UK security at ‘severe risk’ without reliable satellite access, MPs warn

By Clive CooksonPublished by Business Telegraph, 4 November 2022 The UK government’s failure to obtain guaranteed access to the satellite navigation systems essential to defence and critical infrastructure risks endangering national security, a cross-party group of MPs has said. The House of Commons science and technology committee on Friday criticised

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Streaks from satellites cross the Pleiades on a long-duration exposure, illustration the interference the growing number of satellites can have on astronomy. Credit: T. Hansen/IAU OAE/CC

New center to coordinate work to mitigate effect of satellite constellations on astronomy

By Jeff Foust, Published by SpaceNews, 5 February 2022 WASHINGTON — The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is establishing a center to help astronomers deal with the adverse effects of satellite constellations. The IAU said Feb. 3 it selected a proposal jointly submitted by the National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, or

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ESA head says Europe needs to stop facilitating Elon Musk’s ambitions in space

By E&T editorial staff, Published by E&T Engineering and Technology, 6 December 2021 The new head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has urged European leaders to intervene and co-ordinate to prevent SpaceX CEO Elon Musk making the space economy his personal playground. ESA director-general Josef Aschbacher expressed his views

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