October 7, 2022 | News
Surrey’s space capabilities are showcased in an ITN Business documentary, ‘This is Space’, which features BAE Digital Intelligence, In-Space Missions, Airbus, Satellite Vu and Surrey Satellite Technology.
Space has a huge impact on our everyday lives from satellite communication, weather prediction and GPS systems, to providing information for food production, measuring the impact of climate change and cutting carbon emissions.
With 2022 set to be a ground-breaking year for the UK space sector, UK Space and ITN Business have produced this programme to highlight the incredible work taking place around the country, the latest sector opportunities, innovations, technologies and capabilities, sustainability and space, the national space strategy and the people making it all happen.
The programme aims to inspire the next generation about the broad range of opportunities to work in the space industry, debunking the myth that space is just about exploring other planets and looks at what the future holds for the sector.
Dr Alice Bunn OBE, President of UKspace said: “‘This is Space’ showcases some of the UK’s world-leading space science, engineering, technology and innovation. Space affects every single one of us as we go about our daily lives, but for too long now it has been seen as the domain of the privileged few. This busts that myth with the programme showcasing a whole range of new and established UK space industry players, working often with academic institutions to push the boundaries of research and innovation. This sector is exciting, dynamic and growing, and critically needs fuelling with a broad range of technical and non-technical skills. I hope this programme will inspire the next generation to consider space as an aspirational and viable career option and bring greater awareness to the general public about the immense value delivered by the UK space industry.”
Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Business, said: “We are thrilled to be launching ‘This is Space’ alongside UKspace, in this momentous year for the UK space sector. It has been fascinating to learn about the extent satellites are involved in our day to day lives and to hear from this country’s leading experts in the sector, and we are excited to share this with our audiences.”
Watch the programme here: