(PRWEB UK) 13 April 2012

The Satellite Applications Catapult centre, which will help UK businesses develop new satellite-based products and services, will be established by a consortium of industry pioneers including; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Logica, Astrium GEO-Information Services, Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL) and Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Ltd.

A delivery team will be established with the consortium members, the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC), UKspace and the University of Surrey.

The Technology Strategy Board is the government agency that oversees the establishment of the Catapult. It will work with the consortium to help establish the centre, which is expected to open later in the year.