Tag Archives: space

New satellite propulsion test facility to propel UK into new space age

A new gold standard national rocket test facility will soon open its doors, the Science Minister Amanda Solloway has announced today. The new centre will allow UK companies and academics to fire up and test state-of-the-art space propulsion engines at up to 1.5kN in high-altitude vacuum, an equivalent test altitude …

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ABB and Nüvü to deliver exo-planet cameras for NASA future telescope

A two-year contract awarded to ABB from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will see key ABB/Nüvü Caméras technology fly onboard the space telescope in 2025, on course to capture the first spaceborne images of planets outside our solar system. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, NASA’s future space observatory, is due …

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Paragraf and NPL demonstrate that Paragraf’s graphene Hall Effect sensors are ready for high-radiation applications

Paragraf has demonstrated the ability of its graphene Hall Effect sensors to withstand high levels of radiation. The discovery, based on testing from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proves that ‘unpackaged’ Hall Effect sensors can be used in high-radiation environments such as space. The project was funded by Innovate UK, …

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RS Components sponsors University of Strathclyde team in European initiative to develop technology solutions for life in space

RS Components (RS) is sponsoring the PowerHab team from the University of Strathclyde as part of IGLUNA 2020, a pan-European initiative bringing together multidisciplinary students from across the globe in a collaboration to build solutions for a theoretical space habitat. Coordinated by the Swiss Space Center, and now in its second year, IGLUNA …

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Smiths Interconnect celebrates significant contract win with Boeing

Smiths Interconnect was recently awarded a contract by Boeing to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for use aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway. Smiths Interconnect’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different modules on the space station. “These connectors have to …

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Environmental monitoring from the International Space Station

Optical Surfaces has reported how a motorised UV-Vis-NIR collimator and interferometric alignment system it supplied to the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Berlin, Germany has been used to set-up the ground breaking DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS). On 23 October 2019, DLR the renowned German Aerospace Center, and …

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Smiths Interconnect opens a new qualification and test laboratory in Dundee

Smiths Interconnect proudly celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Qualification and Test laboratory in its site in Dundee, Scotland. The new laboratory offers a one-stop shop for critical qualification and testing of Smiths Interconnect’s products in Europe. The structure is equipped with in-house multipaction testing and SRS mechanical shock …

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Resolve Optics contributes to space projects

Resolve Optics has reported on its active participation in designing and supplying robust optical systems for a range of different space projects over the last few years. Many different types of optical imaging and sensing systems are today used to observe and measure the Earth and the universe at large. However, …

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UK can lead the world in global space sector

The UK has the potential to become a world-class sustainable space industry leader if Government and business work together to grasp the opportunities presented by the growth in the global and UK space sectors, according to industry leaders. Speaking at a high-powered two-day space conference at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology …

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MTC encourages UK businesses to join the space race

Industry leaders at the Manufacturing Technology Centre are encouraging UK businesses to grasp the opportunities presented by the growth in the global and UK space sectors. The global space industry is booming and is forecast to be worth £400 billion by 2030. Now the Coventry-based MTC is to hold a …

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