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Space Industry Careers

The UK Space Industry

The UK space industry is a UK success story, growing in real terms by around 9% a year. The space related industries sector has the potential to continue to grow rapidly as new technologies and applications are developed that rely on space derived data and services, including location based services for mobile phones, improved satellite data for weather forecasting and integrated applications involving space data and related services. Together these industries employ around 68,000 people in the UK. Oxfordshire’s scientific research and space sectors are leading the way in major collaborative science projects and within Science Vale UK, south of Oxford, there is a unique environment where state-of-the-art publicly funded scientific facilities operate alongside industrial research and development. For example, the ISIS world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory supports a national and international community of more than 2,000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, through to nanotechnology, materials engineering and IT.