ISR Satellites Prioritized In UK Defense Space Efforts

UK SAR satellite constellation
A future UK SAR satellite constellation could rely on wrapped-rib antenna technology developed by the UK’s Oxford Space Systems.
Credit: Oxford Space Systems
Britain is taking its first steps toward becoming a player in the defense space domain by targeting the introduction of an on-orbit intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability toward the middle of the decade. The plan for a £970 million ($1.3 billion) synthetic aperture radar (SAR)...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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