New Chairs for two UK Space Agency Advisory Committees

The UK Space Agency is pleased to announce new chairpersons for two of its advisory committees: the Science Programme Advisory Committee (SPAC) and Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC).

Professor Michele Dougherty of Imperial College London, has been appointed Chair of the SPAC and will formally take on this role from 01 July 2013. Professor Mark Sephton, also of Imperial College London, has been appointed Chair of the SEAC, effective from 06 May 2013.

The SPAC provides strategic advice for the space science programme, taking account of scientific excellence, technology, industry, potential spin-off applications, science and society opportunities and education and skills.

The SEAC is responsible for advising on the overall UK strategy and priorities for involvement in the European Aurora programme for space exploration and the ELIPS programme (European Physical and Life Sciences). It has a key role to play in providing independent advice and guidance to the Agency in this area.

Further information on the purpose, activates and current membership of these committees can be found on the SPAC and SEAC web pages.

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