Space programme of the United Kingdom

2017-07-29T05:51:50+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Ariel 5, Ariel 2, Woomera, South Australia, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Beagle 2, Ariel 1, Prospero (satellite), UK Space Agency, Europa (rocket), The Needles, British National Space Centre, Hinode, Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission, British Interplanetary Society, Akari (satellite), Skylon (spacecraft), Starchaser Industries, Telespazio VEGA UK, UK-DMC, UK-DMC 2, Ariel 4, Ariel 3, Space Innovation and Growth Team, BAe Dynamics, National Space Centre, British National Committee for Space Research, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Bristol Spaceplanes, Woomera Launch Area 5, RAF Spadeadam, Surrey Satellite Technology, Falstaff (rocket), Orba (satellite), Matra Marconi Space, Roy Dommett, Ariel 6, Alan Bond (engineer), De Havilland Propellers, Miranda (satellite), MoonLITE flashcards Space programme of the United Kingdom
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  • Ariel 5
    Ariel 5 was a joint British and American space observatory dedicated to observing the sky in the X-ray band.
  • Ariel 2
    Ariel 2, also known as UK-C, was a British radio astronomy satellite, which was operated by the Science and Engineering Research Council as part of the Ariel programme.
  • Woomera, South Australia
    The simple name, Woomera, generally refers to an iconic Australian 'town' located in South Australia's Far North region, approximately 446 kilometres (277 mi) north of Adelaide, the capital of the State of South Australia.
  • Jodrell Bank Observatory
    The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999; /ˈdʒɒdrəl/) is a British observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester.
  • Beagle 2
    Beagle 2 was a British landing spacecraft that formed part of the European Space Agency's 2003 Mars Express mission.
  • Ariel 1
    Ariel 1 (also known as UK-1 and S-55), was the first British satellite, and the first satellite in the Ariel programme.
  • Prospero (satellite)
    The Prospero satellite, also known as the X-3, was launched by the United Kingdom in 1971.
  • UK Space Agency
    The United Kingdom Space Agency (commonly known as the UK Space Agency or UKSA) is an executive agency of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for the United Kingdom's civil space programme.
  • Europa (rocket)
    The Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), which was the precursor to the European Space Agency and its Ariane family of launchers.
  • The Needles
    The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, UK, close to Alum Bay.
  • British National Space Centre
    (For the centre in Leicester, see National Space Centre.) The British National Space Centre (BNSC) was an agency of the Government of the United Kingdom, organised in 1985, that coordinated civil space activities for the UK.
  • Hinode
    Hinode (/ˈhiːnoʊdeɪ/; Japanese: ひので, IPA: [çinode], Sunrise), formerly Solar-B, is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Solar mission with United States and United Kingdom collaboration.
  • Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission consists of a robotic spacecraft called Swift, which was launched into orbit on November 20, 2004, at 17:16:00 UTC on a Delta II 7320-10C expendable launch vehicle.
  • British Interplanetary Society
    The British Interplanetary Society (BIS), founded in Liverpool in 1933 by Philip E.
  • Akari (satellite)
    Akari (ASTRO-F) is an infrared astronomy satellite developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in cooperation with institutes of Europe and Korea.
  • Skylon (spacecraft)
    Skylon is a design for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane by the British company Reaction Engines Limited (REL), using SABRE, a combined-cycle, air-breathing rocket propulsion system, potentially reusable for 200 flights.
  • Starchaser Industries
    Starchaser Industries is a privately owned company based in the UK whose principal aim is to become a viable business in space tourism.
  • Telespazio VEGA UK
    Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd.
  • UK-DMC
    UK-DMC or UK-DMC 1, also known as BNSCSAT-1, was a British satellite that formed part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC).
  • UK-DMC 2
    UK-DMC 2 is a British Earth imaging satellite which is operated by DMC International Imaging.
  • Ariel 4
    Ariel 4, also known as UK 4, was a British ionospheric research satellite, which was operated by the Science and Engineering Research Council.
  • Ariel 3
    Ariel 3 was the first artificial satellite designed and constructed in the United Kingdom.
  • Space Innovation and Growth Team
    The Space Innovation and Growth Team (also known as the Space IGT) was a joint UK government and industry initiative which defined a 20-year vision and strategy for the future growth of the UK space industry - launched on 10 February 2010 as the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy (IGS).
  • BAe Dynamics
    British Aerospace Dynamics Limited (BADL or BAe Dynamics) was a division of British Aerospace.
  • National Space Centre
    The National Space Centre is one of the United Kingdom's leading visitor attractions that is devoted to space science and astronomy.
  • British National Committee for Space Research
    The British National Committee for Space Research (BNCSR) was Britain's regional membership group of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council
    The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).
  • Bristol Spaceplanes
    Bristol Spaceplanes (BSP) is a British aerospace company based in Bristol, England, who have designed a number of spaceplanes with sub-orbital and orbital capabilities.
  • Woomera Launch Area 5
    Launch Area 5 (LA5) is an operational site at the RAAF Woomera Test Range which forms the primary operational capability of the Woomera Range Complex.
  • RAF Spadeadam
    RAF Spadeadam (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGOM) is a Royal Air Force station in Cumbria, England close to the border with Northumberland.
  • Surrey Satellite Technology
    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, or SSTL, is a spin-off company of the University of Surrey, now majority-owned by Airbus Defence and Space, that builds and operates small satellites.
  • Falstaff (rocket)
    (For other uses, see Falstaff (disambiguation).) Falstaff was a British sounding rocket used during the 1970s as part of the Chevaline programme to improve the penetrability of the Polaris nuclear missile.
  • Orba (satellite)
    Orba, also known as X-2, was intended to be the first satellite launched by a British rocket.
  • Matra Marconi Space
    Matra Marconi Space (MMS) was a Franco-British aerospace company.
  • Roy Dommett
    Roy Leonard Dommett CBE (25 June 1933 – 2 November 2015) was a British engineer and rocket scientist, and the United Kingdom's Chief Missile Scientist, who for many years led the United Kingdom's research and development of both ballistic missiles and space rockets for the delivery of satellites into orbit.
  • Ariel 6
    Ariel 6, also known as Ariel VI and UK-6, was a British satellite launched in 1979 as part of the Ariel programme.
  • Alan Bond (engineer)
    Alan Bond (born 1944) is an English mechanical and aerospace engineer, as well as Managing Director of Reaction Engines Ltd and associated with Project Daedalus, Blue Streak missile, HOTOL, Reaction Engines Skylon and the Reaction Engines A2 hypersonic passenger aircraft.
  • De Havilland Propellers
    de Havilland Propellers was established in 1935, as a division of the de Havilland Aircraft company when that company acquired a license from the Hamilton Standard company of America for the manufacture of variable-pitch propellers at a cost of about £20,000.
  • Miranda (satellite)
    Miranda, also known as X-4, is a British satellite in low Earth orbit.
  • MoonLITE
    The Moon Lightweight Interior and Telecoms Experiment (MoonLITE), is a proposed British space mission to explore the Moon and develop techniques for future space exploration.