Briefing paper notes UK would no longer be part of EU space tracking programme

One decidedly unexpected effect of a no-deal Brexit would be the UK potentially getting less warning about space debris plummeting towards Earth.

The warning comes in a briefing paper on space and satellites, which notes the UK’s involvement in the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (EUSST) programme. Set up in 2014, this tracks orbiting debris that could pose a risk to satellites and also issues “re-entry warnings”.

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