14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

The Space Hub

The Space Hub

The Space Hub


NEW FOR DSEI 2019. The Space Hub is dedicated to the next generation of space and communications technology, showcasing both upstream and downstream capability. Exhibitors include: Airbus D&S, Avanti, MAXAR, Surrey Satellite Technology, Reaction Engines, among others.  


The Space Hub Logo DSEI 2019

DSEI's inaugural Space Hub is sponsored by: 

Thaes Alenia Space logo - DSEI 2019


The Space sector has grown substantially over the past few years. In the UK, it supports over 40,000 jobs across the country and the total income now stands at £14.8 billion. As reported by the UK government, defence and military have seen strong growth, increasing from 2% to 8% of income. Space has become a vital part of the defence industry, with a significant reliance on satellites to provide the data for military operations. 

Space Hub image DSEI 2019

Exhibitors Include

  • Airbus
  • Arralis
  • Avanti
  • Black Sky
  • GovSat
  • Oxford Space Systems
  • Reaction Engines
  • Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Surrey Satellite Technologies
  • Teledyne Technologies



Products & Services

  • Space Platforms
  • Earth Observation / Data Services  Applications  
  • Propulsion
  • Payloads
  • Component Resellers
  • Global Navigation
  • Communications
  • Test Facilities
  • Consultant Services
  • Software & IT

"We're delighted to be returning to DSEI for the first time since 2015. The Space Hub will be the perfect showcase for our Skynet military satellite communications and Earth observation capabilities. We're looking forward to demonstrating some of the sovereign technologies that sit at the heart of the UK's world-leading space sector."

Colin Paynter
Director, Airbus Defence and Space UK


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

Platinum Partners


  • General Dynamics

  • BAE Systems

International Partner


  • UAE Pavillion




Supported By

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  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for International Trade