Satellites

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‘Galactic Britain’: how Cornwall is winning the European space race
Photojournalist Jonny Weeks explores how south-west is primed for first launch of a satellite-bearing rocket from UK soil

Jonny Weeks

10, Oct, 2021 @11:39 AM

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UK takes on Elon Musk in the broadband space race
A heavily criticised investment in OneWeb could bring the government a first bite at the lucrative satellite internet market

Richard Luscombe

09, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Kidnapped, raped and wed against their will: Kyrgyz women’s fight against a brutal tradition
At least 12,000 women are still abducted and forced into marriage every year in Kyrgyzstan. But pressure is growing to finally end the medieval custom

Mauro Mondello

30, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Fifty years after Apollo, space is about to transform our life on Earth beyond recognition | Will Hutton
An almost unbelievable future is at hand, and Britain is well placed to lay claim to a stake in it

Will Hutton

02, May, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Spacewatch: mission to clean up space debris set for launch
Astroscale hopes its Elsa-d satellite will demonstrate a system to remove unwanted pieces of junk

Stuart Clark

19, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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NorthStar satellite system to monitor threat of space debris
Space-based service will alert users to potential collisions between satellites and orbital junk

Stuart Clark

29, Oct, 2020 @9:30 PM

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UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit
Proposed centre with up to 250 jobs is linked to EU Copernicus satellite programme

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

26, Sep, 2020 @9:09 AM

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Are Elon Musk's ‘megaconstellations’ a blight on the night sky?
Satellite constellations open up a world of technological possibility. But do they degrade the astronomical landscape?

Stuart Clark

12, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Weatherwatch: Esa and Nasa satellites synchronise orbits to measure sea ice
The two satellites use different technologies to measure the thickness of Arctic ice. Syncing their orbits adds precision

David Hambling

04, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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UK buys £400m stake in bankrupt satellite rival to EU Galileo system
Investment with India made in US firm OneWeb after Brexit locks UK out of Europe’s satellite navigation system

Jasper Jolly

03, Jul, 2020 @4:09 PM

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'We've bought the wrong satellites': UK tech gamble baffles experts
Bid for 20% of OneWeb to replace Galileo after Brexit ‘looks like nationalism trumping industrial policy’

Alex Hern

26, Jun, 2020 @4:23 PM

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Spacewatch: China launches last BeiDou satellite to rival GPS
Third iteration hoisted into space offers alternative to US, EU and Russian navigation systems

Stuart Clark

25, Jun, 2020 @8:30 PM

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