The Satellite Applications Catapult has been established by the Technology Strategy Board to support UK industry and become a world-class centre for the development and commercial exploitation of space and satellite-based products, services and applications.
It is one of a seven-strong Catapult network of world-leading technology and innovation centres of excellence – an initiative strongly supported by UK government – set up to help businesses take innovative ideas through to commercialisation.
During early 2013, the Satellite Applications Catapult was merged with the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) based in Harwell. Moving forward, the Catapult will build upon ISIC’s significant achievements, sharing a vision to become the catalyst for growth in the space sector.
The Satellite Applications Catapult brings invaluable resources, including expertise and new facilities, to enable the best businesses, researchers and end-users to work together and with the Catapult to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications.
The merged organisation works with businesses of all sizes and complexities, academia and end-users, providing an accessible collaborative environment to help realise the UK space sector’s recognised growth potential. It also provides a unique European capability with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Climate for Environmental Monitoring from Space (CEMS) facility an Operations Centre, Security and Resilience Centre, Visualisation Suite and Spark Centre.