Rock and soil samples taken from Mars in the search for life on the Red Planet are to be selected by UK researchers.
European Space Agency
Satellites can be used to successfully identify plastics floating on the surface of the sea, a study has found, with the potential to help ocean clean-ups.
The UK-built Solar Orbiter has successfully sent back its first scientific measurements since being launched into space last week.
The Solar Orbiter – which aims to unlock the secrets of the Sun – is on its way to the star.
The Solar Orbiter is ready for its journey to the Sun where it will orbit the star and study it like “never before”.
European space missions will allow astronomers to observe some of the most violent cosmic events in the universe, researchers say.
The test flight of Boeing’s Starliner capsule is an important step towards the future of space exploration, the UK Space Agency has said.
Satellites aimed at measuring the carbon emissions of specific regions will not be used to police nations, European officials have said.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working towards tackling the issue of space debris with the technological version of a big hug.
The European Space Agency is not working towards any military projects but member states are free to create their own space forces, the ESA’s head has said.
The UK Space Agency has committed £374 million a year to the European space programme.
The head of the UK’s space effort has said the country “stands ready” to play a full part in the European Space Agency (ESA).
Around two-thirds of the satellites orbiting Earth are dead, posing a “very big danger” to the planet, European space ministers have heard.
Putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets, the European Space Agency said.
Astronomers have discovered an ultra-fast star travelling at more than 3.7 million miles per hour.
A European space probe has performed an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a possible collision with another satellite after its operator, private firm SpaceX, said it would not budge.
Experts from both sides of the Atlantic are to meet in Rome next week on a mission to prevent asteroids from crashing into Earth.
The assembly of the ExoMars rover is now complete ahead of its proposed blast-off date next year.
Nasa and the UK Space Agency have signed an agreement that potentially brings a Briton one step closer to walking on the moon.
A methane “burp” on Mars that has divided scientists but could be evidence of life on the Red Planet really was detected by a Nasa rover in 2013, say scientists.
A Paris-based company wants to send a scientific mission to the moon before 2025.
A British-built spacecraft launched on Saturday is now in “cruise mode” as it settles down for a five billion mile trip to Mercury.
Final preparations are under way for the launch of a British-built spacecraft that will travel five billion miles to Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.
Astronomers have discovered fast-moving wandering stars that appear to be invading our galaxy, the Milky Way.
A Nasa telescope has sent back photos of beautiful fluttering auroras at the north pole of Saturn.
A British-built laser satellite has been launched into space on a three-year mission to measure wind speeds.
A British-built laser satellite is set to launch into space on a three-year mission to measure wind speeds.
An iceberg that has drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space.
Astronaut Tim Peake has been reunited with the capsule that brought him back to earth after his six month mission in space.
A space probe supported by the UK Space Agency orbiting Mars has sent back its first images of a Martian crater covered in ice.