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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure

Science and Technology Committee
UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Start times: 9.20am (private) 9.30am (public)


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The UK's satellite industry

The session will focus on the UK’s satellite industry, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the satellite manufacturing industry and satellite service providers. MPs will also probe the UK's space data analysis capabilities and explore the UK’s investment in OneWeb. Three panels of experts will give evidence on the steps needed to position the UK as a global leader in the satellite industry.

Witnesses 

Wednesday 8 December 2021 

Panel one, 9.30am:  

  • Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd; and
  • Yasrine Ibnyahya, Director of Advanced Concepts, Inmarsat.

Panel two, approx. 10.15am:  

  • Jon Styles, Director, Assimila; and
  • Hina Khan, Senior Project Manager and UK Stakeholder Engagement, Spire Global Ltd.

Panel three, approx. 11.00am:  

  • Chris McLaughlin, Chief of Government, Regulatory Affairs, and Engagement, OneWeb

Meeting details

At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure
Director of Advanced Concepts at Inmarsat
Founder and Executive Chairman at Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd
At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure
Senior Project Manager and UK Stakeholder Engagement at Spire Global Limited
Director at Assimila
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure
Chief of Government, Regulatory Affairs, and Engagement at OneWeb

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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