BAE Systems to provide technology to track space missions at Goonhilly

BAE Systems has announced today (July 17th, 2018) it will supply deep space technology which will allow Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) to communicate with unmanned and robotic missions to the Moon and Mars. The partnership – announced at the Farnborough International Airshow – will involve close working on the current deep space programme with the…

WATCH: Putin is now ruining space too

According to the TMRO Space Pod, Ukraine's space industry is on the verge of collapse. I know what you're thinking: "Ukraine has a space industry?". Turns out it does - and it is rather important, and a major manufacturer of rockets. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea and support for rebels in Eastern Ukraine has…

Raspberry Pi is going to SPACE!

British Astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a photo of himself today wearing a Raspberry Pi t-shirt - and a reminder that the tiny computer will be blasting off with him when he goes up to the International Space Station. Its all part of the "AstroPi" competition, which is encouraging kids to submit code to be…

Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity is back online – hurrah!

Good news for fans of awe-inspiring music videos. Commander Hadfield's Bowie cover is BACK! Remember Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, who wowed us all last year with his music video shot aboard the International Space Station? The cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was pulled from YouTube after a year because of an agreement over…

Europe launches two navigation satellites into the wrong place

Embarrassing news for European scientists as it has emerged that two satellites that form part of Europe's new "Galileo" navigation system have been put in the wrong place. Whoops. According to Sky News the satellites were launched on Friday - with the plan being to join the network of other satellites that will eventually create…

Sarah Brightman to become world's most unlikely astronaut

Time to say goodbye to British soprano Sarah Brightman; the Phantom of the Opera star is set to take a trip into space, travelling on a Russian spaceship and flying to the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth. Setting…

CleanSpaceOne to vacuum up space debris

Even space needs a bit of a Spring-clean, and after years of boldly exploring regions of the cosmos where few humans have dared to float, we've left it in a bit of a state up there. Now a team from…