Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data


SSGP is a strategic, national, programme funded and led and funded by the UK Space Agency and delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult. The SSGP team is comprised of members from both the UK Space Agency and Satellite Applications Catapult.

UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is an executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, the UK Space Agency is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. We lead the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.

For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency

Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, established by Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. It helps organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and brings together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

For more information see: https://sa.catapult.org.uk

Programme Board

The SSGP programme board is chaired by the UK Space Agency and includes representatives from Innovate UK, Cabinet Office, Home Office, MoD, Defra, Met Office, DFID, Go Science, Satellite Applications Catapult, European Space Agency, Natural England, UKSpace, and Tech UK (industry trade bodies).