A new executive agency will be created to take the UK’s recession-busting space and satellite sector into a new space age, Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson said today.
This new bureaucracy busting agency will replace the British National Space Centre, and bring together for the first time the six Government departments, two research councils, the Technology Strategy Board and the Met Office that currently oversee the organisation of UK space activities to enhance efficiencies.
The Government’s ambitious plans to accelerate growth and jobs within our world-leading space industry were set out in Lord Drayson’s speech at the Rutherford Appleton Space Conference.
Rocketeer comments: Gah, all of this is happening when I'm out of the country, busy, ill, and struggling on flaky hotel wifi... ;__;
Interesting that both this press release and the summary for the SER below mention Skylon specifically. Also wonder what implications this will have for me personally, as I'm working in an STFC-funded position supporting an ESA project.