Satellite Applications Catapult CentreGoverning Board review 8 December 2011Michael LawrenceHead of Special Projects
New name, clearer visionSatellite Applications Catapult:‘generating growth across the economy through new satellite enabled business’Satellites have a unique global reach;• Communications• Broadcasting• Positioning• ObservationOut of scope ‐ Space science, Space exploration, Manned space flight, Expendable rocket launchers, Astronomy
Stakeholder engagement summary• Built on the relationships established by the Space Innovation and Growth Team and the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC)• Well organised and inclusive industry response – Ukspace Trade Association + Intellect + BARSC• Connections being made outside Space sector – e.g. IBM, Google, BMT, Willis Re, SGI, TISICS, Reliance Precision• Strong alignment with new public sector landscape – Space Leadership Council – UK Space Agency, European Space Agency, Met Office, NPL, DSTL – Commercially focused University research activity e.g. Surrey, Reading, Nottingham etc.• Good response to open engagement process – Space KTN Special Interest Group on _connect (1200 members, 63 in TIC group) – Orientation workshop (84 attendees) – Surveys – industry (80 responses), university Business Development (12 responses) – Conference sessions at UK Space Conf, Earth Observation Conf, Venturefest – Specialist workshops – Propulsion, MEMS, Entrepreneurs in Space (Innovate 11)
Broad industry engagement Established Space companiesLarge multi-sector companies Niche Space companies New ventures SME’s looking to grow in the Space sector Non space organisations 4
Market size forecast ‐ 2020Satellite build and satellite services £125 – 190 bn‘Space can increasingly be seen as an important potential source of economic growth, social wellbeing and sustainable development’OECD The Space Economy at a Glance 2011
The challenge – twin valleys of death ces Sustained se rvi Services & ple i & Application ult ions M at Market Orbital & c Ground pli ap Infrastructure es ign ch, d e ar res ie d Appl Failure to CommercialiseBasic Research, Failure to Ideas Industrialise Research
Driving InnovationSatApps Catapult provides end-to-endcapability, with access available to all Data Data Data Satellite Satellite Data Exploitation Satellite Satellite Downlink & Exploitation technology Operations Downlink & & technology Operations & Processing Processing Application ApplicationBenefits: Risk reduction Shorter time to market Capability demonstrations for new customers SME access and connections to new players
Technology Demonstration ‐ in orbit TechDemoSat PayloadLow cost Satellite Management / Planning System TM / TC LinkOperations Centre Payload Data Product Archive Payload Downlink TM / TC Link Payload Downlink Mission Payload Control Centre Manager Payload Operations Engineer SSTL, Guildford Spacecraft Operations Engineer SpacecraftPrototype Applications TM / TC Archive Control Systemand Services – on the ground
SummaryA Sat Apps Catapult will ;• Provide the end to end infrastructure required to link innovative ideas from existing players and new collaborators from outside the Space sector• Prototype and demonstrate new applications – e.g. Mobile communications, Maritime safety, Air Traffic Management, Climate and Environmental Services, Natural resource managementRecommendationTo establish a Catapult centre in Satellite Applications
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