27 September 2021
by Gareth Jennings
Reflecting the rising significance of the area area to the UK, as illustrated right here with a rendering of the Airbus Skynet satellite tv for pc communications system, the nation has launched its long-awaited National Space Strategy. (Airbus)
The United Kingdom launched its long-awaited National Space Strategy on 27 September.
The 42-page doc, which had been initially due for launch in 2018 however which was delayed for undisclosed causes, goals to convey collectively “the UK's strengths in science and technology, defence, regulation, and diplomacy to pursue a bold national vision”.
This first ever National Space Strategy identifies 5 targets, in addition to the actions that authorities, academia and trade might want to take to attain them. “The prime minister has called for the UK to become a meaningful actor in space, and for the first time this strategy brings together our civil and defence activities into one integrated approach to achieve this ambition. Our partners in the space ecosystem will be vital to delivering this strategy, and we have asked the UK Space Agency and UK Space Command to work together to deliver on these goals,” it states.
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