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Image caption The antenna terminal will be attached to the station during a spacewalk. The UK's first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) will be delivered on Tuesday. The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that is due to arrive on a Cygnus freighter. Made by MDA UK, the Columbus Ka-band (COLKa) Terminal will enable astronauts to connect with scientists and family on Earth at home broadband speeds. The equipment will be fixed to the exterior of Europe's ISS science module in a few weeks' time. This should improve substantially on current arrangements for radio links. "At the moment, the communications from Columbus go through the Americ... Full story

18 February