UK Space Agency boosts plans for launches

By Tom Dunlop, Published by UK Defence Journal, 8 January 2024 The UK Space Agency has announced a £6.7 million investment in two companies, Orbex and HyImpulse, to develop sustainable launch technologies. This investment, part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Boost! Programme, aims to position the UK as Europe’s

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SaxaVord confident it could become a European spaceport

By Hans J Marter, Published by Shetland News, 8 January 2024 SAXAVORD is aiming to become Europe’s leading spaceport, the company’s deputy chief executive has told a UK parliament committee. Scott Hammond also called for stronger government commitment towards the emerging space sector including the provision of launch contracts and

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‘Permanent memorial’ will be created on the moon as rocket carrying remains of 330 people is due to launch

By Kit Roberts, Published by Unilad, 6 January 2024 A rocket will be launched into space carrying the remains of a number of famous people. The expedition aims to create a 'permanent memorial' in space, with some of the remains being dropped on the Moon while the rest are taken

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Two private companies will attempt the first moon landing in 50 years—and neither one is SpaceX

By Chris Morris, Published by Yahoo News, 5 January, 2024 Elon Musk might have his eyes on Mars, but as he focuses on the Red Planet, two private aerospace companies are planning to return the U.S. to the moon for the first time since 1972. Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic Technology will send

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