Advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space Solutions Worldwide
  • Home
  • /
  • Space
  • /
  • Dr Paul Bate to give keynote speech at Space-Comm Expo

Space

Dr Paul Bate to give keynote speech at Space-Comm Expo

UK Space Agency CEO Dr Paul Bate will be giving a keynote speech at Space-Comm Expo this week at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (6th-7th March).

Above: Dr Paul Bate has been CEO of the UK Space Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), since September 2021.
Courtesy Hub Exhibitions

Dr Paul Bate, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said: “Space-Comm Expo 2024 will bring people together from across business, academia and government, science, innovation and technology, to showcase the wealth of opportunities available within the space sector and beyond. We are looking forward to welcoming attendees from across the UK and internationally, forging new collaborations and championing the benefits of space.”

Advertisement
ODU RT 2

Space-Comm Expo is the UK’s biggest space industry event, with over 4,000 attendees, 200 exhibitors and 100 international speakers, exploring major issues created by a new global space race including commercialisation, collaboration, exploration, security, sustainability, investment and regulation. The event organised by Hub Exhibitions and is now expanding to a series of Space-Comm Expo events at London ExCeL, Glasgow SEC and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Space-Comm Expo attendees this year will include leaders from UK Space Agency, Departments of Trade and Transport, Ministry of Defence and UK Space Command, as well as Government Ministers and visiting leaders from NASA, the European Space Agency, NATO and international delegations. Suzie Imber, Professor of Space Physics, explorer and astronaut in training is one of the keynote speakers including Ministers, CEOs and CTOs from across the space industry.

The UK space industry is worth an estimated £17.5 billion to the economy with 1,590 organisations employing 48,800 people with government ambitions to grow the UK’s share of the global space economy from 6.5% to 10% by 2030.

Advertisement
Marshall RT 2

Twenty twenty-four is likely to be a pivotal year for the industry with the UK aiming to be the launchpad for Europe from SaxaVord and Sutherland Spaceports in Scotland.  Launch providers Rocket Factory Augsburg, HyImpulse, Lockheed Martin, Skyrora and Orbex will all be attending Space-Comm Expo. Other hot topics are likely to include plans for a new UK commercial astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS), earth observation to combat climate change, the threat of cyber-attacks to satellites, microgravity experiments for health benefits, the challenge of space debris, AI robotic spacecraft and nuclear fusion to power space exploration.   

Space-Comm Expo is supported by all the key associations and bodies including the UK Space Agency, UKSpace, Innovate UK KTN and industry partners include Airbus, BAE Systems, InSpace Missions, Kongsberg NanoAvionics, Lockheed Martin, MOOG, NSI-MI Technologies and Rolls-Royce.

Space-Comm Expo will be at ExCeL London in March next year, Space-Comm Expo Scotland will take place in Glasgow in September and Space-Comm Expo Dubai, UAE, in May 2025.

Advertisement
Advanced Navigation LB 1
UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan aims for the stars after graduation

Space

UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan aims for the stars after graduation

22 April 2024

UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan is a step closer to space after a graduation ceremony today following her European Space Agency (ESA) training.

Orbex secures £16.7m investment

Space

Orbex secures £16.7m investment

19 April 2024

UK spaceflight company Orbex has received £16.7 million from six backers in an update to its Series C funding round.

CLEAR Mission reaches PDR maturity

Space

CLEAR Mission reaches PDR maturity

19 April 2024

ClearSpace today announced that its CLEAR Mission – funded as part of the UK Space Agency’s national debris removal programme – has achieved Preliminary Design Review (PDR) maturity, marking a significant advance in the collective aim of making space operations more sustainable.

Serco renews two key contracts with CERN

Space

Serco renews two key contracts with CERN

18 April 2024

Serco has signed the renewal of two contracts with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), marking a 30-year-long partnership.

Advertisement
Advanced Engineering RT
Hypervine launches unlimited satellite survey service for mining industry

Space

Hypervine launches unlimited satellite survey service for mining industry

18 April 2024

Hypervine, a cleantech business specialising in satellite imagery and data analytics, has launched its new unlimited satellite surveys service.

ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

Aerospace Defence Security Space

ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

16 April 2024

ODU Connectors has introduced its MINI-SNAP Super Shorty, designed to provide a compact solution for large electrical engineering challenges.

Advertisement
Advanced Engineering RT