Space: Contest to design logo for rockets launching from UK spaceports opens to ...

Space: Contest to design logo for rockets launching from UK spaceports opens to ...
Space: Contest to design logo for rockets launching from UK spaceports opens to ...
Attention all budding astronauts! UK Space Agency launches a competition for 4–11-year-olds to design a logo to go on rockets blasting off from UK spaceports in 2022 Entries to the competition can be submitted from now until March 11, 2020  Winners will receive a special prize and may even attend the first rocket launch A second contest — designing a climate satellite — is open to those aged 16+ The UK Space Agency hopes the contest will inspire interest in space missions

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A competition is offering primary-school-age children a shot at designing the logo that will adorn the sides of rockets launched from UK spaceports next year.

The UK Space Agency's contest is open to children all across the country and will run until March 11, 2022, ensuring kids, parents and teachers have time to enter. 

Children can enter either alone, or in teams of up to four people. Entries can be submitted as drawings, paintings or designs developed on a computer.

Winners from each region will receive a special prize, while all entrants will have the opportunity to download their own personalised LaunchUK participation certificate.

Finalists may also have the opportunity, the agency said, to attend the first launch, which will see small climate monitoring and comms satellites carried into orbit.

A second contest — which will see entrants design a satellite to help inform solutions to climate change — is also being opened to older students (aged 16+) and adults.

A competition is offering primary-school-age children a shot at designing the logo that will adorn the sides of rockets launched from UK spaceports next year

A competition is offering primary-school-age children a shot at designing the logo that will adorn the sides of rockets launched from UK spaceports next year

BRITAIN'S FIRST SPACEPORT 

The UK Space Agency selected Sutherland, on Scotland's north coast, as the site for Britain's first spaceport.

The site is being developed by US aerospace and defence behemoth Lockheed Martin.  

The port will boost Scotland's already burgeoning satellite industry.

Outside of the US, Scotland produces more satellites than any country.

It is hoped the UK will launch an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030.

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Following from the Government's National Space Strategy, the UK will be the first country in Europe to host small satellite launches. 

'Next year, small satellites will launch from UK spaceports for the very first time, helping to support our world-leading Earth observation capabilities and create high-skilled jobs across the country,' said UK Space Agency deputy CEO Ian Annett.

He added: 'This competition offers young people the chance to learn more about this exciting activity and hopefully inspire them to be the next generation of space talent and be part of the UK’s thriving

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