Raytheon announced July 18 it intends to acquire Northern Space and Security, or NORSS, a UK startup that specializes in space domain awareness.
The United Kingdom's new space strategy released Feb. 1 emphasizes the role of the private space industry in developing capabilities for the military and fueling economic growth
UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway remembers Peake’s Dec. 15, 2015 mission to the ISS as a turning point for British space exploration.
U.K. military official: “Here we have a sector in which we excel, which is daily growing more central to everyone’s lives, but is vulnerable to attack."
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data."
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year.
The Oct. 13 launch of the air-pollution-monitoring satellite Sentinel 5P was a bittersweet moment for the UK space sector.