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  • Earth Observation Advisory Committee town meeting 2014

    10 Apr 2014

    The UK Space Agency and its Earth Observation Advisory Committee are hosting an Earth Observation Town Meeting at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire.

  • Image of the week: Uluru dreaming

    8 Apr 2014

    Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Australian outback is featured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite. The rock formation is an Inselberg– German for ‘island mountain’ – a prominent geological structure that rises from the surrounding plain.

  • Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite

    4 Apr 2014

    The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch last night (03 April 2014) of the Sentinel-1A satellite.

  • Scientists favour four ExoMars landing sites

    3 Apr 2014

    Some 60 scientists and engineers came together last month (26–28 March) for the first ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Workshop, held at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid. Their task was to begin the process of drawing up a shortlist of the most suitable landing locations for Europe’s first Mars rover.

  • Win business support for satellite navigation and remote sensing ideas!

    3 Apr 2014

    The UK Space Agency is supporting the Copernicus Masters competition and European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) with £25k of funding.

  • UK Space Agency steps up to the mark

    2 Apr 2014

    The UK Space Agency has announced a reorganisation taking effect 01 April 2014 .This is in response to the Government's commitment to support industry deliver a UK space sector worth £40bn a year by 2030.

  • Space Environments Working Group: Call for Nominations

    27 Mar 2014

    The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of its Space Environments Working Group (SEWG).

  • Rosetta sets sights on destination comet

    27 Mar 2014

    Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on 20 January.

  • Airbus Defence and Space opens state-of-the-art Mars Yard

    27 Mar 2014

    Airbus Defence and Space opened a new state-of-the-art extended Mars Yard test area at its Stevenage site today. The facility was opened by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable; Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, Dr David Parker; and Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency, Alvaro Giménez.

  • Image of the week: Wind and water

    24 Mar 2014

    A striking scene in and around Becquerel crater – the largest crater in this view – reveals both the power of wind and water in the turbulent history of Mars.

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