Creation of new agency boosts U.K. space, butit is still reckoning with financial gravity
London’s effort to bolster its space ambitions with the April 1 creation of the U.K. Space Agency (UKSA) is being limited at the outset by a lack of further funding to provide for a meaningful increase in program activity. Government and industry officials supportive of a larger U.K. role in space remain hopeful, though, that the shortcomings of the newly launched initiative will be rectified once electoral politics settle. The creation of the agency, and the government’s recognition, if ...
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