U.K. Space Agency
The U.K. sees satellite servicing, debris removal and orbital sustainability as an opportunity to emerge as a major global space power.
After years of efforts within the British government, and lobbying by the country’s space industry, the U.K. is taking steps to get back in the launch business.
The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry.
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites.
The U.K. Space Industry Act, passed last month, aims to "future-proof" the country’s space sector as it faces the challenging Brexit period while striving to become a major global space player.