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Technical challenges explored to ‘plug and play’ satellites in 5G

Technical challenges explored to ‘plug and play’ satellites in 5G

The 5G communications system represents far more than just the next generation of terrestrial mobile services. It will drive a convergence of fixed and mobile services, introduce a new set of technologies and standards, create a network of networks and facilitate communications between everyone and everything, whilst focusing on some key vertical markets. However, there […]

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Key priorities from industry for commercialising UK space
By December 21, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Key priorities from industry for commercialising UK space

With the UK an acknowledged leader in satellite design and manufacture, and with national launch capability on the horizon, combined with an associated regulatory framework, the space ecosystem is developing rapidly. But what do we need to do to drive commercialisation within the industry, and what is the required role of the Government going forward?

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£93m invested in the UK, with further £374m for ESA
By December 14, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

£93m invested in the UK, with further £374m for ESA

The UK Space Agency is a little behind in the publication of its spending data this year, having only recently published the figures for September. That saw a total of £5,130,011m of funding awarded to businesses in the form of R&D and capital grants. Total spend for the year to date is now a whisker […]

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Businesses must prepare for Brexit – be it deal or no-deal

Businesses must prepare for Brexit – be it deal or no-deal

The threat of a no-deal Brexit lingers. The reality, therefore, is that manufacturers must prepare – those who have taken steps must ensure they remain prepared, and those who have more to do should do it now. The EU has been our largest and most integrated trade partner for decades. Extracting ourselves from this partnership […]

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Is the regulatory framework supporting industry growth?

Is the regulatory framework supporting industry growth?

The UK space industry is going through huge change, with CubeSats, constellations, in-orbit servicing, EO policy and launching from the UK. All of these present challenges to regulators and to those who are being regulated. There is also the increasing realisation of the economic value that the space industry brings, and there is an increasingly […]

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Ministers commit to biggest ever ESA budget at Space19+
By November 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Ministers commit to biggest ever ESA budget at Space19+

ESA’s council at ministerial level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. The meeting brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe, along with Canada and observers from the EU. The member states […]

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Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations
By November 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Harnessing sea change: Navigating the mega-constellations

In the present seas of change in the satellite telecommunications sector it is important to know how to navigate. Every discussion you have regarding future communications architecture will very quickly get into the sheer number of permutations of orbit, data rate, modulation scheme, optical versus radio, that small matter of clouds, latency, backhaul, revisit times, […]

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Satellite Applications Catapult publishes 2019 annual report
By November 21, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Satellite Applications Catapult publishes 2019 annual report

The Satellite Applications Catapult has released its annual report detailing its activities in the year ending 31 March 2019, looking at its achievements, restating its goals and detailing its ambitions for the future. The Catapult’s strategy is guided by three principles: Energising the market – unlocking customer demand and opening new markets to the space […]

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Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024
By November 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Mobile satellite services to see CAGR of 6.2% to 2024

The mobile satellite services market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6.2% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2024, according to a new study from Mordor Intelligence. The usage of satellite communication services for IoT, as well as in the disaster management areas in developed regions, is expected to boost the market […]

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UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader
By November 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

UK Space Agency details plan for UK to be EO world leader

The UK Space Agency has a 10-year vision for the UK to be a world leader in new EO technologies. The aim is that over the next decade innovative new technologies developed by the UK EO space sector will make substantial contributions to economic growth, new jobs and societal benefit, with UK entities competitive in […]

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