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UK Civil Space Strategy Consultation, UK citizens - chime in....
djellison
post Dec 10 2009, 11:00 PM
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Let's see if we actually get a proper organisation with proper funding.....or simply an umbrella title for the same chaotic mess we already have.

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post Dec 10 2009, 11:20 PM
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A valid cautionary note, but hey, let's cheer them on and then demand more if necessary. It sounds like a start and a place where leverage can be exerted.
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post Dec 11 2009, 07:11 PM
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I'm all for cheering on, but...

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The new organisation is expected to have a budget ...


I think Casey Kasem's catchphrase is appropriate here.


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post Dec 17 2009, 05:00 AM
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Five days after announcing that there's going to be a UK space agency, an announcement that the UK is to withdraw from several missions, including Cassini-Huygens, Venus Express...

Official stuff here. Other coverage in the Guardian, Physics World; more links here.

mad.gif Outraged? Let journalists know; write to your MPs!
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post Dec 17 2009, 08:23 AM
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That sounds bad bad bad sad.gif
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djellison
post Dec 17 2009, 08:29 AM
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It's not good. A whole swathe of scientists and engineers and out reachers etc are going to leave. And they wont ever come back.

Unfortunately it's impossible to say much more without breaking forum guidelines - http://twitter.com/profbriancox is probably the 'point man' on the issue.
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post Dec 17 2009, 10:11 AM
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Disappointing, to say the very least. mad.gif

It would be interesting for TPS to express an opinion, ideally though any official contacts it may have in the UK.


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