UK Space Agency operates as a government agency. It is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. The UK Space Agency also represents the UK in all negotiations on space matters.
Established on 1 April 2010 to replace the British National Space Centre, UK Space Agency took over responsibility for government policy and key budgets for space exploration including space security and defence, earth observations, research, satellite navigation, telecommunication, and exploration services.
The UK Space Agency is based at the former BNSC headquarters in Swindon, but it maintains a presence at the heart of the Harwell Campus Space Cluster, alongside STFC-RAL Space, European Space Agency, and Satellite Applications Catapult.