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UKspace, in partnership with the UK Space Agency and Department of International Trade, has been running a Monthly Space Sector COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey for all organisations operating in the UK space sector.

This provided an opportunity to share how the UK Space Agency and broader government can support your business to create and exploit new market opportunities, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to all who have taken part so far; your contributions have been very worthwhile.

We are giving the survey a break in order to revamp, review and reset. The plan is to take the survey beyond COVID and make it more strategic. We are working with UKSA and DIT, and the next survey will be around October. Watch this space.

Survey results

Below you will find impact dashboards, taken from past monthly survey results, following the move to a monthly survey in early July 2020. The the next update of these dashboards will happen during September. (Click on each one to view at full size)

20200908 Sector Survey Impact Dashboard v1  20200908 Sector Survey Trade Dashboard v2

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery survey by UK Space Agency

As the Lead Government Department (LGD) for the UK Space Sector, the UK Space Agency is responsible for engaging with the industry stakeholders and with government in order to understand the effect of this unprecedented period of disruption on the sectors’ activities, services and outputs plus look at sector recovery. Our role in the Space Security team is assisting the sector in identifying, managing and mitigating the disruption caused by this crisis. Furthermore, as the LGD for the sector, we can engage across government to ensure access to support measures for organisations in key sectors such as Space.

In line with other sectors, we require regular reporting for onward notification to BEIS and the Cabinet. This assists the cross-government coordinated response to support the vital sectors and address issues as they arise, and supports industry too. This data, including a RAG assessment, is collated to provide an anonymised output for the sector, which can identify any current or arising concerns in the provision of key services to the public and other public services.

If you have any questions about this reporting engagement and/or your resilience to this disruption, please contact us and we can seek to support you. If you have any questions about company-specific business support, our colleagues at engagement@ukspaceagency.gov.uk can assist.

We understand this is a difficult period with many demands on your time and staffing. Thank you for your support in ensuring a beneficial supportive relationship between the sector and Government.

We appreciate your help in completing these surveys. Your feedback will help government develop an accurate picture of the impact of the virus on businesses, and offer early sight of emerging issues and help shape further interventions.

Thank you in advance for your response.