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Industry experts questioned on OneWeb deal

16 September 2020

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee holds an evidence session to get a technical overview of UK satellite strategy and of satellite-based broadband against the backdrop of the OneWeb deal.


Thursday 17 September, virtual meeting

At 10.30am

  • Carissa Christensen, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bryce Space and Technology
  • Professor Marek Ziebart, Professor of Space Geodesy, Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Engineering UCL
  • Dr Tim Farrar, President, Telecom, Media and Finance Associates
  • Dr Mark Dickinson, Deputy CTO & VP Space Segment, Inmarsat

The UK Space Agency, the Secretary of State, Alok Sharma, and OneWeb will give evidence to the BEIS Committee at a later date.

On 3 July 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced the UK Government has led a successful bid to acquire OneWeb.

On Thursday, the BEIS Committee will hear from a range of industry experts and explore topics including satellite innovation, cost, design and production methods, the satellite-based broadband market, and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

Please note there is no access to Parliament and the session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members.

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