6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Doug Liddle

CEO. In‑Space Missions Ltd

Speaker profile

After leaving Oxford in 1993 with an MA in Physics, Doug joined the Defence Research Agency (now QinetiQ) to work on all things space, including radar surveillance, space radiation, spacecraft dynamics and military communications systems.

In 2001, Doug moved to Surrey Satellites to become a spacecraft systems engineer. Over the following years, he developed several new spacecraft including Europe’s first Galileo demonstrator satellite, GIOVE-A; ran the Science and Exploration business unit; and delivered multiple satellites and optical imaging payloads including the UK’s first cubesat.

In 2015, Doug created In-Space Missions, a company founded to develop new space enabled services and offer expert consultancy to industry, academia and government. Since 2015, Doug has variously run the UK’s rocket programme; led the technical development of a disruptive innovation centre; developed a commercial demonstration platform for space; and initiated a company delivering real time video and immersive experiences from space. Doug also sits on a number of industry boards (UKspace, Space Growth Partnership, and SPRINT) and takes an active interest in STEAM outreach.

In‑Space Missions Ltd




Wednesday 07 June


11:20 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Fostering the UK space economy

Giacomo Gatto

Associate Partner,
McKinsey and Company

Dr Paul Bate


Doug Liddle

In‑Space Missions Ltd

David Morris

UK Government Space Advisor

Rebecca Evernden

Director for Space,
Department of Science, Innovation and Technology


13:40 - 14:10   |   Small Sats Theatre

From Bedroom to Boardroom – Building a Successful New-Space Company in the UK

Doug Liddle

In‑Space Missions Ltd