UK Civil Space Strategy
The UK Civil Space Strategy (2012 - 2016) was published on 10 July 2012. Space is of increasing importance in our everyday lives and offers growing opportunities in science and industry and in the development of skills and innovation. The strategy focuses on the evolving global space scene and sets down clear strategic aims and ambitious objectives to strengthen the UK's prominent position in a growing and important field.
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Find out what the UK has achieved in the area of civil space activities over the past 12 months and what is planned for the coming year. Read about advances in space science, Earth observation, satellite navigation and telecommunications plus the Agency's international collaborations, UK industry activities and the role of space activities in education and skills.
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UK Space Industry
The British space industry has grown by nearly eight per cent through the recession and is now worth over £7.5 billion to the economy. Reports in this section highlight how the space industry has grown over recent years against the backdrop of difficult economic conditions.
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National Space Programmes
Since becoming fully operational in April 2011 the UK Space Agency is delivering a set of national space programmes which complement our investments in the European Space Agency and European Commission projects.
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Corporate Plan 2012
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This Corporate Plan sets out the way that the Agency will deliver on its space objectives in response to the overall objectives of the coalition government’s agenda. Developing and maintaining good policy advice to Ministers will remain a key role for the agency, alongside good programme management. In 2011/12, the Agency’s first year of operations, the successful management of our budget and programme objectives is a tribute to the efforts of all the Agency staff.