Is space-based solar the answer to net zero?

A new report has been published claiming that solar power generated off our planet could now be affordable and feasible – could it become a crucial element in the UK’s net zero journey?

‘Climate change is making the Earth darker’

A new study has found that clouds are reflecting less sunlight as the oceans warm, pushing more energy into the planet’s climate system

Satellites launched to fight climate change

The UK Space Agency has provided £15m to UK-based companies to develop satellites that tackle climate change and protect wildlife

Honda and JAXA team up for renewable energy system for space

The ‘circulative renewable energy system’ would provide oxygen, hydrogen and electricity to human outposts for an extended period of time

New £7.35m fund to support small satellite launch from Cornwall

Access to space is a vital tool for global efforts to tackle climate change

Met Office granted £20m to improve severe space weather forecast

Space weather, such as flares or winds from the Sun’s surface or geomagnetic storms, can damage British satellites and cause power disruptions

UK joins international research centre to tackle climate change

UK Science and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore signed the agreement with Portuguese Science Minister Manuel Heito to become a full member of the Atlantic International Research Centre

Space tech returns to Earth to fight air pollution exposure in hospitals

A patient-centred app will use space data combined with AI to deliver personalised, disease-specific exercise advice with pollution warnings within 10 metres

Technologies developed for space have a future on Earth

Cross-sector collaboration at a UK technology hub is paving the way for innovation

‘Journey to Mars will change how we live on Earth’

Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp thinks it will help people appreciate Earth more and introduce useful new technologies