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DSEI 2019: 'New' space race calls for UK strategy rethink

9th September 2019 - 17:03 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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In the face of a global ‘space race’ the UK is being urged to better define its role in the domain and confirm how many sovereign satellites are to be developed long-term.

Decision-makers should also be determining the region’s level of reliance on partners and finalising ‘how it wants to be perceived internationally,’ according to Alexandra Stickings, research fellow for space policy and security at the Royal United Services Institute.

She suggested that one way to manage collaborative-based projects would be to join new space programmes led by countries sharing the UK’s ‘strategic outlook and international values’. However, she hinted

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