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Sean McCarthy
Head of Market Intelligence at Satellite Applications Catapult


Sean McCarthy is responsible for coordinating the Market Intelligence programmes of the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The Catapult market programmes include understanding the full range of space and satellite services supply chains. The Market Intelligence team supports Catapult and UK space sector engagement with non-space organisations that have the potential to be growth markets for space services.

In addition, Sean is working with industry to demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of seamlessly joining SatComs with other forms of communications, especially for transport and mobile use.

Prior to the Catapult, Sean was in the Geospatial Intelligence team at QinetiQ, integrating satellite data and other forms of information for use in environmental and transport applications.

Sean has a degree in Biology and Geography and has an interest in energy efficiency solutions and environmental monitoring by terrestrial and space based sensors.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Innovation Panel: What does the satellite world need to create new successful products for the mass market and attract the young population into the industry?