Satellites set to pinpoint the worst greenhouse gas producers

9 months ago — Long Read

The next gen of satellites is all set to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases across the globe. At least a dozen companies and countries are now on track to launch...

QEPrize awarded to the creators of GPS

12 months ago — Long Read

This year the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has gone to the team behind the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Engineers want to use a plasma beams to push space junk out of orbit

1 year ago — Quick Read

You might think litter is bad here on Earth but humanity junk extends well into space. It is estimated we have collectively produced 8,262 tons of space junk! A team...

The UK Space Agency Wants Your Ideas

2 years ago — Quick Read

Interested in a share of £50,000? SatelLife Challenge, spearheaded by the UK Space Agency, is looking for the innovative satellite ideas from the UK’s young engineers and scientists. The goal...

Contact lost with Russian satellite after being set to launch from wrong Cosmodrome

2 years ago — Quick Read

The most embarrassing engineering blunder of the year might well be the loss of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched last month from the Vostochny cosmodrome. A Soyuz-2.1a launched from the Vostochny...

The European Space Agency to launch satellite with highest-ever data capacity

2 years ago — Quick Read

The ESA - European Space Agency - has partnered with ViaSat for a £60m deal to create a super-high data capacity satellite to bring Wi-Fi to planes and areas currently...