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3 Mar 2014
Saturn's lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Delicate shadows cast by the rings arc gracefully across the planet, fading into darkness on Saturn's night side.
21 Feb 2014
UK industry, led by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space, have been awarded roughly a third share of an €18 million European Space Agency (ESA) contract to develop Europe’s next generation satellite communications platform. The remainder of the €18 million contract will be distributed as the programme develops.
20 Feb 2014
A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected as ESA’s third medium-class science mission.
19 Feb 2014
Unlikely though it seems, agriculture and rave culture share an interest in fluorescence. Plants emit fluorescence through photosynthesis. Using satellites we could detect the fluorescence from vegetation on earth to measure plant efficiency and health.
12 Feb 2014
The in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system.
12 Feb 2014
Satellite images taken by the UK’s disaster monitoring satellite, UK-DMC2, are assisting UK agencies in their response to the severe flooding caused by recent storms.
12 Feb 2014
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency are pleased to announce an open meeting to provide information and advice about the forthcoming International Life Sciences Research Announcement (ILSRA).
6 Feb 2014
Europe’s billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus.
3 Feb 2014
At first glance, this image looks nothing like the images that we are used to seeing from Hubble.
31 Jan 2014
New agreement will see more joint working, including £15 million investment identified for instruments for weather satellites and a UK contribution to a global survey of Earth’s fresh water.