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British companies fly to US to showcase potential for space data

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Seven British start-ups backed by Innovate UK, UKTI and Satellite Applications Catapult demonstrate how space data can benefit the world.

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Seven of the most promising British start-ups that are focused on changing the way we access, use and evaluate data from satellites, are travelling to the United States to pitch for new business and investment this week.

With every new space technology developed, the possibilities for using space to improve the way we work on Earth increases. Each of the companies has a unique offering, but all are closely involved with space data, such as Earth Observation (EO), space imagery and analytics.

Seven companies will take part in the mission. Five of the companies are being funded by Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, and the UK Science and Innovation Network, and mission partner the Satellite Applications Catapult, based in Harwell Oxfordshire, is taking 2 companies.

Space Mission 2.0, led by Innovate UK, is taking place in Houston, Texas between the 15 and 20 November 2015. The UK delegates will attend the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition (SpaceCom) in Houston and will meet with leading companies and investors in the field of satellite applications and space technologies.

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