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A national space policy could catapult Britain to the forefront of the space sector and create thousands of jobs - and a turnover of 40 billion a year - according to a joint report prepared by industry, government and academia.
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The Met Office is one of six science and research bodies which will join forces when Britain gets a dedicated space agency.
More than 40 years after the Apollo project landed the first astronauts on the Moon, Britain is to get its own version of Nasa to take responsibility for UK space activities, replacing the soon-to-be defunct British National Space Centre (BNSC).

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Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd backs formation of a UK Space Agency

SSTL applauds Lord Draysons announcement of a UK executive Space Agency and believes that in the current climate it is enormously encouraging that the Science Minister has the vision to propose this initiative and the commitment to bring it to fruition.
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Britain is to set up a dedicated agency to direct its space policy.
The new organisation is expected to have a budget and will represent the UK in all its dealings with international partners.
The announcement, made by the Science Minister Lord Drayson, follows a 12-week consultation held with academia, industry and government departments.

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UK space industry boosts economy

The space research and development (r and d) industry is providing much support for the British economy.
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Time is ticking to a decision on a UK Space Agency, says a leading expert.
Sir Martin Sweeting, executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), is a senior figure in a review that is looking at the UK's role in space.
The Innovation and Growth Team Study on Space (IGT) will look at the potential impact on the UK economy and will report at the end of the year.

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Why didn't Britain win the race to the Moon?
The British space effort has been quiet in its successes. Space industries in the UK have a 6.5 billion annual turnover, employ 68,000 people and, even in these times of recession, are expected to grow at a rate of 5 per cent each year until 2020, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In fact, the department makes the bold claim that the UK is now second only to the USA in the space science sector.

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Britain 'needs its own space agency'
Britain could send astronauts to the "final frontier" as the gulf between the dizzy expectations of further space exploration and the limited progress made since the first moon landing 40 years ago were highlighted by the Apollo 11 reunion yesterday.
As the men involved in the historic 1969 mission, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, spoke in Washington DC of the need to sent a manned mission to Mars, Lord Drayson, the UK Science Minister, relaunched the debate about whether the country needs a dedicated space agency.

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