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2010-10-04 06:35:00

Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne satellite launching rocket has suffered a setback.

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2010-09-28 12:30:00

A $158 million project to launch three new British spacecraft to take pictures of the surface of the Earth has been announced.

2010-06-17 10:47:26

David Williams, Acting Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, will chair the ESA Council for the next year, effective from July 1.

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2010-05-11 09:15:00

SSTL has today announced that it will launch the NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites on behalf of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by a Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia on October 29th, 2010.

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2010-03-23 12:35:00

British officials have announced the formation of the new UK Space Agency (UKSA), a multi-million dollar organization that will oversee all space-related activity in the country starting on April 1.

2010-03-23 08:30:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) welcomes the British Government’s response to Lord Drayson’s Space Innovation and Growth Strategy report.

2010-03-15 09:30:08

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and Dutch Space BV have joined forces to develop and exploit an innovative small geostationary platform that is specifically designed to utilize excess launch vehicle capacity, creating opportunities for lower cost geostationary missions.

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2010-01-29 09:52:25

British company DMCii is using satellites to acquire new images of the Congo rainforests from space, validating a system that can map the vast Congo Basin every year to measure changes in its forest cover.

2009-12-01 07:06:06

Sir Martin Sweeting of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) most prestigious award, for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of satellite technology.

2009-08-18 13:03:35

Defense contractor BAE said 314 employees in Minnesota would be laid off due to a canceled contract for a non-line-of-sight cannon. These layoffs come as a result of the partial termination notice and stop-work orders the company received for its Future Combat Systems manned ground vehicle program contracts, company spokeswoman Kelly Golden said, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday. The cancellation is part of a sweeping review of defense spending, the newspaper said. Recently, U.S.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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