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UK Space Agency

Welcome to the UK Space Agency website. The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space.

On 23 March, the Science Minister, Lord Drayson announced the launch of a new executive agency to replace the British National Space Centre and to bring all UK civil space activities under one single management. View regular updates on the transition process.

This site explains what we do and how it affects you. Sections of the website are still under development during this period of transition, so please bear with us and help to spread the message that the UK has a Space Agency.

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News and Events

News and Events

New space agency and new international space centre for UK

The UK Space Agency will manage UK civil space activities and key Government budgets for space. This will start with the ESA subscriptions currently funded by NERC, STFC and TSB and key Government..  

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Industry

Industry

EADS Astrium

EADS Astrium, a subsidiary of EADS SPACE, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of satellite systems. In the late 1990s, the company was awarded a research grant for £7m to build and..  

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Learning Zone

Learning Zone

Light and dark

Welcome! Today, we will investigate light and dark. There are many differences between day and night. How many can you spot?