The UK Space Sector
The space sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy. In the last four years it’s grown at a rate of 6.6% compared to 1.7% for the rest of the economy. 30,000 new jobs will be created in the sector by 2030.
The UK is a world leader in space technology and science, and UK teams are involved in dozens of missions from spacecraft orbiting other planets to the many satellites monitoring the Earth. The UK is also a leader in the application of space derived data, and has become a very attractive place to incubate or start a new business.
Space technology affects almost every part of our lives from weather forecasting and satellite TV, to global communications and navigation. A career in the space industry could include any of these areas and much more.
You might be working on a new satellite or developing technology to map a distant planet. You could be helping to make new discoveries about our solar system or using satellites to study pollution on Earth. You might be connecting the world’s most remote communities or helping aid agencies reach a disaster zone.