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UK space sector survey – Size and Health 2020

The ‘Size and Health of the UK space industry’ survey - the primary source of evidence used to track growth in the sector - opens today.

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In 2020, the survey will be carried out by on behalf of the UK Space Agency, and is now open to responses from space sector organisations across the UK.

The results from the 2018 survey demonstrated significant growth in income, exports and employment, and indirect benefits of satellite services to other industrial sectors worth £300 billion of UK GDP.

In response to the challenges facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 survey represents a ‘light touch’ update of this long-running series. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, and only aggregate anonymised information will be published.

If you have any queries about the survey please contact Greg Sadlier at ( or Alex Leudar at the UK Space Agency (

Published 14 October 2020