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UK space sector - key driver of economic growth


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he Space Leadership Council has set out actions to boost the UK space industry and achieve outcomes of the Government.

"The sector has committed an enormous amount of time and effort into delivering this Strategy and I thank the 200 or so people and organisations that have come together in the UK to make this publication today a reality," said Sir Keith ONions, Chairman of the National Space Technology Strategy Group who produced the strategy. "We have always said that this is a living strategy and we will update this on a regular basis. In the meantime, I look forward to this strategy being nationally owned and implemented because doing so is going to be critical to achieving the growth in the sector to which we all aspire."

"The UKs space sector is a key driver of economic growth and is increasing rapidly each year," said David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science and Space Leadership Council co-chair. "In the Governments Plan for Growth we committed to removing the regulatory barriers to further growth and announced a £10 million investment to start a national technology programme with industry."

"Todays strategy is an excellent example of the value of working closely with industry and I am confident it will provide our space sector with the advice and guidance it needs to truly flourish."

The National Space Technology Strategy is the result of a six-month process, working with all areas of the space sector and taking a range of views and expertise onboard. A series of roadmaps were then produced, giving industry the clear, actionable guidance needed to drive innovation and increase market share in areas such as telecommunications, sensing, exploration and access to space.

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