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Space debris: the risks and the remedies

Tens of thousands of pieces of debris are ricocheting around space. While many are tiny, they have the potential to add up to a very big problem

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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

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ESA astronaut: Militarisation of space a concern

The increased militarisation of space is a concern for future international co-operation in the domain, according to a serving European Space Agency astronaut

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Skynet Evolutions - Analysis of UK milsatcom

As the first metal is cut for the UK’s future Skynet 6 military satellites, Richard Thomas takes a closer look at the history of the programme

SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support

US Space Force’s SBIRS GEO-6 satellite ready for launch

The production of the US Space Force’s latest missile warning satellite, the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-6), has been completed ahead of schedule as it readies for launch in 2022

DARPA awards Northrop Grumman PNT contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing payload, with options to build units destined for space flight

Space boost as Lockheed Martin produce Q2 results

Lockheed Martin reported a net sales increase of over US$800m in Q2 this year compared with the same reporting period in 2020 due in part to strong figures from the Space business segment

Landmark UK Space Command to open next week

The UK Space Command is expected to formally open its headquarters inside RAF High Wycombe in the coming days

UK space launch elements coming together

Space systems provider Moog will complete the development of its first Small Launch Orbital Manoeuvring Vehicle later in 2021