#Satellites

Set back for Britians first ever satellite mission

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The first-ever satellite mission launched from UK soil may have faced a setback, but it's not the end of the journey! The American Virgin Orbit company, operating from Newquay, Cornwall, ignited a rocket high over the Atlantic Ocean, but the company later reported that the rocket experienced...

What is dark matter is made of? Arrakhis aims to find out

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Arrakhis: the tiny satellite aiming to reveal what dark matter is made of The European Space Agency (Esa) recently announced a new mission of its science programme: a small telescope orbiting the Earth dubbed Arrakhis. But although its name is inspired by the sci-fi novel Dune, it will not...

Is Cornwall is set to become the new Cape Canaveral?

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The UK is about to have its first space launch – but Cornwall is unlikely to become a new Cape Canaveral Virgin Orbit, a US company which provides launch services for satellites, has announced that the first orbital space mission from the UK will blast off from Cornwall. The...

6 things you missed today in Space News

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Today was a very busy day in space news. It's a sign of the times that today saw six major bits of space-news pass without much fanfare. Only a few years ago any one of these stories would have been major news across all tech outlets, but with...

SpaceX set world record for satellites launched

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SpaceX has set a new world record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket! The US Private Space company beaten the previous record held by the Indian space agency ISRO's of 104 satellites in a single launch in February 2017. The 143 included commercial and government...

Starlink satellite internet service rolls out beta kits across the UK

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Great news for those suffering from spotty internet in rural locations. The Starlink satellite internet service has now been approved by Ofcom. Starlink is part of SpaceX and is aiming to compete BT, Virgin, Truespeed and OneWeb to provide internet to people across the UK in difficult to...