The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a network of UK technology and innovation companies which aim to drive economic growth through the commercialisation of research. Our aim is to support UK industry by accelerating the growth of satellite applications and to contribute to capturing a 10% share of the global space market predicted by 2030.
We are achieving this by exploiting the innovation potential in the UK industrial and academic communities, by being a focal point where small and medium enterprises, large industry and end users can work together with researchers to challenge barriers, explore and develop new ideas, and bring these to commercial reality.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing significant difficulties for SMEs, start ups, and other small businesses throughout the sector and across other industries. We’re compiling resources from various sources to help businesses through this difficult and uncertain time.
We have included up-to-date information from the Government and HMRC, plus advice and support for companies in the UK and across Europe.
This page will be continually updated so please check back regularly.
We're excited to share our new Projects Hub with you! The Hub showcases our collaborative projects - past and present - that develop real-world applications for satellite technology across our focus areas.
We're launching with a selection of our current projects but will be building up to a full library, so keep an eye out for regular updates.
We focus on three themes across our targeted market areas:
For more information on our 2018-2023 strategy see the link below, and if you’d like to enquire about working with us get in touch below!
Since 2000, coordinated industry and government actions have trebled the size of the sector. With 6% annual growth and one third of our outputs exported, space now supports 14% of UK GDP – some £250bn.
The sector boasts productivity at 2.7 times the national average and is recognised as a vital element of UK economic growth. That growth ambition is to create a sector worth £40bn by 2030.
Read more about the combined space sector strategy in the 2018 Prosperity from Space document below.