Engineering Space

Inmarsat trial to boost GPS performance in the UK

2 days ago — Long Read

London based Inmarsat is looking to augment GPS performance across the UK in a new trial of UKSBAS – the UK Space-Based Augmentation System. The trial will test out a...

Myths – A ‘doorway’ on Mars? How we see things in space that aren’t there

3 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Enthusiasts lit up social media recently with images of what appeared to be a “doorway” into a hillside on Mars. Was it, some wondered, evidence that the red planet could...

Behind the Scenes – How the Ukraine war cancelled the next Mars mission…

4 weeks ago — Quick Read

Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war – here’s what we’re hoping for next Just a few months ago, we were confidently expecting to launch our rover, Rosalind...

Scientists grow plants in Moon soil

1 month ago — Quick Read

One small step for botanists. One giant eat for mankind. A team of scientists have managed to grow plants in Moon soil for the first time. In a new breakthrough...

In their own words – How a team of UK Astrophysics captured an image of the Milky Ways supermassive black

1 month ago — Quick Read

"How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at centre of the Milky Way" Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Originally...

Helicopter catches booster rocket over the Pacific

2 months ago — Quick Read

Rocket Lab has been successful its attempt to catch an Electron booster midair using a helicopter.