf of the UK Space Agency, and is open to responses from space sector organisations across the UK. The closing date for responses is 13 December 2021. Having an up-to-date national picture of the sector will help ensure the…

Astroscale Ltd. announces UK office development on Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

The new offices will support growth plans for Astroscale’s in-orbit servicing ambitions. Astroscale Ltd., the UK subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, today announced plans to develop new offices and satellite manufacturing facilities within the Zeus building…

Space data helping Earth adapt to challenges of climate change

Satellite data will be used to monitor and map heat in locations at greatest risk of climate change in one of two new projects being backed by the UK Space Agency. The project is a collaboration between the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and Ordnance Survey (OS), which will…

Reaction Engines, IP Group and STFC join forces to create world-leading decarbonisation technology company

New venture will combine Reaction Engines’ heat exchanger technology developed for its SABRE™ air-breathing rocket engine, STFC’s leading ammonia catalyst expertise and funding from IP Group Collaboration will design and bring to market lightweight and compact cracking reactors for green ammonia, providing power and propulsion solutions for hard-to-decarbonise sectors such…