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UK National Space Programme Update

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Slides from Space.EU conference, Feb 2012. Presented by Catherine Mealing-Jones, director, UK Space Agency.

Slides from Space.EU conference, Feb 2012. Presented by Catherine Mealing-Jones, director, UK Space Agency.

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  • 1. UK – National Programme Update Space EU Catherine Mealing-JonesFebruary 2012 Director, UK Space Agency
  • 2. UK Key Messages1. The UK Space Scene has changed – architecture and attitude2. Strategic focus on capturing growth opportunities and potential underpins the overall strategy3. UK Space Agency will drive that strategy and harness ambition for the sector Aim to set the picture for the opportunities available and how to engage with them.
  • 3. An evolving UK space sector Formation of UK Space Agency 2011 Industry-led strategy to grow the sector over 20 years (‘Space IGS’)  Goal to win 10% of £400B global market by 2030 Establishment of an ESA presence in the UK Creation of the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell: May 2011 Satellite Applications Catapult Centre: Announced January open Autumn 2012 Civil Space Strategy & HMG Growth Reviews2012 – Proposed revised refocused strategy...
  • 4. UK StrategyTo lead and sustain the growth of the UK space sector
  • 5. Policy and Programme Priorities • Telecoms and navigation• National • New applications space policy for Government• European and business space policy • Exploit investment• Global in Galileo partnerships• Technology• Education, Skills & Outreach • ESA exploration & science missions • Commercial exploitation • robotic exploration for and deliver policy from EO science , technology and data & analysis inspiration • Exploit Global Monitoring • UK in a global framework for Environment and Security (GMES)
  • 6. Growth: the key to the UK Space sector 8,000 Upstream Downstream 7,043 7,000 Real Space Turnover (£m, 2008/09 prices) 6,581 5,962 6,000 5,307 4,839 5,000 4,541 4,374 4,110 3,790 4,000 3,464 2,924 3,000 2,000 877 995 930 950 840 1,000 565 548 620 603 785 803 0 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10e 9% growth per annum for a decadeSource: The Size and Health of the UK Space Industry’ (November 2010), Oxford Economics
  • 7. UK StrengthsBoth upstream and downstream• Telecoms, broadcast and navigation,• World-class science and research• Small and larger satellite manufacturing• Earth observation• Finance and insurance• Software design and systems integration ..... And much more
  • 8. New and growing areas• Growth of international telecommunications and navigation services and applications;• Provision of information systems to support carbon trading and climate change initiatives• Systems for space surveillance to alert us to natural and man- made hazards which threaten critical space infrastructure;• Innovative launch systems;• Services to support space exploration; and space tourism• Data processing and analysis.• Instrumentation• Materials• Energy, fuels and propulsion...Again there are many more – the key is to reach into new areas and take from a broader base
  • 9. A unique UK success story • The UK-led Disaster Monitoring Constellation has seven satellites in orbit • UK Space Agency funded the first UK DMC satellite • Two more under construction by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
  • 10. Harwell Science & InnovationCampus • Created in 2006 to build on the outstanding existing science and technology facilities • Researchers at Harwell are working in fields as diverse as fusion energy, climate change and medical science. • Facilities already available include X-ray and neutron radiation sources and a Peta- Watt class laser • Existing Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space Science and Technology Department
  • 11. Technology Strategy Board and the Satellite Applications Catapult•Key UK Space Agency partner and final piece in growthJigsaw•Partnership on telecoms and navigation and on NationalSpace Technology Strategy•Brings access to the broader base•Provides technology demonstration opportunities•Innovation and accelerated R & D into business use
  • 12. UK Key Messages1. The UK Space Scene has changed – architecture and attitude2. Strategic focus on capturing growth opportunities and potential underpins the overall strategy3. UK Space Agency will drive that strategy and harness ambition for the sector Aim to set the picture for the opportunities available and how to engage with them.
  • 13. UK Space Agencyinfo@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.ukhttp://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency twitter@spacegovuk