The future of UK Space
The Government’s Spaceflight programme, LaunchUK, is a partnership between the UK Space Agency and the Department for Transport, and supported by the Civil Aviation Authority, the official regulator for spaceflight activities from the UK.
LaunchUK aims to establish commercial vertical and horizontal small satellite launch from UK spaceports from 2022. Not only will UK launch create highly skilled jobs and bring economic and social benefits to communities and organisations across the UK, it will also act as a catalyst for growth in the wider space industry.
We want to use the exciting activity taking place across the UK launch sector to inspire a pipeline of young people to be the next generation of spaceflight engineers, scientists, and explorers to build and sustain the future space opportunities for years to come.
LaunchUK is a partnership between the UK Space Agency and the Department for Transport, and supported by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Nanosat Design Competition is designed to inspire and engage young people about launch from the UK and to encourage engagement with STEM subjects.