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Satellite imagery from the recently launched UK-DMC2 satellite shows forest fires in the Los Padres National Forest east of Santa Maria at 11:10 local time on the 12th August.
Two satellites were sent into space to improve the world's only space-based disaster monitoring system, the British company that makes the satellites said. Both satellites were expected to enhance the monitoring program, which provides Earth observation imagery for a variety of commercial and environmental applications in addition to disasters, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited said in a news release Thursday. These latest two satellites will advance the capability of the DMC ...
SSTLâ€™s UK-DMC2 satellite has successfully completed pre-launch tests and is integrated with a Dnepr launch vehicle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in readiness for launch on Wednesday, 29th July 2009 at 18:46 UTC, 19:46 BST.
The European Space Agency on Wednesday announced the acceptance of its first British astronaut.
The president of Virgin Galactic says the companyâ€™s plans to take passengers into space are just the beginning of a series of space exploration ploys.
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday announced a deal with Reaction Engines Ltd that will invest Â£900,000 ($1,291,000) in the development of core technologies for its Skylon reusable runway space shuttle.
Virgin Galactic is collaborating with UK firm Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in hopes of developing low-cost rockets with the capability to put small satellites into orbit in a similar fashion to the US Pegasus system.
EADS Astrium, Europeâ€™s largest space company, has successfully acquired British satellite maker Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL).
According to New Scientist, Britainâ€™s unlucky Mars probe, Beagle 2, may have met its end due to a miscalculation.