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US ‘ready to fight in space if we have to’, says military official
Threat posed by ‘provocative’ Russia and China has left US no choice but to prepare for orbital skirmishes

Ian Sample Science editor

28, May, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Whisper it, but Scotland is on the verge of becoming a space superpower | Robin McKie
Despite the demise of Virgin Orbit, the UK’s first spaceports should open in 2024

Robin McKie

28, May, 2023 @8:31 AM

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NBN chief says ‘all options on the table’ to improve satellite service as Starlink lures customers
Australians who have chosen Elon Musk’s low-Earth orbit service say it offers higher speeds, better latency and unlimited data

Josh Taylor

25, May, 2023 @7:08 AM

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Australia’s ageing Sky Muster satellites leave rural internet struggling to connect | Mark Gregory
A strategic investment in OneWeb by the federal government could ensure equitable access to fast, reliable rural and remote broadband

Mark Gregory

19, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Apple launches satellite emergency SOS service in Australia and New Zealand
The feature, rolled out to users in the US and UK last year, can send details including location without phone reception to trained specialists

Jordyn Beazley

14, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Virgin Media restores internet service after outages across UK – as it happened
Company’s own website went down and internet was inaccessible for several hours. Follow all our live coverage of business, economics and financial markets

Jasper Jolly

04, Apr, 2023 @11:57 AM

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit files for bankruptcy after failing to find funding
California-based company forced to cut 85% of workforce after struggling to secure investment

Jasper Jolly and Kalyeena Makortoff

04, Apr, 2023 @6:55 AM

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Calls for ban on light-polluting mass satellite groups like Elon Musk’s Starlink
Astronomers urge people to stand up to ‘big light’ industry amid unchecked brightening of night sky

Nicola Davis

20, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Virgin Orbit stops operations and furloughs most staff
Satellite launch company hunts for funding lifeline following failed attempt from UK soil

Alex Lawson

16, Mar, 2023 @9:16 AM

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Legally binding global treaty needed to tackle space debris, say experts
Scientists call for collective effort to protect Earth’s orbit from dangers posed by space junk

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Wrath and awe: a short history of balloons and their power to fire up mob fury | Jeff Sparrow
Perhaps a long symbolic resonance explains the otherwise baffling battle raging in 21st century skies

Jeff Sparrow

14, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Fury in Ukraine as Elon Musk’s SpaceX limits Starlink use for drones
SpaceX says satellite communications service ‘never, never meant to be weaponised’

Dan Sabbagh in Poltava

09, Feb, 2023 @2:38 PM

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