The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, with responsibility for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and for providing a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. It also provides funding for a range of programmes such as the National Space Technology Programme, and works closely with national and international academic, education and community partners.
The Agency aims to capture 10% of the global market for space by 2030, as set out in the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy.
Figures released for 2014-15 confirmed that the UK’s thriving space sector contributed £13.7bn billion to the UK economy that year and directly employed 38,522 people, growing at average growth rate of 6.5% per annum.
For more information, please visit the UK Space Agency website.