Response to G7 and UK announcement on space sustainability

Astroscale Ltd. (“Astroscale UK”), the UK subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”) announces their support for the G7 Leaders’ Summit joint statement yesterday on space sustainability. G7 delegates from the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the EU released a joint statement yesterday from Carbis Bay, Cornwall,…

G7 nations commit to the safe and sustainable use of space

Today at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA, the UK and the EU pledged to take action to tackle the growing hazard of space debris as our planet’s orbit becomes increasingly crowded. One of the biggest global challenges facing…

UK scientists on a mission to Venus

British scientists will play a leading role in a new mission to study the geology and atmosphere of Venus, our neighbouring planet, helping determine whether it was once habitable – and why Earth became the only known planet that can sustain life. Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, the…

BMT REMBRANDT in the clouds

In cutting-edge trials BMT conducts its first-ever remote, simulator-based ship navigation training programme – the latest REMBRANDT digital configuration is a full mission DNV approved ship simulator solution that’s targeted at multiple training stakeholders, including those onboard and ashore, and benefits from de-risked and highly immersive learning environments BMT’s REMBRANDT,…

Paul Bate appointed UK Space Agency CEO

Dr Paul Bate has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK Space Agency, with a mission to continue the expansion and success of a sector that will play an increasingly vital role in the UK economy. He takes up his role on 6 September 2021. The new appointment…

UKspace response to “A Platform for Growth” IOSM report

UKspace welcomes the publication of the “Platform for Growth” report, examining the evidence for satellite servicing, assembly and manufacturing in space. UKspace also welcomes the pro-active call from the UK Space Agency for Phase 0/A studies on the feasibility of a national space debris removal mission to support UK policy…

Lift-off for space training in Cornwall

Truro and Penwith College will be opening the doors of its brand-new £7 million ‘Valency’ training centre on Friday 2 July at a free launch event for space and aerospace businesses in Cornwall. The launch event will be the first opportunity for businesses to meet the College’s Cornwall Space and…

Government fund will support new ideas for cleaning up space

Space firms are being invited to apply for a share of up to £800,000 in funding from the UK Space Agency to develop ideas for space debris removal missions. One of the biggest global challenges facing the space sector is orbital congestion and space debris. There are currently an estimated…

Worms on a mission to research muscle loss in space

Today, hundreds of tiny worms are being flown to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of an experiment to understand more about human muscle loss and how to prevent it. Led by scientists from Nottingham and Exeter University, with hardware designed by Oxford-based Kayser Space, a research team aims…

A $1Bn UK opportunity for In-Orbit Services

A specially commissioned report reveals the potential for the UK to lead in the In-Orbit Services and Manufacturing market The UK Space Sector is uniquely placed to take advantage of a growing opportunity in the In-Orbit Services and Manufacturing (IOSM) sector, the Satellite Applications Catapult and Astroscale announced today. This…

Inmarsat opens new million dollar facility in Ottawa

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications today opened the company’s new, purpose built $1 million* facility in Ottawa, Canada. The world-class building represents a significant further commitment by the company to Canada and has been designed to meet the needs of the Canadian Armed Forces and to…