Spaceflight Archive

  • The UK Space Agency and CNES signed a joint statement to step up co-operation in space, at the UK-France Summit in Sandhurst on Thursday 18 January. 

The statement focuses on projects for climate action, Mars exploration, space applications and Europe’s space programme.
Since the signature of the Brize Norton framework arrangement on 31 January 2014, French-UK space co-operation has achieved many things, notably in the fields of Earth observation and climate action. For example, the UK Space Agency is working with CNES to develop the IASI-NG (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer New Generation) instrument for Eumetsat’s programme to improve weather forecasts.

    UK-France Space Cooperation

    The UK Space Agency and CNES signed a joint statement to step up co-operation in space, at the UK-France Summit in Sandhurst on Thursday 18 January. The statement focuses on projects for climate action, Mars exploration, space applications and Europe’s space programme. Since the signature of the Brize Norton framework arrangement on 31 January 2014, French-UK space co-operation has achieved many things, notably in the fields of Earth observation and climate action. For example, the UK Space Agency is working with CNES to develop the IASI-NG (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer New Generation) instrument for Eumetsat’s programme to improve weather forecasts.

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  • Now more than 21 billion km from Earth, for the first time in 37 years Voyager 1 has fired up its back-up attitude control thrusters to test the possibility of realigning its antenna and extending the time its signals can be picked up on Earth by up to three years.

    Voyager fires thrusters!

    Now more than 21 billion km from Earth, for the first time in 37 years Voyager 1 has fired up its back-up attitude control thrusters to test the possibility of realigning its antenna and extending the time its signals can be picked up on Earth by up to three years.

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  • Winner of the Frederick I Ordway III Award, presented at the von Braun lecture at the NASA Marshall Space Fligtht Center in October 2017, Dr. David Baker is recognized for a sustained excellence in space coverage, through books and articles, as well as engagement in the early US space program.

    Dr. David Baker – Winner of the Frederick I Ordway III Award

    Winner of the Frederick I Ordway III Award, presented at the von Braun lecture at the NASA Marshall Space Fligtht Center in October 2017, Dr. David Baker is recognized for a sustained excellence in space coverage, through books and articles, as well as engagement in the early US space program.

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  • Open Cosmos, a UK space start-up formed just 18 months ago through UK company builder...

    Nanosat startup

    Open Cosmos, a UK space start-up formed just 18 months ago through UK company builder...

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  • Two US Senators are leading a group of 32 Senators challenging the Trump administration not to eliminate...

    Education cut challenged

    Two US Senators are leading a group of 32 Senators challenging the Trump administration not to eliminate...

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  • Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres...

    Simpson’s on Ceres

    Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres...

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  • A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou...

    Cheops for Space!

    A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou...

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  • ESA and a team of European industrial contractors led by QinetiQ have finalised an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation...

    Dream Chaser

    ESA and a team of European industrial contractors led by QinetiQ have finalised an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation...

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  • OHB Venture Capital GmbH, Munich, and LuxSpace s.à r.l., Betzdorf, have today announced...

    Life in space

    OHB Venture Capital GmbH, Munich, and LuxSpace s.à r.l., Betzdorf, have today announced...

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  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter...

    Swansong at Saturn

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter...

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