UK Space Agency to Discuss the UK’s Approach to Small Satellite Development at Small Satellites 2021

SMi Reports: Mr. Michael Rudd, Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency, will be presenting a briefing on the UK’s approach to small satellite development at April’s Small Satellites conference.

London, United Kingdom, February 04, 2021 --( Small Satellites 2021, set to take place online as a virtual conference on 26th – 27th April 2021, will explore a range of issues surrounding the LEO/GEO small, cube and nano-satellite market, such as regulations, insurance for space missions, rapid prototyping and more.

Attendance to Small Satellites 2021 is just £499 for military and government personnel and £999 for commercial organisation. Registrations can be made at:

Like its key allies, the UK is increasingly reliant on space-based assets for both daily civilian life and military purposes, and so the nation is pursuing ambitious plans for new small satellite launch capabilities.

Backed by a £10 million investment from the UK Space Agency, four UK-made nanosatellites recently launched from a Soyuz launcher. These nanosatellites, no larger than a shoe-box, are designed to track shipping movements and demonstrate the UK’s ability to develop cutting-edge small satellite technology.

With this in mind, SMi Group are pleased to announce that Small Satellites 2021 will enable attendees to hear directly from the UK Space Agency and discover the latest lines of effort in the UK’s small satellite development journey, with the following presentation:

"The UK's Approach to Small Satellite Development"
· Key programmes - team ARTEMIS and Carbonite
· Telecommunication opportunities: connectivity via mesh networks and constellations and future approaches
· The strategic view on future space
Presented by Mr. Michael Rudd, Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency

Mr. Rudd will be joined by 4 other representatives from the UK:

1) 30 Years of Firsts: Pioneering the Small Satellites Revolution
Mr. Andrew Cawthorne, Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

2) Making the Impossible Possible: Exploiting Innovative Small Satellite Systems to Revolutionise Access to Space
Mr. Andrew Vick, Head of Disruptive Technology, STFC-UKRI (Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Research and Innovation

3) Dear Green Small Space
Professor Malcolm Macdonald, Chief of Space Technology, University of Strathclyde

4) Governance of Space in the LEO Era
Mr. Christopher Newman, Professor of Space and Law, Northumbria University

The full conference agenda and speaker line-up can be viewed online at

Small Satellites Conference 2021
26th – 27th April 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsored by Contec

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or

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