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U.K. government to fund spaceport improvements for Virgin Orbit

WASHINGTON — The U.K. Space Agency will provide $9.5 million for infrastructure at a British airport that seeks to host Virgin Orbit’s air-launch system. The...

Richard Branson headlines Air Force event, pitches Virgin Orbit’s capabilities for...

Branson: “Hopefully that will be a deterrent to an enemy state to not knock out satellites if America has a capability to replace them...

Lockheed Martin invests in small launch vehicle startup ABL Space Systems

WASHINGTON — The venture arm of Lockheed Martin has invested in small launch startup ABL Space Systems, the second such company the aerospace giant...

U.K. deepens space ties with U.S., announces investments in small satellites,...

The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. WASHINGTON — British Secretary of State for...

U.K. to fund development of spaceport facilities for Virgin Orbit

WASHINGTON — The U.K. Space Agency and a local government announced plans June 4 to invest in facilities at a British airport to support...

FIRST UP Satcom | Facebook, Viasat join forces on rural internet • Exotrail...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Facebook is joining Viasat in establishing satellite-connected Wi-Fi hotspots...

UK jump-starts OneWeb-ESA program with $23 million pledge

  Multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. WASHINGTON — The U.K. Space Agency announced Feb. 18 it is providing 18 million pounds...

Isotropic Systems gains Boeing as investor, partner on satellite user terminals

WASHINGTON — Isotropic Systems, a startup developing modular antenna systems for satellite communications, has raised $14 million from a group of investors led by...

FIRST UP Satcom | Intelsat joins GSMA • SSTL completes first...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Global fleet operator Intelsat has joined GSMA, a mobile network...

FIRST UP Satcom | Intelsat joins GSMA • SSTL completes first...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Global fleet operator Intelsat has joined GSMA, a mobile network...

FIRST UP Satcom | ISRO launches Ku-band satellite • SpaceX raising...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES India successfully launched a military communications satellite early Dec....

U.K. MoD still undecided on how to procure satellite communications

The U.K. military satcom program Skynet 6, according to one official, is suffering from “paralysis by analysis.” LONDON — The U.K. Ministry of Defence is...

As satellites become targets, U.K. military seeks closer ties with space...

Gen. Sir Chris Deverell, commander of Joint Forces Command: “Our biggest concern is the behavior of Russia and of China." LONDON — The United Kingdom...

GMV wins 250 million euro ground control contract for Europe’s Galileo...

BERLIN — Spanish company GMV won a 250 million euro ($290 million) contract last month to maintain and upgrade the ground control system for...

India’s PSLV launches two British satellites for SSTL

WASHINGTON — Two Earth observation satellites for Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) lifted off Sept. 16 on India’s lightest version of the Polar...

Nominations now open for the SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation

The 2nd annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations during the previous 12 months. We are...

British government to fund study on Galileo alternative

WASHINGTON — The British government announced Aug. 29 that it will spend more than $100 million to study whether the country should develop its...

Five decades after Black Arrow, a reawakening UK launch industry aims...

On Oct. 28, 1971, a Black Arrow rocket lifted off from the Woomera test range in Australia. The rocket placed into orbit a small...

MEO startup Methera plans “high density” HTS constellation

SINGAPORE and WASHINGTON — In medium Earth orbit, the only system providing satellite broadband today is SES Networks’ constellation of 16 O3b satellites. A...

British launch startups optimistic about continued government support

FARNBOROUGH, England — Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and...

British government to promote space industry exports

FARNBOROUGH, England — The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe...

Orbex stakes claim to European smallsat launch market

FARNBOROUGH, England — With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex...

China virus puts cruise ships in quarantine, hits carmakers, airlines and...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China’s coronavirus on Wednesday...
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