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Commercial spaceflight

Information, documents and announcements related to the commercial spaceflight programme in the UK.

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This collection draws together work being done by the UK Spaceflight Programme to enable commercial markets for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight in the UK. The programme is delivered by the UK Space Agency, Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority and is establishing new laws and regulations, incentivising growth in the market and engaging internationally.

For spaceflight related enquires please contact: satellitelaunchprogramme@ukspaceagency.gov.uk

News

  1. Lockheed Martin and Orbex to launch UK into new space age
  2. One giant leap: Vertical launch spaceport to bring UK into new space age
  3. Evidence wanted on liabilities, insurance and charging for UK commercial spaceflight
  4. New laws unlock exciting space era for UK
  5. UK space launch programme receives £50 million boost in Government’s Industrial Strategy
  6. U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group Statement
  7. Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK
  8. Introduction of Space Industry Bill shows UK’s commitment to commercial spaceflight
  9. Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector
  10. New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines
  11. Government announces boost for UK commercial space sector

Events

  1. LaunchUK: Roadshow
  2. LaunchUK: campaign launch

Legislation

Publications, reports and consultations

Funding Opportunities

Download the latest call for proposals.

Published 8 February 2017
Last updated 9 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Call for proposals added.
  2. First published.