Global problems tackled from space by the UK

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/global-problems-to-be-tackled-by-uk-from-space?utm_source=dbe10e80-4e45-4e3e-9dbf-df5cff42e6b2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily A new directory showcases the range of UK expertise in satellite technology and how it can help tackle problems such as illegal deforestation, disaster response and food production. International Partnership Programme: Space solutions for Development

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The wider benefits of space investments for the UK economy

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-wider-benefits-of-space-investments-for-the-uk-economy?utm_source=34e2ca45-be2e-454a-8cdc-3e4f38306e88&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily Every £1 of public spending generates £3-4 in value for the recipients in the space industry, with additional wider spillover benefits to the UK economy. The demanding environment of space means that investments in space generate new knowledge and innovations that extend far beyond the space industry. For example, satellites provide services that enable a wide range of economic …

LaunchUK, the UK’s commercial spaceflight programme

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-we-are-promoting-and-regulating-spaceflight-from-the-uk?utm_source=8ce77d52-6d3a-4d2e-8247-eaf6adaefae2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily What is LaunchUK ? The Government’s Industrial Strategy includes support for a £50 million programme to kick-start small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight from UK spaceports. New technology is reducing the cost of access to space and there is an exciting opportunity for the UK to thrive in the new space age. Commercial small-satellite launch is worth a potential …

Space for Forestry in Developing Countries

International Partnership Programme: Space for Forestry in Developing Countries The global forestry sector faces many challenges, many of which are more acute in developing countries. These nations have some of the most valuable forests in terms of timber and ecosystems, but their sustainability is increasingly under threat. Rapidly growing human populations require more land for agriculture, while increased exposure to international markets for commodities like timber, …