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We boost UK prosperity, understand the Universe, and protect our planet and outer space.

The UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency plays a major role in delivering the government’s National Space Strategy

We nurture a thriving space ecosystem – a network of investors, scientists, engineers, integrators, academia, and research labs – and a sector that generates an annual income of £17.5 billion and employs nearly 50,000 people across the country. 

Our staff include scientists, engineers, commercial experts, project managers and policy officials who: 

  • catalyse investment to advance space-based technology and maximise UK space sector growth  
  • deliver missions and capabilities that responsibly meet national needs and advance our understanding of the Universe 
  • champion the power of space to inspire people, offer greener, smarter solutions and support a sustainable future 

To achieve the greatest impact in these three areas, we focus most of our resource behind eight delivery Priorities. These are: 

  • launch: supporting satellite launch services from UK spaceports 
  • sustainability: taking a leading role in keeping space safe and accessible now and in the future 
  • discovery: supporting space science and exploration missions 
  • innovation: investing in bold new technologies 
  • levelling-up: boosting space investment and jobs across the country 
  • Earth observation: studying our planet to drive discovery and tackle climate change 
  • low-Earth orbit: delivering vital everyday satellite services 
  • inspiration: inspiring new space customers, investors and the next generation 

Read our Corporate Plan to learn more about our Priorities and plans for the next three years. 

Read our Respectful Behaviour Policy.

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