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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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13 April 2021

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

A new report has been published on SPAN's website. Have a look at our Publications page.

03 March 2021

Time to change our relationship with space?

Chris Lee discusses future aspirations for space exploration. https://room.eu.com/article/time-to-change-our-relationship-with-space

08 December 2020

Major funding successes for innovative UK Space Scientists

21 UK organisations have been awarded a share of over £7 million funding from the UK Space Agency to put UK at the forefront of advances in space innovation. 13 of these are either led or supported by UK space scientists. The cash injection is...