LaunchUK Roadshow - The Midlands

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  • Location University of Nottingham, Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

The UK Space Agency is getting out and about to engage with interested experts and members of the public and to discuss plans for LaunchUK.

Industry Roadshow

If you plan to get your business involved in UK space launch, or support the development of related supply chain opportunities in the Midlands - this event is for you.

It is an exciting time for the UK space sector. The Government is working to enable the launch of small satellites and sub-orbital flights from UK spaceports. New legislation to regulate launch is currently before Parliament. And we are considering proposals to fund the new technology and infrastructure we need.

LaunchUK will spread new opportunity throughout our space and aerospace sectors. We want to explore how the market could develop, what opportunities it offers for new supply chains, and how we can help deliver these benefits across the UK.

We want to hear from organisations that could operate in, supply or enable this new market, so we are hitting the road, visiting Belfast, Nottingham, Harwell, Durham, Cardiff and Glasgow, with briefings and workshops from Government officials and industry experts. 

We will share our thinking and gather your feedback, which will inform the Government’s future vision for UK launch services, our market strategy and regulatory policy.

So if you could operate in, supply or help support the development of a space launch market in the UK, then join the discussion - register now.

Public Open Evening

If you want to find out about small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight from UK spaceports, and what the Government is doing to help realise this ambition, come along to one of our open evenings. They will take place at 6pm on the same day as the industry roadshow, and are open to all. Simply register for a public ticket. 


10:00 - An introduction to LaunchUK - Satellite launch programme - UK Space Agency

10:30 - Launch Market Analysis - Frost & Sullivan

10:50 - Developing the UK's market strategy for space launch - UK Space Agency/Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

11:15 - Regulating space launch - UK Space Agency/Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

11:45 - Future vision of the space market - Adroit/Deimos Space/Avanti/Milway

12:00 - The opportunity for the Midlands - Speaker to be confirmed

12:30 - Networking lunch

14:00 - An afternoon of interactive workshops - including: launch history, technology and practice, supply chain discovery, a regulation roundtable with policy officials, a horizon scanning workshop in support of UK space Agency research, as well as briefings and discussions on spaceflight licensing and the Space Industry Bill.

17:00 - Industry event ends

18:00 - Public opening evening and presentation - UK Space Agency/Civil Aviation Authority

19:00 - Public event ends