Salon Luncheon

Thursday, April 2, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

The UK-US Relationship: Working Together for Excellence and Sustainability in Space

The United Kingdom and United States have a longstanding history of partnership in space, dating back to the launch of the first British satellite on an American Thor-Delta rocket in 1962. The new commercial space age presents a new opportunity for collaboration, with new launch sites under development in the UK.

The UK and US governments are working to develop a Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA), which will promote greater space industry cooperation between these two countries through the establishment of technical and legal safeguards to allow US space launch vehicles to operate from UK spaceports. This Agreement is one example of how US-UK cooperation in space can be of mutual benefit, enabling commercial access to space while ensuring security and safety. Cooperation in multilateral settings will also be crucial to safeguard the safety and sustainability of space assets in the next space age.

Speakers from the UK and US governments will be on the panel, as will commercial and academic experts who can speak to the special relationship and how this TSA can help it evolve for the benefit of all.

Secure World Foundation is pleased to host this event in partnership with the UK Space Agency and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

By Invitation Only