Announcement of initial round of international space joint ventures

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Seven new projects for space have been announced this week by the UK Space Agency that will involve international partners of UK organisations all working together for the development of emergency economy satellite technologies. The seven new ventures with funding from the IPSP (International Partnerships Space Programme) through remote location accessibility of maternal health; e-finance propositions and low-budget CubeSat delivery of telecommunications will illustrate how UK space technologies or satellites can deliver economical and societal benefits to nations that do not have these capabilities currently.

The seven new ventures are a great example of the way in which the International Partnerships Space Programme generates new opportunity for UK business to provide services along with both established and emerging space-oriented countries and supports UK organisations to turn into partners of trust providing high tech exporting. The project, fronted and established by the UK Space Agency is scheduled to last two years at a cost of £32 million. The recent announcement stems from the initial hunt for projects; all will be financed to March 2016.

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