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  • Writer's picturePhilip Day

Weekly UK Space News Roundup 6th August 2020

Gravity Challenge 02 Launches 12 Week Contest for Australian and UK Innovators

A Delloite led 12 week dash to answer business problems using assets and data derived from space has begun. Gravity Challenge 02 follows on from a successful first year in 2019, where the challenge launched in Australia and created wide-spread excitement and top quality engineering solutions.

Doubling in size for 2020, and extending also to the UK, Gravity Challenge has a major focus on ecological business questions this year, for which 1 page proposals have just over 11 weeks to submit ideas for funding and testing in Q1 2021. The full Gravity Challenge website.

Giant-Leap publishes first look at UK Space Regulation 2020 with insight from DfT

Just one day after the UK Government published the Space Regulations 2020 into consultation, Giant-Leap published an in depth first look at the 800+ pages to streamline your experience in getting up to date with the legal framework that operating in or near space from the UK will encounter.

The regulations make it clear that the UK is open for business, willing to be focused on a commercial-led space sector, departing slightly from the frameworks employed by large national operators such as the USA.

With some detail still to be worked out, and responses being considered now by industry, we can expect more news later in 2020. To understand the most important points from the 800+ pages issued by Government, check out our full article!

Job of the Week: Research Associate in Space Technology: Energy Systems and Economic Modelling

So many people are #OpenToWork right now, and competition for Direct Entry jobs is hot! The University of Glasgow is recruiting for a Post-Doc position through UKSEDS' Check out the listing!

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to catch all of the recruiting opportunities that we find particularly exciting here in the UK.

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Thanks for checking in, and until next time remember that every Giant Leap is set up by thousands of small steps.

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