UK Space Agency Cleared for Launch




The UK has inaugurated its official Space Agency (UKSA) to replace the British National Space Centre at an annual budget of £230million. At the public launch in London, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and Science Minister Lord Drayson revealed the remit of the new agency, which will take over management of UK interests in the European Union’s Satellite Centre Earth observation imagery analysis provider from the Ministry of Defence, declaring the UKSA as the clear decision-maker w...
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