UK Space Agency
The first stones of ESA’s new establishment in the UK were laid in a ceremony today by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, UK Minister of Universities and Science David Willets and the first ESA Director General, Roy Gibson.
The UK space sector has set out a plan to deliver new jobs and growth for the sector, with a goal of growing the UK share of the global space market to capture 8% by 2020.
Registration for the Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut 2014 programme is now open!
Budding young astronauts aged 8 to 12 from across the UK are invited to take part in this international challenge and undertake activities focusing on fitness and nutrition.
Astrium selected by ESA to supply instruments for the MetOp Second Generation series of satellites (MetOp-SG).
Contract worth up to €155.5 million, awarded to Astrium in the UK. The satellites will be operated by EUMETSAT.
The EU’s next seven year Research and Innovation Programme starts on 1 January 2014.
The first call for proposals under the €1.5 billion budget allocated to space will open on 11 December, but “pre-publication” versions are already available and can be found on the Commission’s website.
Across Europe, more student teams than ever before are drawing up their plans for launching CanSats.
These tiny ‘satellites’ fit into a drinks can yet perform a scientific ‘mission’ when launched from a small rocket.
The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space. The UK's thriving space sector contributes £9.1 billion a year to the UK economy and directly employs 28.900 with an average growth rate of almost 7.5%. The Agency provides funding for a range of programmes via programmes such as the National Space Technology Programme and FP7 and works closely with national and international academic, education and community partners.
Outer Space Act Licensing
The OSA 1986 is the legal basis for the regulation of activities in outer space carried out by organisations or individuals established in the UK or one of its Overseas Territories or Crown Dependencies. Download the government response (PDF, 181 Kb) to the consultation.
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10 Dec 2013