Regional News — July 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm — Updated: July 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

All Wales Space Strategy launched at UK Space Conference

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Optical solar reflectors, earth observation systems and satellite solar cells are just some of the services and products being showcased in Liverpool this week as part of a Welsh Government led voyage to the UK Space Conference.

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is one of the space industry’s most important networking events and an opportunity for government, the space industry, academia, end users and the financial community to exchange information and improve understanding.

Key representatives from Wales’ space industry will join Welsh Government officials to showcase Wales’ latest aerospace technologies and World class capabilities in this area.

The event will also be used to formally launch the industry-led Wales Space Strategy, which has been fully endorsed by the Welsh Government.

Economy, Science and Transport Minister, Edwina Hart, said: “The space industry is a growing sector in Wales and we already have significant academic and industry capabilities in this area.

“Wales’ aerospace, electronics and software industries collectively employ over 50,000 people and contribute over £5billion to the economy.

“With the global space sector set to grow to £400 billion by 2030, our presence at this event will be used to promote the vast and diverse aerospace skills and supply chain we have in Wales, explore research and business growth opportunities and show potential investors why we are a serious contender in this area.”

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