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Astroparticle Physics

CMB Space missions: a window to astroparticle physics

Prof. Nicola Vittorio from Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ gives an absorbing insight into CMB Space missions and why they are a window to astroparticle physics I put stress1 on the great goal of modern cosmology: investigating the physics of the early universe. This very ambitious goal requires...
Mercury

Spacecraft set to blast off on Mercury mission

In the early hours of tomorrow morning, a spacecraft made possible by the best of UK space science is set to blast off bound for Mercury
European space sector

Enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector

Jan Wörner, Director General of The European Space Agency (ESA) speaks to us about his priorities for enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector.
space sector

How will Brexit impact the space sector?

Leyton Wells, ESPI research fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores the issues around the space sector in light of the UK’s Brexit
stellar clusters

Research into the Universe: A focus on stellar clusters

Nate Bastian, Professor of Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University draws our attention to stellar clusters, a fascinating aspect of research into the Universe.
space sector

Space sector to benefit form multi-million pound investment

UK space sector will benefit from a £92 million investment to design a national alternative to the EU's Galileo satellite system, ensuring UK security post Brexit
weather forecasting

Laser spacecraft due to be launched into orbit is set to revolutionise weather forecasting

A British-built satellite equipped with a 3.4-Kilowatt laser is set to be launched into space this evening and could revolutionise weather forecasting 
European space sector

Ensuring a globally successful European space sector

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of The European Space Agency (ESA) shares his views on ensuring a globally successful European space sector
data from space

The synergistic use of atmospheric data from space: from research to operational products

Ugo Cortesi (IFAC-CNR), on behalf of the AURORA Consortium, explains the synergistic use of atmospheric data from space
debris mitigation

Reigniting Europe’s leadership in debris mitigation efforts

Cenan Al-Ekabi, Research Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explains the growing concern around orbital debris and the need to reignite Europe’s leadership efforts
Microbes

Microbes and the rigour of space flight

William B. Miller, Jr., M.D. argues that without the planning to do so, we have launched microbial life from this planet
Philosophy

Multiverse theories in physics from the vantage point of philosophy

Dr Simon Friederich from University College Groningen sheds light on multiverse theories in physics from the perspective of philosophy
international space station

Space: Reaching out to new heights to benefit mankind

Open Access Government reveals the exciting mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and how the United States aims to reach out to new heights to benefit mankind when it comes to exploring space and beyond
elusive dark matter

Physics: Understanding the elusive dark matter

Richard G. Milner from the Department of Physics and Laboratory for Nuclear Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides an absorbing insight into the search for an understanding of the elusive dark matter, one of the great scientific quests of our age
exploration

Next steps to the Moon: What role for Europe?

Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) sheds light on Europe’s potential to explore the Moon in co-operation with other great world powers.
new space age

Space Industry Act to unlock billions for the UK economy

Government plans to add billions of pounds to the UK economy and create hundreds of high-skilled jobs by unlocking opportunities in the new space age
space agency

£11m of UK Space Agency funds to tackle Southeast Asian challenges

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme has announced plans to solve real world issues such as forest fires, dengue outbreak and illegal fishing across Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines The UK Space Agency will be collaborating with organisations and companies such as Inmarsat, CGI and Earth-i to create...
Digital revolution

Space: An essential sector for Europe at a time of digital revolution

Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores why space is an essential sector for Europe during a time of digital revolution The international space community recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 (October 4th, 1957), humankind’s first step into the...
astronomical sciences

Astronomy and the universe of discovery

Richard F. Green, Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) explores the wonders of astronomy and the universe of discovery In October 2017, telescopes across the globe observed a kilonova radiating from a galaxy 130-million- light-years from Earth. Thousands of scientists saw the event unfold, the explosive...
space programme

Dstl launches £50 million space programme marking the launch of Sputnik

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a 5-year space programme and is partnering with UK companies

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