The Government first announced plans for the National Space Council last summer, trumpeting pledges to work with the US in cementing Britain’s place in the new space race.
Investment in the sector announced last year included £20m for a space port in Cornwall and plans for Virgin Orbit to develop launch capacity in the UK.
But the plans went quiet for months, leading industry members to demand the Government “pull its finger out” and press on with broadening the horizons of Britain’s space plans.
In March, the collapse of OneWeb came as a blow to the industry. The satellite firm,