Funders and Supporters
Reporting to the Minister of State for Universities and Science, the UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore space, exploit space-based applications and technology and support our academic and industrial communities. Space is an essential part of all our everyday lives and one of the key enablers of the global economy.
Central to the work of the UK Space Agency is encouraging and supporting the high levels of growth which the industry has displayed over the last decade.
The UK Space Agency works closely with the industry to maximise the benefits of UK's participation in the European Space Agency's space science and earth observation missions; to ensure access to space by issuing licences to UK space craft; to develop those areas of technology that are going to support growth in the future. We work to increase understanding of space and its practical benefits and inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers.