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Sun explorer spacecraft leaves for launch site
18 October 2019
Sun explorer spacecraft leaves for launch site

The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft is preparing to leave the test facility in Germany to head for its launch site in the USA. UK scientists, including those from RAL Space, were instrumental in proposing the mission to ESA. The UK Space Agency funded the development of two out of the 10 scientific instruments on board the spacecraft, and contributed to a further two.

New STFC brand launched as part of unified UKRI identity
10 October 2019
New STFC brand launched as part of unified UKRI identity
Congratulations to astronomy and cosmology trio for Nobel Prize for Physics
08 October 2019
Congratulations to astronomy and cosmology trio for Nobel Prize for Physics

STFC’s astronomy community congratulates the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

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