The commercial space and satellite sector is growing rapidly as demand for space data and satellite enabled communications increases and access to space and space data becomes more cost effective.

Over £360 billion of UK economic activity is already supported by satellite infrastructure and, with an ambitious national space strategy in place to more than double the UK’s share of the global space economy by 2030, the sector is set to grow exponentially.

It has never been more vital to make sure you have the right space lawyers on board to get your project off the ground.

Satellite in Cornwall

Our services

Aerospace Cornwall

As legal experts in the IP field who are also embedded in the space and aerospace sectors, Foot Anstey’s space law team were commissioned by AeroSpace Cornwall to support a number of businesses with legal advice in relation to their ongoing intellectual property issues.

Goonhilly Earth Station

With a multi-million pound investment to develop the world’s first commercial deep-space communications station, capable of tracking future missions to the Moon and Mars, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd brought Foot Anstey space law procurement experts on board as a part of the team.

Spaceport Cornwall

Spaceport Cornwall delivered the first launch of spacecraft from UK soil in 2022, working with Virgin Orbit. Working closely alongside Spaceport Cornwall’s other professional advisers, Foot Anstey’s space lawyers became key members of the mission team.

Our affiliations

Space Energy Initiative

Helping nations achieve Net Zero with Space-Based Solar Power and creating new commercial opportunities.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Data and Space Industry Advisory Group

A dynamic group of business leaders and space industry experts whose mission is to enable the growth of the space and data clusters in Cornwall.

Cornwall Space Cluster

Foot Anstey is embedded in the Cornwall Space Cluster and is increasingly supporting the development of space ecosystems across the UK, in line with the National Space Strategy.

Featured in the West of England Space Strategy

Helping to grow the space sector with new technologies that address social and environmental challenges.

South West Regional Defence & Security Cluster

The SWRDSC is the first pan-Defence and Security cluster in the UK.

UK Space Capabilities Catalogue

A comprehensive source of information that outlines a number of organisations that work within the UK space ecosystem.

Innovate UK/KTN Space Sector Landscape Map

Connecting the UK’s growing Space community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.

‘Start Me Up’ – The UK's First Orbital Launch

In a mission enabled by the UK government, we are proud sponsors of ‘Start Me Up’, the historic first orbital spaceflight from UK soil.

International Academia

Members of the space law team are involved in the emerging field of space criminology, research members of an International Institute of Space Law working group, and have published on radiation risks for space tourists in the LSE Space Policy Journal.

Our people

Foot Anstey’s specialist space law team is embedded in the sector and at forefront of the latest legal developments. Our space lawyers support businesses and organisations in the upstream and downstream, across the UK and internationally.

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