From Rocketeers.CO.UK

(Source: BNSC)

A new executive agency will be created to take the UK’s recession-busting space and satellite sector into a new space age, Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson said today.

This new bureaucracy busting agency will replace the British National Space Centre, and bring together for the first time the six Government departments, two research councils, the Technology Strategy Board and the Met Office that currently oversee the organisation of UK space activities to enhance efficiencies.

The Government’s ambitious plans to accelerate growth and jobs within our world-leading space industry were set out in Lord Drayson’s speech at the Rutherford Appleton Space Conference.

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