UK Space Agency
Former Apache helicopter pilot Tim Peake is to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, making him the first UK astronaut in space for over 20 years.
The Sun and our neighbouring planet Mars are two destinations that the UK and US will be exploring together in the coming years.
Observations from the Herschel Space Observatory have shown that galaxies in the early Universe were cooler than those we see around us today.
This indicates that early galaxies were more bloated, containing more dust, distributed over larger regions.
The UK Space Agency and its Earth Observation Advisory Committee are hosting an Earth Observation Town Meeting.
The UK is set to take part in a European space mission to map and monitor the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the world’s forests.
The new mission will provide information essential to our understanding of the role of forests in Earth’s carbon cycle and in climate change.
The European Commission has launched a public questionnaire on how to maximise the market uptake of the EU's satellite navigation systems Galileo and EGNOS.
The Commission is seeking views on these proposals by 14 July 2014.
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.
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The European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) uses space to enhance and support STEM teaching and learning in the UK.
Book now for the UK Space Conference 2013, held on 16-17 July at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow.