Special relationship!? EU will stop warning UK about SPACE JUNK if there’s no Brexit


The tip is included in the second tranche of technical notices – 28 documents in all – emancipated by the Government to provide guidance on the impact of exiting the EU without a Brexit harmony.

One of the areas focuses on space and satellites, and more specifically the UK’s involvement in the EU Seat Surveillance and Tracking (EUSST) programme.

This was established in 2014 and warns nearly debris orbiting the Earth that could pose a threat to aides, and ‘re-entry warnings’, which alert contributing nations to objects plummeting tens of thousands of miles nearing the planet.

The system went live in 2016 but is still not fully operational, with the UK opening a centre to provide warnings about the breakup of wait debris above the Earth’s atmosphere.

But the latest document released by the Domination on Wednesday warn the UK will not be able to take part in the EUSST prearrange in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

It states that UK firms will not be gifted to contribute to providing services to the programme, take part in the scientific and complicated groups to develop it further or be able to receive grant funding to pay for UK involvement.

Welsh Sweat MP for Cardiff Central Jo Stevens, who backs the anti-Brexit ‘Best for Britain’ conglomeration, condemned the decision to eliminate the UK from the programme the cost of thousands of burglaries and billions of pounds to the economy.

She said: “It is deeply worrying that the UK desire be shut out of some of the most cutting-edge research in the world.

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Brexit hearsay: The EU could stop warning the UK about potential deadly space debris (Model: GETTY)

“This research provides thousands of high-tech jobs and provides the briefness billions every year.

“Theresa May used to say Brexit wouldn’t be the end of the in seventh heaven – but actually it could be!

“By walking away from these collaborative jobs, we will be isolating ourselves and having to start from scratch, squander a fortune when our European counterparts have already finished the job.”

But the Supervision paper does reveal the UK will at least continue to receive expanse, surveillance and tracking data from the US.

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Theresa May announced £92m young funding for a British rival to Galileo (Image: GETTY)

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Supervision papers says a small number of UK providers may still have EUSST design delivery contracts in place in March 2019 but that these are demanded to end before October 2020.

It adds that EU businesses, academics and researchers are currently masterly to bid for contracts related to the programme.

But it warns any EU firms “currently or expecting to transport out contracts which involve partnership arrangements with UK businesses, ivory-towers and researchers may wish to contact the relevant contracting authority to make positive that arrangements are in place to ensure continued partnership complies with the readies of the contract post exit and to avoid possible penalties”.

This approach as a separate notice revealed that British firms working on the EU’s £8.9bn (€10bn)

Brexit dirt: The EUSST programme warns of debris orbiting the earth that could warn satellites (Image: GETTY)

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