The UK Government views space as a key industrial sector and is
supporting industry and academia to advance the UK’s global
position as a leading provider of space-related technologies and
services. In 2010, UK industry and government worked together to
propose an ambitious 20-year strategy to capture 10% of the
estimated £40bn global space market.
Finmeccanica has a world-class portfolio of space capabilities,
supporting satellite manufacturers and operators worldwide, having
been involved in Earth Observation, Scientific Exploration,
Telecommunications and Navigation programmes for over 50 years.
VEGA, Finmeccanica offers a full spectrum of space technologies
and services in the UK, including satellite systems and
applications development, operations support, geo-information
services and communication networks and connectivity. Selex ES also designs and
manufactures optical payloads, solar arrays and radio frequency
equipment for both civil and military applications.
Finmeccanica is a key contributor to the UK Government’s
initiative to strengthen its space industry and is a founding
partner in the International Space Innovation Centre
(ISIC) at Harwell. As such, Finmeccanica is uniquely
placed to help organisations develop long-term competitive
advantage for the UK through the development and application of
- Integrated Communications –
Finmeccanica develops and markets new services for satellite
systems, as well as building and managing communications networks
that integrate satellite and ground-based infrastructure, with the
aim of responding effectively to the needs of the business and
institutional markets, media and broadcast sectors, and global
Programme and Project Support – Finmeccanica
provides the management support that enables clients to
successfully transform strategy into measurable benefits. Based on
complete understanding of systems architectures, we work with our
clients to plan and deliver complex programmes to achieve
successful outcomes with low operational risk.
End-to-End Ground Systems – Our end-to-end
ground segment offering includes the procurement or development of
ground segment systems, and, more importantly, the overlying system
and programmatic aspects.
Simulations and Modelling – Finmeccanica
has developed many operational simulators and has been instrumental
in the development of the European Space Agency’s simulation
infrastructure. Through our heritage, we have developed a
portfolio of smart solutions to support the complete programme
Training Solutions – Finmeccanica combines advanced
learning practices, technology-based training and performance
support techniques to identify and bridge human capability gaps,
ensuring organisational performance improvement.
Systems and Operations Engineering –
Finmeccanica’s staff are skilled in all aspects of platform
engineering, geostationary, low Earth orbit and interplanetary
operations and scientific and telecommunication payloads, providing
us with the flexibility and experience to engage with the widest
range of customers, including civil and military programmes.
Hardware Development – We develop and produce optical
payloads, RF equipment, photovoltaic assemblies, power conditioning
& distribution units and robotic arms.
- Mobile Satellite
Services – Offering the
very best in mobile satellite communications, and
providing broadband data and voice services in the world’s
remotest locations with a reliable and easy-to-use