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Rolls-Royce eyes nuclear-powered mining on the Moon!

The British engineering giant is reportedly planning to develop a micro-nuclear reactor that could be built on the Moon or even Mars

World EV Day: Government launches app to encourage switch to cleaner vehicles

The ‘EV8 Switch’ free app calculates how much money drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle

New £3.9m boost for ‘greener’ space exploration

The funding will support advanced propulsion technology that promises to change the future of air and space travel

Out of this world! Satellites launch 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

‘Cheaper and greener’ rocket testing as new national facility unveiled

New types of more sustainable propellants, such as Hydrogen Peroxide and Liquid Oxygen which are more environmentally friendly in sourcing, storage and combustion, can be tested

ET go home via Cornwall!

Spaceports in Cornwall, Scotland and Wales could start operations from next summer

UN and UK launch mission to clear up space junk

Space debris can be a hazard to active satellites and spacecraft

UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce join forces to develop nuclear-powered spacecraft engine

The technology is predicted to halve the projected duration of journeys to Mars to up to four months

UK launches research into space-based solar power station

The space-based solar power systems would use very large solar satellites to collect renewable energy, convert it into radio waves and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electric grid

Scientists develop device that uses bacteria to mine rocks on Mars and the Moon

Researchers found using microbes to recover metals and minerals could be possible in all gravity conditions