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9th July 2024

Darwin features in ESA Space for Automotive report

Darwin features in ESA Space for Automotive report

In June, the European Space Agency (ESA) published the report ‘Space for Automotive: Use Cases and Market Opportunities’. This report looks at how modern technology is transforming the automotive industry, and at the role the space industry can play. In particular, the report talks about the importance of reliable connectivity for modern vehicles, especially self-driving vehicles.

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25th June 2024

One small step: the Apollo 11 moon landing

One small step: the Apollo 11 moon landing

As the first time humans walked on the moon, Apollo 11 is the Apollo mission you’ll hear most people talking about. In today’s post we’ll take a look at how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made it to the moon’s surface, and at what stayed behind when they left.

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12th June 2024

Apollo 9 and Apollo 10: preparing for landing

Apollo 9 and Apollo 10: preparing for landing

Our Apollo article series is getting closer to humanity’s first steps on the moon, taken during Apollo 11. Before that, though, we’re going to take a look at Apollo 9 and Apollo 10. These crewed missions tested the spacecraft’s lunar module, making sure that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would be able to land safely on the moon’s surface a few months later.

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23rd May 2024

Apollo 7 and Apollo 8: approaching the moon

Apollo 7 and Apollo 8: approaching the moon

We kicked off our series of Apollo articles with a general introduction to the Apollo moon missions and a look at the Apollo spacecraft. Before we get to the moon landings, we’re going to take a look at the earlier crewed missions that made the landings possible. In this article, we’re reflecting on Apollo 7 and Apollo 8, the first crewed Apollo missions to make it into space.

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10th April 2024

Darwin attends launch of UK Autonomous and Connected Earth network

Darwin attends launch of UK Autonomous and Connected Earth network

On 27 March, the Satellite Applications Catapult launched the UK Autonomous and Connected Earth (UK-ACE) Connected Capability Network (CCN). Darwin was delighted to attend the kick-off, which took place at the Catapult’s headquarters at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.

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