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UK MoD sees role for military in space industry

30th April 2018 - 16:12 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


As the rapid growth trajectory of the global space industry continues the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is keen to establish a role for the military within the sector.

An ambitious target set by the UK Space Agency to capture up to 10% of the global space market by 2030 has focused efforts to establish a launch site within the UK to take advantage of the rocketing number of launches taking place, driven by falling costs and commercial demand for mega constellations.

Rayna Owens, a space and cyber desk officer on the air staff at the MoD, suggested at the

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