Tag Archives: space

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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New Horizons: The Historic flyby of Ultima Thule

The American space agency’s New Horizons probe remains on course for its daring flyby of Ultima Thule between 29 December 2018 and 4 January 2019. When the mission sweeps past the 30km wide object on New Year’s Day, it will be making the most distant ever visit to a Solar System …

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KELLER in space

On 22 September 2018, a Japanese H-IIB rocket launched the HTV supply vessel containing the ACLS (Advanced Closed Loop System) module destined for the International Space Station (ISS). The ACLS is tasked with “recycling” CO2 from the air in the spacecraft and generating fresh oxygen for the crew by means …

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The Planck satellite led to a group of Finnish researchers winning the respected Gruber prize

Finnish researchers are now among the world’s best known cosmologists and astronomers thanks to the 2018 Gruber prize awarded to the ESA’s Planck consortium. Among the recipients of the prize are VTT Senior Scientist Jussi Varis and the CEO of JoyHaptics Ltd, Jussi Tuovinen, who also has a background at …

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