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UK unveils inaugural Defence Space Strategy with £1.4 billion in new funding

1st February 2022 - 17:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast


The UK has vowed to become a 'significant space player' after launch of the Defence Space Strategy. (Photo: UK MoD)

After a number of delays the UK has published its first Defence Space Strategy.

After several delays the UK MoD has finally published its Defence Space Strategy, committing an extra £1.4 billion ($1.89 billion) in new funding for the domain.

The additional money, to be used over the next decade, includes £968 million for delivery of the ISTARI multi-satellite programme designed to improve space-based intelligence and surveillance capabilities.

‘This [ISTARI programme] puts in place the foundations of the next generation constellation of ISR in low Earth orbit,’ said Jeremy Quin, UK minister for defence procurement, during a 1 February media event held at the Freeman Air and Space Institute, London.

‘They'll be fitted with

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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