Airbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has flown for nearly 26 days

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

It will offer local satellite-like services and runs on solar power. It flies in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet.

Big harpoon is 'solution to space junk'

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

Airbus is testing a big harpoon to snare rogue or redundant satellites and pull them out of the sky.

First high speed laser communication satellite set for launch

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The system will deliver data from satellites, aircraft, and space stations, allowing for faster communications in the event of a crisis.

Inmarsat places big contract with Airbus for new constellation satellites

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Inmarsat, the British satellite telecommunications company, has awarded the contract to build its next-generation constellation to Airbus.

UK to develop Quantum 'universal' satellite

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

To be called Quantum and built in the UK, the 3.5-tonne spacecraft will break new ground by being totally reconfigurable in orbit.