Grant Shapps – 2020 Comments on Spaceflight Programme

Comments made by Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, on 29 July 2020.

The UK’s space sector can strengthen our national capabilities, create high-skilled jobs and drive future economic growth across the UK.

Getting the rules in place for space launches from UK territory may seem like one small step. But it paves the way for a giant leap in the development of our space sector.

This is technology’s high frontier and we will soon be able to reach it with specialist small payload launches from British soil.