Research and Development

The Satellite Applications Catapult takes part in commercially-focused research and development (R&D) projects, working with or on behalf of industry to deliver satellite-based products or services that are near to market.

We have specialist expertise in Earth observation, satellite communications and positioning, navigation and timing, and work in cross-functional teams with sector specialists to address industry-identified problems. Our work is usually funded either directly by industrial partners or through competitively won collaborative grants from UK or European funding bodies.

In addition, we have formed close links with world-class researchers in the UK’s universities and other research organisations. Acting as a bridge between the research base and industry, we are well placed to build upon blue-skies university research and support its commercialisation.

Further Information about Research and Development

If you would like to talk to us about our Research and Development work, please email

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