The UK space industry

Surrey University – where we are based – has always had involvement with the space industry in this country.  It pioneered small low cost satellites resulting in the creation of a £100 million p.a. business – Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (now part of EADS-Astrium).  SST has launched 39 space missions so far, and is currently producing the 22 satellites for Galileo – Europe’s version of GPS.

Overall the sector is worth £30 billion and employs 30,000 people in the UK – as this BBC video explains.

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