Spies in the skies

Posted by on March 29, 2024 at 11:30 am

“Spies in the skies” wasn’t actually the title of the talk given by HEO’s Toby Harris and Hannah Dawe at the Royal Aeronautical Society this week, but it was all I could think about afterwards. HEO’s stated goal is to “image anything in the solar system, on demand” (though on further questioning it became clear […]

Filling the gaps in the UK space sector

Posted by on February 29, 2024 at 3:46 pm

I often hear hiring managers complaining that there aren’t enough software developers, or people with the skillsets they are looking for, and this is certainly the case in the space sector. The UK Space Agency has now launched some new funding for training programmes they hope will address the needs of the sector and encourage […]

Astrobotic: Peregrine Mission 1

Posted by on January 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm
PM-1 mission patch balanced on a 3D printed Moon lamp

Astrobotic is an American commercial space company with its headquarters in Pittsburgh. It was originally formed to compete in the Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP) – an international competition to send a commercial lander to the Moon, land, deploy a rover that could drive 500m and send high-quality video back from the Moon. The competition officially […]

2024 blasts off in style

Posted by on January 21, 2024 at 1:18 pm

What an exciting start to 2024 we’ve had! The maiden flight of ULA’s Vulcan-Centaur rocket, an American commercial company launching its first mission, delays to the Artemis programme, a commercial crew heading to the space station, and now Japan has become the fifth nation to soft-land on the Moon. It’s a lot to get your […]