Satellite Applications Catapult

Satellite Applications Catapult

We are a unique technology and innovation company, boosting UK productivity in the Space sector.

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Satellite Applications Catapult is at the forefront of the satellite services revolution, accelerating innovation in space applications for real-world impact.

We are a catalyst for space innovation at Westcott in Buckinghamshire and Harwell in Oxfordshire. As a key player in the Space Tech cluster, we connect companies of all sizes to research institutions to achieve lift-off for satellite tech and space projects to ultimately speed solutions to market and make space more accessible for all.

One of nine Catapults in the UK, our set up will help support and grow Britain’s space sector.

Our facilities, programmes and platforms have been used by hundreds of organisations from a variety of sectors, from agriculture to health tech – raising over £24.2 million of equity capital for our partners.

Facilities at Westcott include:

  • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing facilities, with capabilities that include electronic assembly, mechanical processing, and additive manufacturing services
  • Business Support, Incubation, and Funding packages
  • State-of-the-art prototyping equipment, expertise, and lab spaces
  • Satellite testing capabilities
  • Future networks (terrestrial and non-terrestrial) and communication systems testing

The Catapult programmes also include:

  • Space Commercialisation Engine for start-ups
  • The Westcott Incubator & Accelerator Programme
  • The Disruptive Innovation for Space Capability (DISC) facilities - a unique funding opportunity at Westcott for taking ideas from proof-of-concept to prototype
  • Space Enterprise Labs, which provide access to technology, resources and expertise at centres around the country

As well as this, our unique Space Enterprise Community is a collaborative platform that connects the UK space industry so it can go from strength to strength.

By facilitating connections between industry and academia, we drive economic growth in the field.

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