UK Space Agency

The Great British Take-Off: Brits in Space

Libby Plummer | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

Next year Tim Peake, a former Major in the British Army Air Corps, will be Britain's first official astronaut to make it into space... Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where he'll spend six months carrying out experiments on the ESA's Columbus laboratory module.

'Spaceport Scotland' As First UK Rocket Launch Projected For 2018

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Eight potential locations for British space ports have been unveiled. That's right -- we might still be struggling to work out what to do with Heat...

Rocket Falls To Earth (Yes, That Is The UK Space Agency Logo)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

The UK and European Space Agencies don't get enough credit. They're both responsible (or co-responsible) for some of the coolest space science in the ...

LOOK: True Scale Of Somerset Floods Revealed By 'Disaster Charter' Satellite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new image taken by the UK's disaster monitoring satellite, UK-DMC2, has revealed the extend of the flooding in Somerset. The images were taken as...

First Image Published From Europe's Amazing New Billion-Pixel Satellite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

The first image taken by Europe's incredible new billion-pixel space telescope has been published. But the UK Space Agency and ESA say there is muc...

Space Growth Plans May be Stunted by Risk Issues

Tony Ballard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Ballard

Unlike France, the US and most other countries, UK companies involved in activities in space are strictly liable without limit for damage caused to aircraft in flight or on the surface of the earth. That is because governments are liable under the outer space treaties and because the UK government requires UK companies to indemnify it.

Satellite To Fall To Earth In November (But Don't Panic)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The UK Space Agency has sent an email warning that a European satellite will plunge to Earth later this month - and there's no way to know where it's ...

You Won't Believe Which Countries Have Already Beaten Britain To The Space Station...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Tech

Britain is to finally get its own astronaut aboard the International Space Station - but who got there first? Yes, it's pretty obvious that the US ...

New Chief Exec For UK Space Agency

BBC News | BBC News | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Tech

New Chief Exec For UK Space Agency...

UK To Spend £60m More On European Space Agency A Year

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech

The UK will spend £60m more per year on space technology. Chancellor George Osborne said that the UK will increase its contribution to the Europea...

UK Space Agency's £11.5m Investment In Mission To The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) will invest £11.5m in a mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before and study its surface. The British-built Solar...

Tomorrow's Space Products

Huffington Post UK | Alex Fisk | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Tech

Future products that will secure UK industries as pioneers in space technology have been showcased by competition winners in a contest run by the UK S...

Britain Needs A Spaceport To Rocket Ahead Of The Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

The UK space industry risks losing out in the booming sector unless it builds a spaceport, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). With spac...