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Today`s announcement is more than just an agreement. This is a guarantee given to US space companies that their sensitive technologies will be protected in the UK. This is a chance for American industry to take advantage of all that the UK has to offer. On June 16, 2020, the United States and the United Kingdom concluded the agreement on the protection of technologies related to U.S. participation in space launches from the United Kingdom or the U.S.-U.K. Technology Protection Agreement (TSA). This agreement establishes, once in force, the technical security measures to support US space launches from the United Kingdom, while ensuring the proper use of sensitive technologies that are consistent with our long-standing partnership and our responsibilities as founding members of the Missile Technology Control System (MTCR). The agreement protects sensitive U.S. technologies and sets standards for how others use these sensitive technologies to launch satellites and missiles from foreign sites. The agreement protects sensitive U.S. technologies and sets standards for how others use these sensitive technologies to launch satellites and missiles from foreign sites.

It paves the way for U.S. companies to operate from UK space ports and export space launch technologies, and opens up new customers and sales for British companies. The agreement means that U.S. space and technology companies can contribute to and benefit from the commercial opportunities of the UK`s space sector throughout the supply chain, which already employs 42,000 people and generates $14.8 billion a year in revenue. The agreement also supports the UK government`s space programme, which aims to establish the vertical and horizontal commercial launch of small BRITISH space ports based in Cornwall and Scotland, as announced in July 2018. Access Space is an industrial body that represents the small satellite sector. Tony Azzarelli, co-founder and director, told BBC News: « We are delighted that the UK has signed such an agreement, as it would boost the UK`s space sector, both by crediting US launchers and by increasing the IMPORTANCE of the UK as a launching state and therefore from government investments to promote its own launch sector. , z.B. Skyrora. , Orbex, reaction machines, rocket planes, Spaceport Cornwall, Astroscale, etc. This technology security agreement ensures the proper use of sensitive technologies, in line with our long-standing partnership as founding members of the missile technology control system. Tony Azzarelli, co-founder and director of the US industrial group Access.Space, welcomed the agreement.

And Lockheed Martin UK tweeted: « We welcome this agreement which will be a catalyst for the development of the UK`s space sector. As one of the world`s leaders in space technology, we look forward to supporting THE UKG`s prosperity agenda by developing the UK`s national space capabilities. The agreement means that U.S. space and technology companies can contribute to and benefit from the commercial opportunities of the UK space sector throughout the supply chain, which already employs 42,000 people and generates $14.8 billion a year in revenue.