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The UK government has invested £30m into developing energy-efficient supercomputer software to meet big data challenges.
The ESA has detailed how its engineers design a processor that can operate within the high radiation environment of space.
A European mission to measure changing polar ice levels is more useful than scientists planned. The ESA has now started to use the CryoSat satellite's highly accurate altimeter to measure coastal sea levels, inland water bodies and even land surfaces.
The self-confessed hacker will not now face legal action in the UK following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, but the US extradition warrant remains open.
Britain is to take its first steps in manned space exploration as part of a massive billion-pound boost, following ESA negotiations over investment and funding. "Space is big," says minister David Willetts.
The European Space Agency is meeting in Italy to decide on its goals for the future, with the UK looking to use increased funding for the ESA to boost its own space industry.
Eutelsat 21B, which went up from French Guiana on the Ariane 5 rocket on Saturday, is expected to offers 50 percent more capacity than the 21A satellite it replaces.
NASA and the European Space Agency have successfully tested something called the Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol, which they hope will provide internet-like communications in space. They did so by controlling a Lego robot in Germany from the International Space Station.
Home secretary Theresa May has withdrawn the extradition order for Gary McKinnon, wanted in the US on charges of hacking into NASA and military systems, on human rights grounds.
After a 10-year legal battle, home secretary Theresa May will reveal whether the UK will send Gary McKinnon to the US to face court charges over hacking NASA and military computers.
The third and fourth satellites in Europe's Galileo constellation, a civilian-controlled alternative to the US's GPS, are scheduled for take-off on Friday from a French Guiana spaceport.
After a successful test earlier this year, Elon Musk's private venture has begun the first of a dozen planned missions to supply and return cargo from the International Space Station.
The US Air Force's $3.5bn Space Fence surveillance system is designed to detect satellites and debris in low Earth orbit, and its first radar station will be based in the Marshall Islands.
The Mars rover has made its first significant finding, providing geological evidence of a water stream flowing, once upon a time, on the Red Planet.
NASA has released the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), the deepest-ever shot of the universe, composed of 10 years of photos from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Recent discoveries of exoplanets by NASA's Kepler project and other research indicates that we may soon find habitable planets orbiting nearby stars.
The more you study solar flares and asteroids, the more you want to run for cover. A large asteroid is giving Earth, a close but comfortable encounter.
A swarm of possibly even tens of millions of pieces of space junk is currently circling the earth including a 6.5 ton piece that is poised to fall soon. Check out the space junkyard.
NASA's latest moon explorer sends back photos of what Apollo astronauts left behind on the lunar surface.
NASA is attempting to fill the skies with quieter, faster, more fuel efficient, and carbonless aircraft.
Several observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show evidence of water flowing during the warmest months on the Red Planet.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is settling into orbit around the asteroid Vesta - more than 114 million miles from Earth.
NASA's projected landing area for Curiosity is in a large crater at the foot of a layered mountain.
UPDATE - NASA released the first image of Vesta taken by the Dawn spacecraft after it entered into orbit around the planetoid which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
NASA declares the mission of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter a success after beaming back lunar images and measurements in sharper detail than ever before.
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has now been orbiting Mercury for three months and has given us a new perspective on the first planet from the sun.
NASA finally pulled the plug on one of the greatest Mars explorers, the rover Spirit. Here's a look at some of the things it found during its life on the Red Planet.
The Galileo spacecraft was sent hurtling into the crushing atmosphere of Jupiter in 2003 but scientists are still making discoveries from the data it sent back.
On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard was shot to an altitude of 116 miles above Earth becoming the first American in space.
The space shuttle Discovery rocketed into Earth's orbit Thursday with a different kind of passenger that isn't human.