UK Space Agency launches

It’s finally here. The new UK Space Agency was officially unveiled today, including the official name, new logo and a few more details about plans for the future and what funding will be included. Read more here on BBC. So here’s looking forward to the coherency promised by this devlopment and effective engagement by all partners to ensure EO makes the most of this opportunity, including the developments at the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) at Harwell.


UPDATE 25th March 2010: See articles from ESA & BIS for some more reporting on this announcement and if you are really interested here is Lord Draysons speech from the day. Plus feature from ITN here if you don’t want to read.

In an update at the pointy end of these matters, Cryosat2 has a new launch date set for 8th April.