"We want to help the public sector save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions using satellite enabled solutions"
The Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) is a strategic, national programme established and led by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). It was established in 2014 and is delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult.
Increased awareness and number of public sector bodies using space-enabled services and applications by 2020
Accelerate the public sector uptake of space-enabled services and applications to make Government policy delivery and operations more efficient
Government use of space services and applications positively contributes to the wider UK space sector growth target by 2030
UKSA will achieve its outcomes by:
Working collaboratively with the Satellite Applications Catapult, public sector organisations and academia/SMEs/industry.
Ensuring effective and efficient management and use of government resources, optimised for the wider benefit of the UK public sector.
Supporting wider opportunities for growth in line with UK Space Agency targets
UKSA will construct a programme centred around three objectives:
Raising awareness of space and satellite enabled services:
Establish a critical and neutral long-term relationship with Government Departments to understand their priorities and needs
Create opportunities for Government-to-Government dialogue and Government-to-Industries and academics dialogue
Inspire and educate potential new users and dispel the myths over costs and technical aspects
Improving access to data, information and services
Identify the barriers that the public sector faces in relation to using satellites technology data and services, and where possible define actions to remove them
Establish a space data catalogue to see where efficiencies can be made