Oxfordshire is a major player in both the UK and European space industries.
We are located at the centre of the UK’s space industry, due to the combined presence of the European Space Agency (ESA) and its European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT), based at Harwell Campus.
The UK government’s support of the UK space industry has led to the recognition of Harwell Campus as a focal point for the country’s space sector.
Harwell is currently home to 55 space-related organisations, 66% of which are ‘downstream’ and 34% are ‘upstream’.
Harwell is also situated within close proximity to Swindon (35 miles away) where the UK Space Agency has its headquarters, ensuring that Oxfordshire-based organisations play a major role in how the space sector is shaped in the UK.