Scientists in Hertfordshire are expecting to watch the launch of one of their satellites into space this morning. The SES-6 is a multipurpose satellite built by Astrium in Stevenage.
It's being launched from Kazakhstan but the satellite's makers will be able to watch its lift-off from big screens in the Astrium staff restaurant. The satellite is expected to help expand cable channel growth in Latin America.
Olivia Paterson reports on the development of a space harpoon to get rid of orbiting space junk.
This Astrium animation shows how the space harpoon might work.
Scientists at Astrium in Stevenage test fire the space harpoon.
A multi million pound military satellite designed and built in Hertfordshire has been successfully launched in South America.
Skynet 5 is a high-tech communication satellite manufactured by Astrium in Stevenage. It took off from a French based launch-pad in French Guiana.
It will orbit the earth at speeds of more than six thousand miles an hour.
A rocket has blasted off from Kazakhstan carrying a sophisticated weather satellite built in the Anglia region. Stevenage-based Astrium designed and built the spacecraft for the European Space Agency.
It will orbit the polar region to help scientists create more accurate weather forecasts and monitor the earth's climate.