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Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL8804, tabled on 6 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government when is the Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Programme due to report.

Answered on

20 October 2020

The Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Programme (SBPP) will explore new and alternative ways to deliver vital satellite navigation services to the United Kingdom which are critical for the functioning of transport systems, energy networks, mobile communications, national security and defence.

The new programme is developing its workstreams and a Request For Information has been sent to industry. Following this, the programme will conduct a number of assessments of potential options for a space-based position navigation and timing capability.