10 January 2007
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Britain's Space Programme...
...consists of even more satellites
by Carol Pinchefsky
by Carol Pinchefsky


Because the United Kingdom lacks a space programme, it could be at a serious disadvantage, according to this BBC article .

With a budget of 207 million, the U.K.'s space programme currently consists of contributions to the European Space Agency (ESA).

However, this may change with Britain's potential flight to the moon, according to this other BBC article .

Although the article says the U.K. is planning to bring a spacecraft to the moon, it did not say whether or not the spacecraft would be manned. However, "The concept is the work of a consortium of space interests, including Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL)."

If these "space interests" include satellite companies, the U.K. lunar program will no doubt consist of small steps for industry, rather than giant leaps for mankind.
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Carol Pinchefsky 10 January 2007
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