UK Space Agency’s ‘North Star metric’: Attract investment to Britain. That’s how it’ll be judged

by Peter B. de Selding

TUPPER LAKE, NY — The UK Space Agency, whose budget increased by more than 25% in the just-ended 2022-2023 financial year and 74% since 2018-2019 — thanks in part to former EU Copernicus spending that was partly reinvested in the agency since Brexit — is set to drop 7% in the current budget year before rising 1.8% in 2024-2025, according to the agency’s annual report and accounts.

The annual report makes clear that the UK is still counting on a domestic orbital-launch industry to help . . .

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