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TechDemoSat-1
2014-08-13 02:30:40

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in Space.

TechDemoSat-1 selfie
2014-07-26 03:45:39

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released an image taken by an inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 to mark the completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) for the satellite, which was launched on 8th July.

Mars Rover Uncovers Evidence Of Ancient Wet Environments On The Red Planet
2014-06-25 04:17:53

NASA has opted to send the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to a crater-rim ridgeline after orbital observations uncovered evidence of a water-related mineral at the site, officials from the US space agency announced on Tuesday.

Mars Pioneer Behind Failed Beagle 2 Mission Passes Away
2014-05-09 04:48:33

Colin Pillinger, the British space scientist best known for a failed 2003 attempt to land a spacecraft on Mars, has died at the age of 70, his family and colleagues confirmed to various media outlets on Thursday.

From Red Mars To Green Earth
2014-04-15 13:36:50

How can a sensor for analyzing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before.

UK Space Agency Invests Into Development Of Air-breathing Rocket Engine
2013-07-16 11:45:46

The UK government has announced plans to invest in the development of an air-breathing rocket engine – intended for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane – following the ESA-managed feasibility testing of essential technology.

World’s First 'Phonesat' Successfully Launched Into Orbit
2013-02-26 20:56:50

STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today.

Bernard Lovell Was Not Brainwashed
2013-01-31 13:13:36

A writer for the magazine Physics World says that late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell was not "brainwashed" by the Soviets, despite rampant rumors to the contrary.

Fourth Galileo Satellite Now At French Guiana Launch Site
2012-08-21 09:40:50

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn.


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