[amsat-bb] New UK Space Agency announced
g.shirville at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 23 16:32:14 PDT 2010
At a Conference in London held today, it was announced that April 1st 2010
is to be the "launch" date for the establishment of the United Kingdom Space
Agency. This will take over responsibility for space from the previous
voluntary partnerships of Government Departments and research councils, the
British National Space Centre.
It is reported that the new agency will bring these together "under one
roof". It will also include the Technology Strategy Board and the Met
In addition to this announcement, the UK Government has stated that £24m
will be invested into The International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) at
Harwell which is also the site of the new ESA technical facility.
Lets hope the new Agency looks kindly towards UK cubesat projects like
For more details see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8579270.stm
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