In 1962, Britain became the third space-faring nation with the launch of Ariel-1 – the first satellite to be developed and operated by the UK.
Fifty years on and you’d be forgiven for thinking that our space-faring days are long behind us, but you couldn’t be more wrong.
Although we don’t blow our space trumpet as loudly as some nations, Britain is a world leader in space science and technology.
To rectify this, we have teamed up with the UK Space Agency and, over the next three weeks, they’ll be helping us blow the trumpet for the British space industry.
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