LaunchUK: Opportunities in space for design engineers


Claire Barcham, Satellite Launch Programme Director, UK Space Agency

As part of its ambition to grow the UK’s share of the global space market to 10% by 2030, the Government has announced exciting plans to take the UK into the commercial space age by enabling small satellite launch and spaceflight from UK spaceports.

Building on the growing global demand for safe, low cost access to space, the UK Space Agency is leading a major programme of work to help the UK’s engineers, scientists and academics to seize new opportunities to get involved in our thriving space sector.


  1. The Government’s ambitions to enable commercial small satellite launch and spaceflight from UK spaceports
  2. How the UK Space Agency is supporting companies to offer new launch services
  3. The opportunities for design engineers to get involved in the UK’s thriving space sector