Britain & the Space Race – Talk by Lord David Willetts
Did you know that the UK builds more satellites than anywhere else outside of California?
With a number of sites vying to be the first to launch into space from UK shores, join Lord Willetts to find out what the future holds for Britain and the Space Race.…
Former Minister for Universities and Science under David Cameron, Lord Willetts took up the role of Chair of The UK Space Agency in April 2022. This appointment followed the publication of the UK’s first ever National Space Strategy, which set out the UK’s vision and goals for the sector.
“Satellites and space activities deliver navigation, weather forecasting, power grid monitoring, financial transactions, and better public services. Satellites also support television services to millions of UK households as well as other digital communications.” National Space Strategy, Feb 2022
The space sector in the UK is worth over £16.4 billion per year and employs over 45,000 people. In addition, satellites underpin £360 billion per year of wider economic activity.
When: Thursday 19th October. Doors open from 6.30pm, the talk will start promptly at 7.00pm.
Where: The Studio, Arundells, Cathedral Close, Salisbury.
We’d like to thank Wilsons Solicitors, whose sponsorship has made this and other events in the Studio possible.
There is no parking at Arundells we recommend using city centre car parks.
All tickets are non refundable but you are very welcome to pass them on to friends or family if you are unable to attend.