NSC Spearheads UK Space Agency Project

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The Northern Space Agency in partnership with local companies Downtown in Business and Comoo has been awarded a contract by the UK Space Agency to get businesses in the region more involved in the space sector.

Frank McKenna, chief executive of Downtown in Business said “Space plays an increasingly essential role in our daily lives. As a sector it continues to provide an excellent opportunity to grow the UK economy and provide the new services and applications that contribute to an ever connected world. We are delighted to be working on this project and with businesses who want to get involved.”

Alan Cross, the European Space Agency Business Applications Regional Ambassador added: “Space is a critical industry to the UK and, considering the experience and skills across our region, offers business a great opportunity. This programme of analysis and engagement represents a major escalation of our region’s ambitions in innovation and growth, and it’s delivery could not be more timely.”

Northern Space Consortium chairman Bob Morris: “It is envisaged that the programme will consist of a series of industry specific events. The Northern Space Consortium’s role is to help the development and expansion of the space industry in our region and this is exactly one of the ways that we can do that. We look forward to working together for the benefit of all in our region.”