11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Civil Aviation Authority

Civil Aviation Authority



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The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK’s aviation and aerospace regulator. Its work to regulate and oversee spaceflight is designed to safely enable the emerging UK space sector.

This includes the licensing of launch; spaceport; range; and satellite operators and granting permissions for sub orbital rocket launches. We also monitor and oversee the industry to make sure it is complying with the highest levels of safety.

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Colin Macleod

Civil Aviation Authority


Wednesday 06 March


11:20 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Space launch - is there room for everyone?

Matthew Archer

Missions and Capabilities Director for Launch,
UK Space Agency

Jörn Spurmann

Chief Commercial Officer,
Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA)

Colonel Robert Long

President and Chief Operating Officer,
Space Florida

Paul Cremin, MBE

Head of Spaceflight,
Department for Transport

Colin Macleod

Head of UK Space Regulation,
Civil Aviation Authority

Debbie Strang

Chief Operating Officer,
SaxaVord UK Space Port

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