Although Europe’s Space Rider reusable space plane is three years or so from its debut, the European Space Agency is already making plans to privatize the unmanned orbital vehicle.
Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union's Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished constellation's next batch of spacecraft will be orbited.
The U.K. government is laying the groundwork for its first spaceport in anticipation of a growing space tourism demand and a growing space plane industry by 2030, according to a new timetable.
Swiss Space Systems plans to launch a new private space plane carrying the space junk-cleaning satellite CleanSpace One by 2018, and the launch just might lift off from North America.
Astronaut Tim Peake will be the first British astronaut in space for the United Kingdom in 20 years.
The European Space Agency has a packed year ahead to work on NASA's new Orion spaceship and its own rockets.