UK Space Agency
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.
From the tiniest fraction of a second after the Big Bang to the evolution of stars and galaxies over 13.8 billion years, Europe’s Planck space telescope has provided new insight into the history of our Universe.
Planck was launched in 2009 and spent 4.5 years scanning the sky to study the evolution of cosmic matter over time.
Preparations for Friday’s launch of Europe’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone.
The constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.
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. View the latest consultation update.
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- Image of the week: Grooves and ridges http://t.co/Xmn3z0pJBn
2 Dec 2013
- Draft proposals for the 2014 EU Horizon 2020 research calls in the space sector published with indicative budgets http://t.co/1bl8S3rTwL
2 Dec 2013
- @wuuzen Close, but no cigar!
2 Dec 2013