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Innovation In County Durham

Matching what's needed with what's possible.

Satellite Applications News

The space and satellite market offers substantial and multiple opportunities for your business and you will find all the support you need to grow and thrive in the North East.

Read on below to find out the latest updates.

County Durham joins leading European communities in Urban Air Mobility Initiative

County Durham joins leading European communities in Urban Air Mobility Initiative

Thursday, 06 December 2018

County Durham has joined a network of innovative cities and regions across Europe in an initiative to nurture the development of airborne smart mobility, which includes services such as air taxis and ambulances delivering medical equipment.

SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to Earth

SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to Earth

Thursday, 22 November 2018

INNOVATIVE businesses in the North East are at the forefront of a new programme to capitalise on insightful data from satellites and earth based sensors and use it to tackle major problems facing businesses, governments and communities.

Satellites are a vital tool for studying the earth’s surface – but so is a good pair of boots

Satellites are a vital tool for studying the earth’s surface – but so is a good pair of boots

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Professor Peter Clarke, Professor of Geophysical Geodesy & Head of Group (Geomatics) at Newcastle University discusses satellites as a tool for studying the earth’s surface.

Free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges

Free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges

Friday, 26 October 2018

Government departments, emergency services and local authorities will receive free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain, under plans announced today by Science Minister Sam Gyimah.

Commercial launch of e2E’s innovative communication terminal for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Commercial launch of e2E’s innovative communication terminal for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

e2E Services Limited (e2E), the provider of communications engineering and technical consultancy services to the satellite communications market, has launched a low-cost, low power, compact and lightweight satellite communication terminal, called e2Eaccess UAS-I, for enhancing communications connectivity of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).

North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence Welcomes Galileo announcement

North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence Welcomes Galileo announcement

Friday, 31 August 2018

A commitment to inject £92 million to study the feasibility of a national alternative to the EU’s Galileo satellite system has been welcomed in the North East.

Lexicon to use Waze data and space tech to plan future cities and help solve global traffic chaos

Lexicon to use Waze data and space tech to plan future cities and help solve global traffic chaos

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Lexicon Science, a developer of new technologies using space data, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, will help reduce congestion on the roads through the use of data from real time crowdsourced navigation app, Waze. 

Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race

Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race

Friday, 23 March 2018

THE DYNAMISM and drive of North East businesses is what sets them apart from other UK companies working within the space sector, according to a national space industry leader.

Building links and removing silos is key to space success

Building links and removing silos is key to space success

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Space is more accessible than people think. As the North East space and satellite sector has shown, it is not just about future manned missions to Mars, it is also about doing practical things every day.

Satellite rocket launch could fuel 100 jobs

Satellite rocket launch could fuel 100 jobs

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

AN ENTREPRENEUR who dreamt of being an astronaut as a child will oversee a rocket launch from North East soil when his company sends scores of tiny satellites into space.

BLOG: Is Data Your Thing?

BLOG: Is Data Your Thing?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Graeme Miller, Innovation Development Manager talks about finding the solution to data problems.

Meet the North businesses helping the race for space

Meet the North businesses helping the race for space

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The global space industry is expected to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2040. Ahead of a conference in Durham dedicated to the potential the burgeoning sector offers North East businesses, The Northern Echo looks at some of the pioneering companies making significant advances in the industry.

BLOG: How innovation is democratizing space

BLOG: How innovation is democratizing space

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Adina Gillespie, Head of Applications of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd tells us how innovation is democratizing space. Over the last three decades or so, the economics of getting a satellite into orbit have been transformed, democratizing space and the use of the data collected from sensors hundreds of miles above the earth. The opportunities presented by space technology have never been greater.

NorSS brings 16 years’ space expertise to the industry

NorSS brings 16 years’ space expertise to the industry

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A SPECIALIST space awareness and surveillance company is helping to develop the UK as an ‘international space power’ backed by years of experience in the industry. 

Five entrepreneurs win through to space incubation programme

Five entrepreneurs win through to space incubation programme

Thursday, 08 February 2018

FIVE North East entrepreneurs have won coveted spots with a space incubation programme designed to help their businesses scale up and soar.

BLOG: Satellite Data in the Maritime Sector

BLOG: Satellite Data in the Maritime Sector

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Catherine Johns, Innovation & Business Growth Director talks about accelerating space innovation in the North East.

Business Durham has appointed Urban Foresight to lead an open innovation programme to support the growth of the North East space sector. As part of the Satellite Applications Catapult Centre of Excellence (CoE), the programme aims to accelerate space and satellite related innovations and bring more investment into the North East. 

BLOG: Funding for new satellite applications

BLOG: Funding for new satellite applications

Friday, 19 January 2018

As Innovation Development Manager I’m often asked “is there any funding to develop our idea”? Generally, the answer is ‘yes’, there are a number of ways to fund new ideas and bring them to reality. There is also a whole host of support available to help.

Why the North-East's space and satellite industry is primed for the next stage in its journey

Why the North-East's space and satellite industry is primed for the next stage in its journey

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Catherine Johns, Business Durham's innovation and business growth director, tells The Northern Echo how the region's space and satellite industry is primed for the next stage in its journey

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