Microscale Electrospray Propulsion Set to Revolutionize Satellite Maneuverability and Debris Mitigation

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Small satellites, like CubeSats, are gaining momentum, given their affordability and customizability. However, these pint-sized satellites have a big problem - they need more capable propulsion systems to move them once in space. Without manoeuvrability, nanosats that have completed their missions turn into dangerous space junk with no...

Ariel Spacecraft Passes Crucial Design Review, Bringing ESA Exoplanet Mission Closer to Reality

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The European Space Agency's (ESA) Ariel exoplanet mission reached an important milestone on December 5th, 2023, when its preliminary spacecraft design successfully passed a key ESA review board. This latest approval formally concludes Ariel's initial design phase after 19 months of refinement to structural specifications and interface requirements....

Virgin Orbit’s: How the UK’s Spaceport Sector Could Still Shine Brightly in the Future

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The UK’s space sector has shown a remarkable dynamism in the past few years. According to the latest official figures, the sector’s revenue grew about 5.1% in 2021, outpacing the global space industry. This is even more impressive considering the UK’s economy declined over the same period. And...