UK Government Commits £100 Million for New Satellite Facility

HARWELL, UK (UKSA PR) — Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government’s commitment to the UK space sector today as he visited the future site of a new £100m [$128 million] state-of-the-art government-funded satellite facility.

  • £99m [$116 million] of government funding for a National Satellite Testing Facility on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire
  • additional £4m [$5 million] announced for a National Space Propulsion Facility to develop and test space engines
  • space sector forms a key part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy to spread economic growth across the UK