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asif iqbal

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The UK is the only nation to get a space launch capability and then drop it.
I wouldn't count on it. Just look at their frigates. Almost as old as the Russian ones.

yes and do you know the level of standard on those frigates? you can maybe board a Royal Navy Warship one day and note the quality and capability of the people on board a frigate in RN is equivalent to a DDG of another
 

Mr T

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yes and do you know the level of standard on those frigates? you can maybe board a Royal Navy Warship one day and note the quality and capability of the people on board a frigate in RN is equivalent to a DDG of another

Quite. The Type 23s are in good condition and have been upgraded over the years, e.g. Sea Ceptor and Artisan. Just because the hull design is a little old doesn't mean they're not good ships.

Then there are the Type 26s, which are much larger and will be even more capable once commissioned.
 

Gatekeeper

Colonel
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Great Britain, struggling to find money to fight Covid 19, unable to commit to furlough money, help small businesses. Etc.

Yet, able to find £16billion just so in can be ready to fight a war in a far off land! Lol
 

Gloire_bb

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Do any of them actually develop rockets?
Yep, there are startups and plans for local space launch centers.
I mean seriously, right now entry barriers have dropped low enough: RocketLab successfully flourishes in small&peaceful(which is bad for rockets) New Zealand.
 

silentlurker

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Yep, there are startups and plans for local space launch centers.
I mean seriously, right now entry barriers have dropped low enough: RocketLab successfully flourishes in small&peaceful(which is bad for rockets) New Zealand.
Could you give some examples? I personally doubt cheap LEO cubesats have much in common with military space projects.
 

Gloire_bb

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Could you give some examples? I personally doubt cheap LEO cubesats have much in common with military space projects.
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Yes, small, on-demand launchers have a military role.
If anything, governments/military in many countries have a significant role in grooming them, and probably will be even more important in sustaining them in a longer run.
Market alone clearly doesn't need too many of those.
 

gelgoog

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Other than Surrey Satellite Technology I can't think of anything the UK has in the space sector to be honest.
In launchers there is loads of talk of making launch sites, or private enterprises, but I have heard of zero launches so far.
The only UK launch capable hardware was Black Knight and Blue Streak in the 1960-70s which led to the Black Arrow launcher.
But like I said the UK government cancelled the program. They don't even make their own SLBMs.
 

silentlurker

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For example,
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Yes, small, on-demand launchers have a military role.
If anything, governments/military in many countries have a significant role in grooming them, and probably will be even more important in sustaining them in a longer run.
Market alone clearly doesn't need too many of those.
Considering they've only launched suborbital rockets, I wouldn't consider them a space company
 

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