Space technology in the UK: investment opportunities

Space is one of the UK’s most productive and highly skilled industries. Find out about investment opportunities for overseas companies.



There are over 260 companies that make up the space industry in the UK. The last few years have seen average annual growth of 10%. Investment opportunities are available for overseas investors with help available from government and industry.

This guide covers:

  • satellite communications
  • earth observation
  • space security
  • successes in UK space work
  • UK government help
  • partnerships working together
  • location
  • contacting Department for International Trade (DIT) for help
Published 7 April 2014