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14 October 2019

New £1 million grant to study space weather

Open University researchers have received £1 million from the UK Space Agency to contribute to the design of new sensors to study space weather. A team of researchers in the OU’s Centre for Electronic Imaging, led by Dr Matthew Soman, Space...

25 September 2019

£20 million project to tackle space weather

SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) is a £20 million, four-year programme that will look to improve the UK's capabilities for space weather monitoring and prediction. Link to the news on RAL Space's website

25 September 2019

UK scientists set to work with NASA on a new mission to study the Sun

UK space scientists are working alongside NASA to build a four-spacecraft mission aimed at revolutionising our understanding of the Sun’s atmosphere and how it affects the rest of our solar system. Link to the news article on RAL Space's website

18 September 2019

Comet Interceptor: ESA selects new mission to an ancient world

The Comet Interceptor space mission led by UCL has been selected as the first €150M mission for the European Space Agency’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme, intended to launch in 2028 with the UCL-led ARIEL mission....

17 September 2019

Numbers for Space Masters Increase Again

Numbers starting the Astronautics and Space Engineering Masters have risen again. There are now 90 – 100 new students in the new intake, and it is the biggest course in Cranfield, growing year on year with 70-80% of the students coming from...

17 September 2019

Big Boost in Research Funding for Astrobiology

OU receives £6.7 million to expand Astrobiology research https://ounews.co/science-mct/space/ou-receives-6-7-million-to-expand-astrobiology-research/