The British Space Agency and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed the “Artemis Accords” on Tuesday, setting out guidelines for lunar exploration. This is stated in the statement released by the British Office on Tuesday.
“The signing of the agreement signals that we are committed to playing a leading role in outer space. We hope to deepen our relationship with the United States in the field of space. The moon and Mars, “the head of the British space agency, Graham Turnock, said in a statement. This agreement was signed within the framework of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which is being held online this year.
It is emphasized that the UK, in particular, will take part in the creation of a circumlunar station Gateway, which will become a transfer point for missions to a natural satellite of the Earth and into deep space. For these purposes, the British authorities have already allocated 16 million pounds ($20.7 million).