The ADS Space sector team is committed to supporting the sector by understanding our members’ objectives and challenges, in turn generating relevant new business development opportunities and developing a programme of activities in the form of briefings, networking events and a presence at international events to meet these objectives.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

ADS operates a number of UK space industry groups to support specialist business development requirements. These are open to all members to join, giving them access to the information from the groups

Boards and Committees

ADS runs a number of dedicated Boards and Committees for members which are focused on the strategic planning and operational delivery relating to topics of importance for the sectors.

Policy work

The policy team works with the government to shape the political, economic and business environment within which our members operate. For the space sector, working with the government also influences capability requirements and leads to business opportunities.


We facilitate the showcasing of space and defence space capabilities by co-ordinating UK Pavilions and exhibitor opportunities at key global space exhibitions and events. We also host topical monthly Member briefings cover key domestic and international space related programmes and initiatives.

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Business Development

ADS has dedicated resource looking at markets and opportunities across the world. This information can be accessed in The Business Development Centre in the Members Area.

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Contact us

Contact us to find out more about any of the areas that you may be interested in.