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UK Sats: The UK Satellite Programme Leading Global Space & Partnerships

This document expands the original concept of science targeted missions to all uses in Space. This document is a development of a SPAN White Paper put together in 2019 on so-called Sci-Sats.

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White Paper on National Space Capability Funding for Space Engineering, Science Technologies and Training in Universities

This paper outlines areas for further funding in academic institutions in the areas of Space Technology and Training under the auspices of the National Space Programme.

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White Paper on Funding of Universities by the National Space Programme

This paper outlines a proposed strategy to address a critical lack of funding for UK university research in space science, engineering and technology.

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UK Nano-Launcher Programme White Paper

This paper describes the case for a Nano-Launcher programme of research and development and the case for student competitions in this area.

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UK SciSats: The UK Satellite Programme Leading Global Space Science & Partnerships

To establish a National programme for the development of new World-leading science using small satellite technology and missions to accelerate and demonstrate UK leadership.

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UK Space Science: a summary of the research community and its benefits

A study into the nature and benefits of the UK's space science activity.

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Report from the Dual-Use Workshop 5th December 2022

SPAN hosted a workshop on potential dual use on December 5, 2022, at Leeds University. The workshop report is only available by sending a request to SPAN, specifying why you would like to view it.

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16 December 2022

Key Milestone in the SWOT Mission!

Congratulations to UK scientists involved in the SWOT mission which will launch tonight. https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/swot-surface-water-and-ocean-topography

11 November 2022

Dual-Use Workshop 5th of December

SPAN has coordinated a workshop for its members to engage with Government (civil and defence) and UK Space to discuss opportunities for dual-use of technology, missions and applications. Outputs from the workshop will feed into a UK Space...