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Perhaps not that surprising given the circumstances.

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UK aerospace firms have said they are being excluded from bidding for space contracts because of the Brexit vote.
Contracts for the European navigation satellite system, Galileo, were being particularly affected, Simon Henley of the Royal Aeronautical Society said.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus warned that other countries were "knocking at the door" to take business from the UK amid the uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Both comments were made to MPs on the Business Committee .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42065836#

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Re: UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit
« Reply #1 on: 11/26/2017 07:47 PM »
Perhaps not that surprising given the circumstances.

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UK aerospace firms have said they are being excluded from bidding for space contracts because of the Brexit vote.
Contracts for the European navigation satellite system, Galileo, were being particularly affected, Simon Henley of the Royal Aeronautical Society said.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus warned that other countries were "knocking at the door" to take business from the UK amid the uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Both comments were made to MPs on the Business Committee .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42065836#

Not surprising, but if you believe that cheap spaceflight is coming then government programs will lose their dominance in deciding the health of companies involved in spaceflight.

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Re: UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit
« Reply #2 on: 11/27/2017 06:36 AM »
Perhaps not that surprising given the circumstances.

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UK aerospace firms have said they are being excluded from bidding for space contracts because of the Brexit vote.
Contracts for the European navigation satellite system, Galileo, were being particularly affected, Simon Henley of the Royal Aeronautical Society said.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus warned that other countries were "knocking at the door" to take business from the UK amid the uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Both comments were made to MPs on the Business Committee .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42065836#

Not surprising, but if you believe that cheap spaceflight is coming then government programs will lose their dominance in deciding the health of companies involved in spaceflight.

I doubt that will make much difference, at least in the short term.

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