techUK/IET Small Satellites & Constellations Conference

Space is a high growth, high productivity sector where the UK punches above its weight, contributing some £14bn (and supporting £250bn) to UK economy and employing 39,000 people.

But Space is experiencing disruptive change; with new technologies, business models and market entrants, and the private sector increasing its share of space financing.

The Government’s Space Growth Strategy has ambitious targets – most of the anticipated growth coming from services and applications (“downstream”). So with “New Space” holding out the promise of cheaper and faster access to space, what innovative services might be enabled by that?


Why Are Small Satellites Integral to “NewSpace”? What are the Implications for Upstream Technology, Downstream Services and Financing Options?
Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult

Small Satellites – Designing & Building in the UK. Now that NewSpace is maturing, where is the industry heading?
Craig Clark, CEO, Clyde Space

Putting Small Satellites in Context with Large and GEO Satellites
Ben Olivier, CEO Thales Alenia Space UK

Panel: “Traditional” GEO Satellites


Dr Stuart Eves, Lead Mission Concepts Engineer, SSTL

Mohaned Juwad, ‎Senior Manager - Spectrum Policy, Intelsat

Peter Aspden UK Marketing Manager, Satcom Business, Airbus
Slides not available

Eva Gonzalez, Manager, Advanced Payload Projects, Inmarsat
Slides not available

Constellations: “Been there, here’s what we’ve learned, and why we’re investing in the next level”
Walter Everetts, Vice President Satellite Operations & Ground Development, Iridium

Panel: Launchers and Spaceports

Philip Davies, Managing Director, Deimos Space UK

Gerry Webb, Managing Director, Commercial Space Technologies Ltd

Panel: Supply Chain

Denis Sutherland, Vice President, Global Business Development, iDirect

Richard Pournelle, Senior VP, Business Development, NanoRacks

Slides not available

Ashley Dove-Jay, Oxford Space Systems

Slides not available

Bart Van Poucke, Vice President, Product Management, Newtec

Panel: Exploiting New Capability – Enabling Apps, Services and Investment

Joanne Wheeler, Bird & Bird (Chair, Satellite Finance Network)

Antonio Franchi, Future Projects Division, Telecommunications & Integrated Applications Directorate, European Space Agency

Tim Just, Head of Space, Innovate UK

Slides not available

Shahida Barick, Head of Satellite Operations, Effective Space UK

Information from the IET

Chairman's Closing Remarks


Join us on 20 March as we welcome @Marthalanefox to techUK for the launch of new @OpenUniversity research on bridgi…
An Urgent and Emergency Care Forum is being created by @NHSDigital and @techUK - Suppliers interested in becoming f…
See how the UK compared to other countries in the @CTATech #innovationscorecard
What functions will our future energy system need to realise our #smartenergy ambitions? What does this mean for te…
.@techUK's @G_Derrington discusses the current concerns from industry when it comes to skills policy and Brexit in…
. @sagegroupplc & @Atos joined us today in supporting a new UK France digital conference announced today by @DCMS.…
Ruth Milligan, Head of Financial Services & Payments @techUK, debunks so pervasive myths around #OpenBanking and hi…