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Will UK space agency announcement see £20 million for industry?

19 Mar 2010, 09:59 UTC
Will UK space agency announcement see £20 million for industry?
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Hyperbola is guessing that the reformed British National Space Centre that is getting no more money and has the pleasure of being based in Swindon is to be called UK Space Agency and not the James Bond-like Her Majesty’s Space Agency that has been touted by space minister Lord Paul Drayson of Kensington. This is what appeared in my inbox this morning or more accurately at 22:23h GMT last night…
Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills and Science and Innovation Minister, Lord Drayson invite you to the launch of the new executive space agency for the UK and the publication of the Government response to the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy.
The event will be held at 10.45am on Tuesday 23rd March at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE, London.

I see that blogger rocketeers.co.uk got his invite yesterday morning, sheer favouritism clearly. The invite email also says
At the event Government will also be responding to the Innovation and Growth Strategy Report.

The big question is, will that response see the government stump up the £20 million the 10 February published Innovation and Growth Team Strategy report recommended? ...

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