[amsat-bb] New UK Space Agency announced

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 23 16:32:14 PDT 2010

 Hi All,

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


Graham G3VZV 

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