Space Systems


  • Pentagon to ban US companies from using Russian space launches & satellites

    May 30, 2019

    The Pentagon has introduced restrictions that will prevent American companies from using Russian space rocket launches and satellite services, set to take effect in 2023. The rule will levy “additional prohibitions with regard to acquisition of certain foreign commercial satellite services, such as… satellites and launch vehicles,” according to a Pentagon notice published on the US Federal Register ...

  • Space sector to benefit from multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo

    August 29, 2018

    Government to invest £92 million of Brexit readiness money on plans for independent satellite system 18-month study will look at the design and development of UK programme This will inform the decision to create the system as an alternative to Galileo The UK Space Agency will lead the work with full support from the Ministry of Defence UK industry ...

  • Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

    August 15, 2018

    A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August. She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if ...

  • The Critical Infrastructure of Space

    November 22, 2016

    For those of us who affectionately call ourselves “space cadets,” we’ve always thought outer space is cool and inspiring. From pioneering astronauts, big telescopes, deep space probes and planetary rovers, all you have to do is mention one of those things and those of us who are space junkies can tell you all about our ...