Satellite Applications Catapult (UK)

The Satellite Applications Catapult coordinates the work of the Technology Transfer Network on behalf of ESA and is the first point of contact for network-wide issues and enquiries.

The Catapult is one of seven such organisations set up in the UK as world-leading centres of excellence in technology and innovation, each focused on a specific area of economic growth. The Satellite Applications Catapult is the centre for the development and commercial exploitation of space and satellite-based products, services and applications.

The Satellite Applications Catapult is located on the Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus near Oxford in the UK. Harwell Oxford is home to internationally renowned large facilities such as the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron & Muon Spallation source. It provides a thriving multidisciplinary environment where the academic research and industrial worlds meet, encouraging innovation and the transfer of knowledge across sector and discipline boundaries.

Harwell Oxford is also the focus for a growing space cluster in the UK. The cluster includes, alongside the Catapult, ESA's European Centre for Space Applications and Telecoms (ECSAT), an ESA BIC, and RAL Space, together with a growing band of commercial organisations.

For further information on the Satellite Applications Catapult see For further information about the Harwell Oxford Science & Innovation Campus see

Key contacts at the Satellite Applications Catapult:

  • Keith Mason – Principal
  • Zoe Gayfer – Programme Coordinator  +44 1235 567337 /