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The UK Space Agency has issued a government response to the Outer Space Act consultation issued in May 2012.
The first stones of ESA’s new establishment in the UK were laid in a ceremony today by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, UK Minister of Universities and Science David Willets and the first ESA Director General, Roy Gibson.
The EU’s next seven year Research and Innovation Programme starts on 1 January 2014.
Across Europe, more student teams than ever before are drawing up their plans for launching CanSats. These tiny ‘satellites’ fit into a drinks can yet perform a scientific ‘mission’ when launched from a small rocket.
2 Dec 2013
This scene shows a section of Ismeniae Fossae that straddles the southern highlands–northern lowlands of Mars. The distinct channels indicate that in the past, this was an icy, watery environment.
26 Nov 2013
On 19 December 2013, Europe’s billion-star surveyor is due to be launched into space where it will embark on its mission to create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy.
22 Nov 2013
Europe’s three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher this afternoon (22 November 2013). For four years, it will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere.
22 Nov 2013
The UK Space Agency will be sending out a digital holiday card this December and that card could be carrying your design. Last year, primary schools from around the UK provided a range of impressive designs, but this year it’s open to everyone!
19 Nov 2013
Preparations for Friday’s launch of Europe’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.
18 Nov 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall over the central Philippines earlier this month. With millions affected by the storm, satellites are helping direct the relief effort.