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Satellite 2019

6 May, 2019 - 9 May, 2019

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The Department for International Trade is hosting the UK Pavilion at Satellite 2019.

About Satellite 2019

Satellite is a global show, where anyone from anywhere in the world who is looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity can join thousands with the same mindset. The show’s audience is continually growing and becoming more diverse as satellites play a larger role in connectivity for different markets. Satellite 2019 will showcase cutting-edge technologies, the hottest products, and next generation applications for buyers from the enterprise, finance, media, military and government, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

Get Involved with Satellite 2019

  • Take one of six exhibition spaces on the UK Pavilion and showcase your products and services to a global audience for just £3,000 Ex VAT
  • Register your UK Capabilities and be part of the UK Company Directory​
  • Increase your brand awareness with exclusive sponsorship opportunities​
  • Book 1-2-1 meetings with global companies and buyers on the UK Pavilion​

DIT activity at Satellite 2019

DIT is very pleased to be hosting for the first time a UK Pavilion at Satellite 2019. This represents a significant stepping up in our support to the UK space industry as we seek to work with companies to help grow the sector, deliver new exporting success and to help companies break into the US space market. Satellite 2019 is the premier event in the satcomms calendar so we are delighted to be supporting our companies and to help raise the profile of the UK’s excellence at this truly international event.  

DIT will be hosting international buyers and companies on the stand for 1-2-1 meetings with UK companies. We will have dedicated space for six UK companies to showcase their brand and products to an international audience for the duration of the event, and we are producing a sector specific UK company directory. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to register your interest in any of these commercial opportunities. There are also unique event sponsorship opportunities which will enhance the presence of any UK company attending the event; for further information please email:

The UK is a global hub for satellite manufacturing, operation and application development. Currently the UK space industry employs around 42,000 people in a diverse environment from launch systems to satellite applications. Space therefore forms a critical part of the domestic UK infrastructure and has both political and environmental significance.

Please note, registering to be part of the DIT programme does not provide you with access to the exhibition. Please register for a Satellite 2019 visitor pass via the show organiser's official website.

Visit the Satellite 2019 Official Website

About the sector

Innovative. Ambitious. Commercially successful. The UK space industry is thriving. A combination of world-class academic capabilities, dynamic private-sector companies and strong government support is helping our space industry grow while securing the UK’s reputation as a leading space nation. Worth £14.8bn today, a clear strategy exists to raise the UK space industry’s revenue to £40bn by 2030. As a government priority sector with broad capabilities and growth momentum our space industry currently represents an attractive opportunity for businesses looking to locate and build their organisations in the UK.

The value of the UK space economy, and its importance to the many sectors of the UK economy, has been recognised by the UK government. They have ambitions to make the UK a global player in the new space economy and have backed these ambitions with actions including:​

  • Partnering with industry to form the Space Growth Partnership​
  • Increased UK investment in the European Space Agency​
  • Funding and support programmes for R&D​
  • The creation of the Satellite Applications Catapult to drive innovation and knowledge transfer​
  • Removing barriers for exporting​
  • New legislation to develop commercial launch services
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To participate in the DIT activity at Satellite 2019, please register here:

Register your interest

Please note, registering to be part of the DIT programme does not provide you with access to the exhibition. Please register for a Satellite 2019 visitor pass via the show organiser's official website here.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding DIT's activity at Satellite 2019, please contact us on