S3 EP3: A Decade of Innovation with the Satellite Applications Catapult

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In today’s episode, we’re celebrating the Catapult’s 10th anniversary, reflecting on a fantastic decade of ground-breaking innovations and achievements.

The Satellite Applications Catapult has made remarkable strides in advancing satellite technology and its applications. Through innovative research and development, the Catapult has made significant contributions to various sectors – energising these markets, empowering the use of new technologies, and enabling businesses to exploit the power of space.

Over the last 10 years, the Catapult has facilitated enhanced connectivity in remote areas, supported small island nations to build resilience to the devastating impacts of climate change, and started our journey towards establishing a truly renewable energy source from space, and much more besides – all while fostering collaborations between academia, businesses, and government organisations – demonstrating their commitment to pushing the boundaries of satellite technology and leveraging its potential for the betterment of society.

Episode Guests


Stuart Martin


Satellite Applications Catapult

Nafeesa Dajda

Head of Regional Growth

Satellite Applications Catapult

Joel Freedman

Head of Innovation Services

Satellite Applications Catapult

Episode Host


Dallas Campbell

Broadcaster and Writer

Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes, his immersive documentaries lift the curtain on our human planet, giving audiences of all ages and backgrounds an exclusive backstage pass to some of the world’s most fascinating stories, ideas and places.

Beyond television, Dallas is an author, speaker, and ambassador for STEM education. He works closely with several major outreach initiatives which help kids across the UK think creatively about technology and innovation. He works internationally with the British Council’s FameLab project, designing and running workshops for early career academics, helping them hone their science communication skills.


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