Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmountable'

Posted in Business on 17th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

It's more than 40 years since Britain abandoned its own launch capability, cancelling the Black Arrow programme just as it successfully lofted the Prospero satellite.

Scotland could be base for spaceport, says UK government

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scotland could host the UK's first dedicated base for spaceplanes, according to new government plans.

Skylon 'spaceplane economics stack up'

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2014
by Alex Muller

It appears a feasible proposition, economically. That is the conclusion of a study that considered a European launch service based on a Skylon re-usable spaceplane.

DARPA's XS-1 hypersonic spaceplane to fly by 2017

Posted in Hardware on 13th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

The XS-1 (short for eXperimental Spaceplane) will be capable of multiple return flights to space, deploying satellites and the like at least 10 times a year.