Spacecraft brings aging satellite back to life

4 months ago — Long Read

In an (out of?) the world first a spacecraft has returned an ageing satellite back into service.

Satellites set to pinpoint the worst greenhouse gas producers

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 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

3 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...