Oxford MailSpace mission lift-off (From Oxford Mail)

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

Space mission lift-off

Oxford Mail: Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

COUNTY space scientists have helped launch two satellites that are now sending back information on asteroids.

The satellites were launched last week by scientists based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell to gather data including temperature and surface detail.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council project is expected to see pupils from up to 200 schools help analyse data for patterns.

See a video at youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=QSmbVhkZCRU

  • Our top stories

Man who died in attempted Covered Market jewellery store robbery was obese, inquest hears

Oxford Mail:

7:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

CLINT Townsend, who tried to rob a jewellery story in Oxford’s Covered Market, was medically obese when he died, his inquest has heard.

Connor Tremble trial: Court told co-defendant called Blencowe an 'idiot' after arrest

Oxford Mail:

4:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A JURY has heard how one of Will Blencowe's co-defendants described him as an "idiot" after he was arrested.

Man who died attempting to rob Covered Market jewellers was prone on floor when police arrived, inquest hears

Oxford Mail:

1:51pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO police officers have spoken of when they arrested robber Clint Townsend.

Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE commuters are set to pay more for train tickets after rail operators discovered how much they could increase rail prices today.

Morris eyeing Oxford United revival

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Carlton Morris is confident Oxford United will show they are quick learners as they attempt to get off the mark in Sky Bet League Two at Morecambe tonight.

The day man tackled jewel robber

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE manager of an Oxford jewellery shop has described how he was “terrified” as he tackled a robber to the ground.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:14pm Mon 14 Jul 14

LukeDuke says...

You'd think there'd be a less destructive way for them to send back the data rather than on asteroids... (I'll get me coat)
You'd think there'd be a less destructive way for them to send back the data rather than on asteroids... (I'll get me coat) LukeDuke
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Mon 14 Jul 14

King Joke says...

If they're having trouble with asteroids I'd recommend Preparation H.
If they're having trouble with asteroids I'd recommend Preparation H. King Joke
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree