Brexit may force the U.K. to renegotiate access to the Galileo navigation system. Credit: ESA artist's concept
Galileo, Europe’s constellation of positioning, navigation and timing satellites, currently consists of 22 spacecraft with four more launching this year. Credit: ESA
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The Sentinel-2B satellite launched in March 2017 is part of Europe’s Copernicus system of Earth-observation satellites. Credit: Airbus
U.K. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier speaks during a November 2016 media event for Invincible Shield, an interoperability exchange at Osan Air Base, South Korea. (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Dillian Bamman)
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Speaking at the Sentinel 5P launch event in was Jo Johnson, the UK’s minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation. Johnson tried to reassure those in attendance that Sentinel 5P is not the UK’s final contribution to large EU-funded space projects such as Copernicus, Galileo and the Space Surveillance and Tracking program (SST). Credit: Twitter/@JoJohnsonUK
Craig Clark, founder and CEO of Scotland’s Clyde Space Ltd., gives an interview during the 2015 UK Space Conference. Credit: Imperative Space/SpaceNews
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