The Satellite Applications Catapult is looking for ideas to be tested in space

Study looks for concepts to test in space

The Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK technology and innovation company, is looking for technology ideas to be demonstrated in space.

Opened for submissions until Saturday 15 March, the study, commissioned by the UK Technology and Strategy Board, is part of a feasibility assessment focused on developing a comprehensive inventory of technologies for possible in-orbit testing.

Part of the UK’s drive to expand its share in the global space sector, satellite applications are seen as a key driver for wider growth and development of new space-based services.

"We are looking to identify a list of IOD (in-orbit demonstration) technologies addressing both the upstream and downstream markets, including areas such as maritime surveillance, Galileo PRS, climate applications, carbon monitoring and modelling, fixed satellite broadband, rail transport, air traffic, location-based services, and smart cities," said Satellite Applications Catapult CEO, Stuart Martin.

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s mission is to help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, as well as to bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate new ideas and solutions.

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