Future UK Space Missions

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A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by:


Dr Stuart Eves (SSTL) s.eves_at_sstl.co.uk, Dr Nigel Bannister (University of Leicester) nb101_at_le.ac.uk and Sarah Casewell (University of Leicester) slc25_at_leicester.ac.uk


Abstract: The Space Innovation and Growth Strategy published in February 2010 recommended that "The UK should initiate and lead at least three space exploration or science missions by 2030."
In order to further the debate on this recommendation, this Royal Astronomical Society specialist discussion meeting will be held in London on Friday 12 October 2012, where potential candidate missions that might satisfy this objective will be presented and discussed. The meeting will cover a wide variety of concepts, ranging from proposals for near term opportunities including ESA's recent S-class mission call, to longer term concepts including lunar mission proposals.


In addition to talks from academic institutes, representatives from UKSA and industry will provide their perspective on current UK mission activities and prospects for involvement in the long-term.

Further information on the meeting, including the current programme of talks, can be found at: http://doiop.com/rasukmissions