Astra to launch from U.K. spaceport

By Jeff Foust, Published by SpaceNews, 10 May 2022 WASHINGTON — Astra announced May 10 that it plans to carry out launches from a spaceport in the Shetland Islands starting in 2023 as part of international expansion plans. Astra said it is partnering with SaxaVord Spaceport to provide launch services

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Britain considering new radar to keep an eye on space

By George Allison, Published by ukdj, 24 April 2022 The Ministry of Defence is seeking market information regarding Multi-Mode Radar (MMR) able to monitor space, conduct air surveillance in a traditional ground-based air defence role, including surveillance of small air-breathing targets and tactical ballistic missiles. The purpose of the request

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United Kingdom – Ballistic Missile Defense Radar (BMDR) and Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC)

From Defense Security Cooperation Agency, 17 March 2022 WASHINGTON - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Ballistic Missile Defense Radar (BMDR) and Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) and related equipment for an estimated cost of

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Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart, Space Forge CEO Joshua Western and CTO Andrew Bacon sign launch agreement in Long Beach, California (Photo: Business Wire)

Virgin Orbit to launch first Welsh satellite from Spaceport Cornwall Summer 2022

Published by Businesswire, 9 March 2022 Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart, Space Forge CEO Joshua Western and CTO Andrew Bacon sign launch agreement in Long Beach, California (Photo: Business Wire) LONG BEACH, Calif. & CARDIFF, Wales--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading launch company Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB) and European in-space manufacturing tech start-up Space

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