Press Release

The UK Government’s Draft Space Strategy

By SpaceRef Editor
January 22, 2003
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Science Minister, Lord Sainsbury has unveiled the Government’s Plans for the UK space industry for the next 12 years. The draft strategy sets out proposals to make the UK the most developed users of space-based services in Europe.

The draft strategy provides a firm overarching rationale for investing in civil space over the medium term. This will enable the UK to challenge in world science, technology and markets and will help it to make important choices. For the first time it also sets out the necessary long-term perspective to 2015.

Click here to download the PDF version.

Click here to download the Microsoft Word version. The tables contained in the document might not print clearly. If you have this problem please contact BNSC on 020 7215 0807 or email BNSC at

To submit your comments on the draft strategy, email BNSC at Mail should sent to: Strategy consultation, British National Space Centre, Bay 175, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SS or by fax to Strategy consultation 020 7215 0936. The closing date for comments on the draft strategy is 30 April 2003.

We will be hosting a public meeting at Queen Mary College, London on 11 March 2003. If you wish to attend please contact BNSC via any of the addresses above

SpaceRef staff editor.