Engineering Space

UK Invests in Sustainable Satellite Systems to Combat Space Debris

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The UK Space Agency has announced £3.5 million in funding for projects aiming to prolong satellite lifespan and ensure the sustainability of space operations long-term. The funding package includes a £2 million upgrade to the Satellite Applications Catapult's In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing (IOSM) facility at the Westcott Space...

German Rocket Startup to Launch Monthly from UK’s Northernmost Spaceport

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A German rocket startup is gearing up for the summer when it will attempt the first-ever satellite launch into orbit from the UK. Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) is one of several firms with eyes on the night sky that plan to use the recently opened SaxaVord spaceport on...

Ingenuity’s Groundbreaking Mission Comes to a Close After Final Flight on Mars

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NASA's revolutionary Mars helicopter Ingenuity has made history yet again, achieving one final flight on January 18th before sustaining damage that ended its operations for the last time. Originally intended as a short-term tech demo, the 1.8 kg rotorcraft exceeded expectations by logging over 70 flights during...