- Oct 9, 2009
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As part of the speech, Mr Johnson will announce:
A new agency dedicated to artificial intelligence
The creation of a national cyber force to protect people from online harm
A new "space command", which will be capable of launching a first rocket in 2022
Boris Johnson says "the safety of the British people must come first" as he outlines a new package.www.bbc.co.uk
There more detail in this article.
The RAF said that Space Command will be a joint organisation staffed by personnel drawn from all three UK armed services, MoD civilians, and members of the commercial sector at the RAF Air Command site at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The service explained that Space Command would bring together three functions: space operations, space workforce generation, and space capability under a single two-star military commander. A senior RAF source told Janes on 2 February that new organisation would likely be up and running by early summer.A Royal Air Force (RAF) air commodore is to lead the UK’s new Space Command when it stands up later this year as a joint organisation to run the country’s military space...www.janes.com
From last year, a little bit more background (note that the headline was slightly misleading):
Creating a Space Command and setting up a Cabinet-level National Space Council are among the initiatives being pursued by leaders in London.