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The Times: Solar blast could knock out the power grid – and your computer

A new risk analysis paper assessing the socioeconomic impacts of space weather to the UK co-authored by Dr Edward Oughton, Research Associate at Centre for Risk Studies, is featured in The Times. “We find that for a one-in-100-year event, with…

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Nikita Chiu on space debris, satellites and public education about space sustainability

Dr Nikita Chiu, a 2016 alumna of the MPhil in Technology Policy programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, worries about an improbable – but potentially catastrophic – scenario: a major orbital collision such as a satellite colliding with space debris.…

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Space junk orbiting around earth - Conceptual of pollution around our planet (Texture map for 3D furnished by NASA

Driving growth in the UK space sector

The Satellite Applications Catapult names first two sponsorship recipients for the SME Growth Challenge at Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre. The Satellite Applications Catapult, an innovation and technology company focusing on the exploitation of satellite data and technology, awarded its first…

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Driving growth in the UK space sector

Severe space weather

The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could total more than $40 billion, with more than half the loss occurring outside the blackout zone, says new study. The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts…

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Out of this world

Astro Pi reaches the International Space Station. Christmas has arrived early this year for the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the station on Wednesday 9 December, carrying food and water supplies, Christmas presents…

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