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35th Satellite Communications Systems Course

September 2021 | 99 City Road Conference Centre, London

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The satellite industry is constantly affected by changes in technology, regulations and investments. In recent years, there has been a major shift from the massive and costly hundred million-dollar traditional satellites to the more cost effective Smallsats. Moreover; almost 126 satellites were launched in 2018 resulting in a 53% rise in launches in the last 5 years. With so many developments happening in the industry, it is important to stay ahead of the game!

Now in its 35th year, IET’s SATCOMS course programme presents a comprehensive overview of satellite communication technology and applications, so delegates can learn practical skills required for design engineers

Join us as we explore the fundamentals of link budgets; spacecraft and earth hardware design & engineering including. antennas; payload and earth station engineering; networks and system design, current commercial and military use as well as likely future trends. The course also features a choice of industry-focussed project exercises that offer the most thorough technical groundings in satellite communications engineering available in the market.

5 Days of Intense Learning including:

  • 5 specialised modules giving an 'end-to-end' overview of the sector
  • Networking opportunities with key influencers and decision makers
  • Understand the commercial and technical aspects of satellite communications
  • Unparalleled line-up of speakers and expert advisors
  • Exclusive tour of the Inmarsat Satellite Control Centre

2019 speakers

  • Alan Howell, Chief Space Segment Architect, Inmarsat
  • Daryl Jones, Head of Advanced Payload Systems, Airbus
  • Dave Davis, Technical Director, VT iDirect
  • David Bookham, Managing Director, BDE Space
  • David Jowsey, Satellite Products, BT Media & Broadcast
  • Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Tim Waterfield, Senior Specialist – Antennas, Airbus DS
  • Tim Tozer, Professor of Communications, University of York

Who should attend?

  • Engineers and technicians looking to develop their knowledge and to gain expertise in the modern satellite communications technology
  • Government and military technologists requiring a wider overview of the satcom industry
  • Students and graduates with engineering and science backgrounds planning their career in satellite communications
  • Corporate, PR, marketing and sales staff requiring a better understanding of satellite communications technology

2019 supporters


Early Bird Registration
(by 20 July)

Member - £1600
Non-member - £1700

Standard Registration
(after 21 July)

Member - £1700
Non-member - £1850
Student - £1000
Military/Government - £1250

One day Module rate
Member - £400
Non-member - £450
Student - £250
Military/Government - £350