Access Space is a trade association representing the small satellite industry. Tony Azzarelli, co-founder and director, told BBC News: “We are delighted that the UK has signed such an agreement that would boost the space sector in the UK, both by supporting US launchers and increasing the UK`s importance as a launch state and thereby investing the government to promote its own launch industrial sector. z.B. Skyrora, Orbex, jet engines, rocket aircraft, Cornish space station, astroscale, etc. This agreement protects sensitive U.S. technology and sets the standard for how other sensitive technologies should be used in the implementation of satellite and missile launches from foreign sites. It paves the way for US companies to operate from UK spaceports and export space launch technology, opening up new customers and revenue for UK companies. The deal means US space and technology companies can contribute to and benefit from the business opportunities of the UK space sector throughout the supply chain, which already employs 42,000 people and generates an annual revenue of £14.8 billion. The agreement also supports the UK government`s space programme, which aims to set up a vertical and horizontal commercial launch of small satellites from UK spaceports based in Cornwall and Scotland, as announced in July 2018. Although some primary laws have been passed by Parliament, there are still a number of new rules needed to control the safe operation of spaceports. This Agreement establishes, after its entry into force, the technical security measures necessary to support US space launches from the United Kingdom, while ensuring the proper management of sensitive technologies, in accordance with the long-standing partnership between the two nations and their role as founding members of the Missile Control Regime (MTCR). The deal is therefore a must if US companies such as Virgin Orbit and Lockheed Martin are to launch satellites from the UK. The British arm of the American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin wants to launch missiles vertically from the ground.
It monitors the planned space station in Sutherland. The British and US governments have signed a new agreement that paves the way for US companies to operate from UK spaceports and export space launch technology.