Research & Development
Space in Leicester and Leicestershire
Join the space race from Leicestershire, increasing market penetration and profits by building better data-driven products, services and solutions.
The UK space sector is worth £16.4 billion, and satellites underpin £360 billion per year of wider economic activity. With more than 50 years of history and innovation, the UK has outperformed most nations in developing a modern space industry, and its companies are global leaders.
Leicester is driving new growth and is home to Space Park Leicester, a cluster for research, enterprise and education in space and Earth observation. It draws on the region’s centres of excellence to exploit space-enabled data, develop skills for the space industry and provide low-cost access to space and satellites.