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UKSA

Overview

We are responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, we are responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. We lead the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.

We work to: - co-ordinate UK civil space activity - encourage academic research - support the UK space industry - raise the profile of UK space activities at home and abroad - increase understanding of space science and its practical benefits - inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers - licence the launch and operation of UK spacecraft promote co-operation and participation in the European Space programme