Commercialisation of Space

21 November 2017 - 22 November 2017

No.4 Hamilton Place, London


09:00 - 17:00

Conference Summary 

The 2017 President’s Conference will provide a strategic view of the role of commercial space activities in contributing to government ambitions for innovation and growth in the UK space economy.

The conference will give innovators, manufacturers, operators and users the opportunity to engage in an unbiased discussion with government, regulators, investors and educators on the growing impact of commercial space activities to the benefit of the UK economy and society in general.

Topics to be covered 

The Conference will address the innovative commercial space-related developments in all relevant domains, addressing in particular the significance of downstream applications and services as well as the emergence of commercial launch vehicles offering new market opportunities in the UK, in providing:

  • A summary of the evolving economic value of the commercial space market in the UK
  • An overview of government aspirations for space growth and innovation as formulated in the latest revisions to the UK Plan for Growth
  • A showcase for the benefits offered by commercial space-related initiatives exploiting telecommunications, earth observation, positioning and navigation
  • A platform for the emerging commercial launch vehicle market offering the small satellite market low cost UK access to space
  • An analysis of the benefits and challenges associated with the national skill base
  • An understanding of evolving criteria for investment and resulting opportunities
  • A discussion of the regulatory challenges, both in the UK and in the EU, and issues of liability)

Speaker Details

A speaking programme will be available shortly. 

Not Open For Booking

Location Details

No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Royal Aeronautical Society HQ

No.4 Hamilton Place




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