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BBC Science Correspondent

Luxembourg to support space mining

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would make it possible and may even invest directly in some companies.
Feb 03, 2016

You know Luxembourg can't get into the asteroid mining business without also employing space mercenaries bbc.com/news/science-e…

Luxembourg to support space mining

bbc.co.uk — The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would make it possible and may even invest directly in some companies.

Bloodhound land speed record bid delayed until 2017

bbc.co.uk — The British-led bid to break the world land speed record has been put back again, to 2017. The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car was supposed to go racing later this year, to try to raise the current mark of 763mph (1,228km/h) to over 800mph.

MoD to buy high-flying solar planes

bbc.co.uk — The UK Ministry of Defence is going to acquire some high-altitude "eternal planes". The unmanned, solar-powered aircraft, known as Zephyrs, fly above the jet streams and will stay aloft for months on end. Designed and built in Britain, the vehicles will carry small payloads that might consist of reconnaissance cameras or communications equipment.

Lift-off for Europe's space laser network

bbc.co.uk — Europe has begun to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that has just launched from Kazakhstan. It will use a laser to gather pictures of the planet taken by other spacecraft and then relay them to the ground.

James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018. Engineers are about to complete the assembly of the primary mirror surface on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

bbc.co.uk — The design for Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket has been settled and development will now move on apace, say officials. The launcher is due to be introduced in 2020 and long-term will replace the Ariane 5 and Soyuz vehicles that currently operate out of French Guiana.

Intelsat rolls out Epic next-gen satellite system

bbc.co.uk — Commercial satellite giant, Intelsat, has launched the first of its new Epic telecommunications spacecraft. The high-throughput platform should provide customers with superior connections at a lower cost. Designated Intelsat 29e, it will sit at 50 degrees west, and deliver services to the Americas and the North Atlantic aeroplane and shipping routes.

Death Valley fish a 'recent arrival'

bbc.co.uk — One of the most extraordinary fish species in world may not be as old as once thought. The Devils Hole pupfish survive in 32-degree Celsius water in a rock shaft in Death Valley in the US. Previous studies suggested they could have become separated as a distinct population more than 10,000 years ago.

James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

bbc.co.uk — The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018. Engineers are about to complete the assembly of the primary mirror surface on the James Webb Space Telescope. They are also winding up the final deep-chill calibration tests on the observatory's four instruments.
Jan 26, 2016

Down from 9 to 8 months of programme reserve, but JWST's last big instrument cryo-vac test couldn't have gone better bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

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Feb 05, 2016

@tamerajones @jjbw Apologies, some of us just think these creatures are amazing and unfairly maligned.

Feb 05, 2016

@LenFisherScienc @jjbw Bloomin' marvellous he looks, too. Does Delia have any recipes. :-0

Feb 04, 2016

@tlaustin @SpaceTelescope If you're interested in the high redshift stuff, then Jimmy is every bit a successor. But, yes, much else as well.

Feb 04, 2016

@avaragado Best long read out there currently on Jimmy Webb is by my mate @LeeBillings scientificamerican.com/article/mirror… Well worth the time.

Feb 04, 2016

@avaragado Big optical test to be done this time next year in the monster Apollo thermal vacuum chamber - mirror and instruments combined.

Feb 04, 2016

Oh, thing of beauty. The primary mirror of Jimmy Webb (the successor to Hubble) is built. pic.twitter.com/pxMwKGRyil


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