13 Feb '18, 4pm

A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme https://t.co/lAnnCJbiKh

Beagle 2: Image courtesy of De Montfort University The Giotto spacecraft. Image: ESA The Delta rocket launches Skynet 1. Image: NASA Solar Orbitter SoIO. Image: ESA Tim Peake. Image courtesy of Dmitry Lovetsky Fittingly, Dstl announced its cash boost for space programmes last October, during World Space Week. At a time when budget for space research seems to a low priority, the funding must have come as a welcome relief, and it sends a clear signal of the importance of space capabilities to the Ministry of Defence. Michael O’Callaghan, the lead for space at Dstl, said at the time: “This programme is fantastic news for Dstl and for the UK as a whole. It allows us to invest in research and innovation that supports Defence and Security aspirations, as well as supporting UK prosperity and developing skills in government and the space industry.” While the £50m will fund a numbe...

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