British Commercial Space Sector Strong as UKSA Gets Off to Slow Start

The UK space industry continues to excel in satellite communications and remote sensing technologies, with experts expecting strong growth in the years ahead. However, the nation is facing two major problems: a shortage of skilled personnel for its commercial efforts, and a flat budget and a slow start for the new United Kingdom Space Agency (USKA).

The Engineer takes a look at some of the positives:

> However, according to Prof Martin Sweeting, head of space science at Surrey University and chairman of small satellite pioneer Surrey Satellites, the sector is growing faster than most other parts of the UK’s economy. ‘Studies in the UK now show that the space sector is one of the highest value-adding economic sectors,’ he said. > > (…) Read the rest of British Commercial Space Sector Strong as UKSA Gets Off to Slow Start (518 words) > > * * * > > (C) Douglas for Parabolic Arc, 2011. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post > > Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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