New space agency for UK

The British government establishes the UK Space Agency to manage all of the country’s civil space activities.

The UK Space Agency is a United Kingdom government agency responsible for its space programme. It was established on 1 April 2010 to replace the British National Space Centre and took over responsibility for government policy and key budgets for space and representing the UK in all negotiations on space matters.

It “[brings] together all UK civil space activities under one single management”. It is initially operating from the existing BNSC headquarters in Swindon.

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