docubyte Britain In Space
docubyte Britain In Space

Britain In Space

Space Industry & history 1950 – Present

“The US and Russia may get all the glory, but Britain is no slouch at space—something Docubyte has made something of a personal mission to document. The project takes you into the country’s aerospace laboratories, satellite companies, and museums to reveal a thriving industry he’s quite proud of. “I’m absolutely driven to make a series of work that talks about how strong and plucky we are as a space industry,” says the photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Docubyte.

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Plucky, but small. Britain started developing satellites in the 1960s, but always relied upon NASA and the European Space Agency to launch them. The first Briton in space, chemist Helen Sharman, hitched a ride to the Mir space station aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 in 1991. The government created the United Kingdom Space Agency not quite seven years ago to bolster its efforts in space and create jobs. Today, Britain enjoys a $17-billion industry that includes satellite companies and commercial space programs.”

Charley Locke, Wired

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Airbus Space satellite assembly
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Airbus Space satellite assembly
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Airbus Satellite Container
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docubyte Britain In Space
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Airbus Astra Satellite
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Reaction Engines Precooler
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Reaction Engines HTX Test Chamber
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Airborne Engineering Engine Test
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Airborne Engineering STOIC Engine
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Reaction Engines SABRE
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Reaction Engines Advanced Manufacturing
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Bepicolombo
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Qinetic Ion Thruster Chamber
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Shadow Robotics
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Commander Tim Peake
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Bepicolombo
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Helen Sharman Space Suit
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Interim HOTOL
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docubyte Britain In Space Prospero 1971, Britain's first satellite to have been launched on a British rocket
Prospero 1971, Britain's first satellite to have been launched on a British rocket
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Rolls Royce RZ2 Engine
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