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UK Space Agency

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The UK Space Agency was established to lead and foster the growing UK Space sector, delivering a world-class space programme with maximum economy, scientific and social benefit. The Agency drives the British contribution to collaborative efforts on space, represent the UK sector on the international stage and work to inspire the next generation of space scientists and technologists. The Agency is also responsible for the licensing regime under the Outer Space Act 1986 to secure compliance with international obligations on launching and operation of space objects. Taken together, the Agency aims to create a dynamic environment in which the UK Space sector can meet its ambition to grow by a factor of four between 2010 and 2030.

Established 2011. UKSA was reviewed by the Science and Technology enquiry committee 2013. David Parker became CE in November 2012; remuneration shown is full year salary.


Departmental Details
AddressPolaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wilts SN2 1SZ
Phone020 7215 5000
Email
Websitehttp://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency
ChairRob Douglas
Chief Executive / SecretaryDavid Parker

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