The UK Space Agency joins with The Schools’ ACP

The ACP is delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, the UK Space Agency is supporting The Schools’ Aerospace Careers Programme. Sponsored by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Agency ‘inspires and leads the UK in space to benefit our planet and its people’.

Supporting a thriving space sector in the UK which generates an annual income of £17.5 billion and employs 48,800 people across the country, the UK Space Agency includes scientists, engineers, commercial experts, project managers and policy officials who help to: catalyse investment to support projects that drive investment and generate contracts for the UK space sector; deliver missions and capabilities that meet public needs and advance our understanding of the Universe; champion the power of space to inspire people, offer greener, smarter solutions, and support a sustainable future.

Dr Michael Smith FRAeS, ACP Chairman, said: “Space is a rapidly developing and increasingly important – indeed essential – element of the UK economy. It is no wonder, therefore, that the space element of our roadshow presentations to schools attracts more and more attention from young people. Consequently, we are absolutely delighted that the UK Space Agency is supporting us as we continue to development our services and expand our activities throughout the UK.”