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UK to publish National Space Strategy by Q2 2021

16th December 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

The UK has confirmed a publication date for its National Space Strategy and provided details of a new R&D initiative known as the Defence Space Enterprise Portfolio.

The highly anticipated UK National Space Strategy will be published in Q1 or Q2 2021, Shephard can exclusively reveal.

Despite an original plan to issue the strategy in the ‘autumn’ of 2020, a new timeframe has been set owing to additional work ‘on alignment’ with the Integrated Review, AVM Harv Smyth, Head of the Space Directorate in the MoD, revealed during a DSEI virtual interview.

‘There will be no surprises in the space strategy when it does get issued,’ he explained. ‘There’s been really good progress as we work hand in glove with our colleagues in the [UK] Space …

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