Review of Farnborough International Airshow 2022

The UK space sector’s significant contributions to the country’s innovation and economy were showcased throughout the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow (18-22 July) in the dedicated Space Zone. It was a pleasure to exhibit alongside so many UKspace members, and get the latest news and updates from them about their respective…

Future development of lunar economy planned by Telespazio and Inmarsat

Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, are aiming to create essential communication and navigation services for upcoming missions to the Moon, enabling the birth of the future lunar economy through a new agreement. The two companies…

Delivering the future of UK hypersonic capabilities

Reaction Engines, Rolls-Royce, the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the UK’s National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) have announced new details of their joint programme to deliver significant enhancements to UK defence capabilities through the development of innovative…

Viritech and Reaction Engines bring rocket science to hydrogen vehicles

Viritech, the leading developer of enabling technology for fuel-cell powertrains, signs Memorandum of Understanding with Reaction Engines, the inventors of the hybrid air-breathing rocket engine. Reaction Engines’ technology represents a step-change in the efficiency of cooling systems. The transformation of thermal efficiency will yet further increase the advantage of Viritech-enabled…

Dr Alice Bunn named new UKspace President

Dr Alice Bunn OBE, CEO of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), has been named as the new President of UKspace, the trade association of the British space industry. She will formally take over the role from Will Whitehorn in early September. Alice joined IMechE in July 2021, moving from…