UK industry will design a future Mars rover and benefit from a new commercial model for space exploration, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today on a visit, along with ESA astronaut Tim Peake, to the Harwell Space Cluster in Oxfordshire.
Seven student teams consisting of over 60 participants from across the UK reached the final stage of the Lunar Rover Competition, which saw them design, construct and test a lunar rover over a period of 9 months before testing them in the technical facilities at RAL Space.
A successful business incubation programme for space tech start-ups is to be rolled out nationally, to encourage the growth of new space clusters in the North West and Scotland and strengthen local economies.
Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research.
The world's first green energy storage demonstrator is now live in the UK and has brought carbon-free fuel, that can be stored or transported for later use, a step closer.
Two North West start-ups will bring their healthcare products to market more quickly, as winners of a six month R&D and business support package at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory.
UK astronomers funded by STFC have been part of the team that used the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, to make the most precise test yet of Einstein's general theory of relativity outside the Milky Way.
In a unanimous decision, the Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the eleventh Member of the SKA Organisation.
New UK research studying the vibrational properties of matter, or phonons, at the nanoscale, could bring transformational advances in the design and development of a new generation of advanced materials, such as thermoelectrics, among many others.
STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson has opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment.
Last updated: 03 July 2019