Please note, this event has been rescheduled and changed to be held virtually. The rescheduled date is 31 August.
UK Space Command was formed on 1 April 2021. It’s a Joint Command, with personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army, and the Royal Air Force, and it has close relationships with Strategic Command and wider Government organisations involved in space. UK Space Command have responsibility for operations, capability and training which is unique in defence, but it allows the Command to operate independently and dynamically through requirements setting to capability and operational delivery.
The Command’s mantra is ‘own, collaborate, and access’. As a Command, they need to understand what we must retain as a sovereign capability, for example SKYNET satellite communications, where they can collaborate with allies and partners, and finally what they can simply access through the domestic and international commercial space industry.
AVM Paul Godfrey will brief techUK members on developments in UK Space Command a year on from its formation, along with how they are adopting the Defence Space Strategy and ongoing digital transformation.