The fourth ATV, ATV 4, named "Albert Einstein", which was launched today on an Ariane 5 rocket, carries two plaques that commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). The two plaques will be taken to the International Space Station. It is planned for one to be returned to Earth while it is hoped its twin remains on the ISS permanently.
TechDemoSat-1 whose launch arrangements were announced today by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will be carrying a plaque commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). The Plaque will be mounted on TechDemoSat-1 and then carried into orbit.
Reaction Engines Ltd. , a UK based company, has successfully completed another series of tests of the key component for a new engine, SABRE, that will enable aircraft to fly anywhere on Earth in under 4 hours, or directly into space and back to deliver satellites and other cargo.
ESA report commissioned by UK Space Agency finds "no impediments" to further development of Reaction Engines' SKYLON Spaceplane
On 15th August 2009, this Oxfordshire aerospace company celebrated its 20th anniversary.
This week Airborne Engineering Limited blazed a new trail in British rocketry by moving to facilities at the former Rocket Propulsion Establishment at Westcott.
Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation, has paid a visit to Reaction Engines Ltd (REL) at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.
The SKYLON spaceplane is one step closer to realization thanks to European Space Agency and UK Government support for revolutionary British propulsion technology