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UKspace 2020 Manifesto Reiterates Need For GNSS System


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 29 Nov 2019

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UKspace has released its 2020 manifesto in which it reiterates the importance of the UK having its own GPS System post-Brexit.

The manifesto says the UK must secure participation in a global satellite navigation system either via the ESA's Galileo programme or by developing its own sovereign system.

Britain quit the Galileo program in November 2018 after investing more than £1.4bn but the estimated £5bn costs of developing its own makes a sovereign system unlikely. UKspace is calling for increased ESA funding saying "European Space Agency (ESA) funding is fundamental to ensuring that industry can develop and manufacture the space technologies, capability and supply chains needed to secure the United Kingdom’s role in the global space market".

Source: ukpsace.org



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Posted by M8TJT on Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:51 pm Reply with quote

Why did we 'quit' the Galileo project? Or were we kicked out by tham thaar Europeans when we told them we were going to bug*er off?


 
Posted by Fellwalker on Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:30 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Why did we 'quit' the Galileo project? Or were we kicked out by tham thaar Europeans when we told them we were going to bug*er off?

We quit.
We threw our dummy out.
The rules say that to be fully involved in development, you have to be an EU member.
We didn't like that rule because it didn't suit us.
We could have applied to continue access to Galileo’s secure public regulated service (PRS), an encrypted military grade signal, but our government has argued that it also needs oversight of the technology and its future development if it is to have confidence in the security of the system.

https://www.ft.com/content/da53b36e-f4ad-11e8-ae55-df4bf40f9d0d

Instead, we are to develop our own, and rebuild our Empire, and pretend we are great again. Lets hope we can still receive signals from space whilst our heads are buried in the sand.


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Posted by rf065 on Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 am Reply with quote

The reality is that due to Brexit, the EU excluded the UK from any involvement in the security of the project. This would have meant in the event of any conflict, our armed forced would be relying on a GPS system that they would never know if it was secure or not.
No one spat a dummy out, it would not be in the interests of the UK to rely on GPS under those terms.


 
Posted by DennisN on Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:48 pm Reply with quote

Apart from Alex, is there anybody else on here who thinks leaving the EU is a good thing?


Dennis

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Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by M8TJT on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:44 pm Reply with quote

Seeing as you asked, Yes. And anyone who thinks otherwise is silly. And that includes just LESS than half (i.e. the minority) the population.[/b] And one party leader doesn't even know what he wants.


 
Posted by Kremmen on Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:20 pm Reply with quote

And me.

When you look at where the EU is headed it's scary. They are trying to turn the 28 member states into one large unit controlled exclusively from Brussels.
The end result being no country will have its own government.

And when you look at the prominent country with the most influence it's even more scary.


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Posted by rf065 on Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:31 pm Reply with quote

Kremmen Wrote:
And me.

When you look at where the EU is headed it's scary. They are trying to turn the 28 member states into one large unit controlled exclusively from Brussels.
The end result being no country will have its own government.

And when you look at the prominent country with the most influence it's even more scary.


Slightly tongue in cheek, but, what failed in two World Wars, can be achieved by other means!


 
Posted by Kremmen on Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:59 pm Reply with quote

Exactly what a lot of us oldies have cottoned on to


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Posted by DennisN on Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:20 pm Reply with quote

When we are independent, Great Britain will be able to save the world from pollution, climate change and every other threat posed by all the irresponsible countries. Hurray for independence! Actually, it could be even better if we had independent cities - imagine it, Shrewsbury saves the planet! Shrexit, wonderful.


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Posted by M8TJT on Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:28 pm Reply with quote

Isn't it strange that the wee lassie in a helmet wants independence from England but wants to stay subservient to the EU.
On a slightly different note, I have never heard anyone show such hatred for a political party as she does for the Conservatives. Such extreme views should be considered to be a hate crime.


 
Posted by dales on Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:13 am Reply with quote

Holy Galileo off-topic, Batman !! (Even though there's truth there).

But, based on what rf065 said, why can't we rely on the security of Galileo (even as outsiders) - given that Germany et al will rely upon it ??

Dales


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