National Space Park
The National Space Park (NSP) is a new £75 million centre for the analysis and commercialisation of space-enabled data and space mission development. Based in Leicester, adjacent to the National Space Centre, the Park's first building are expected to be ready in 2019. It is part of the Leicestershire Enterprise Zone and was formally launched in March 2017 as part of the Government's Midlands Engine strategy..
The NSP is a collaboration between the University of Leicester and the Leicester and Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LLEP). When fully open, the Park will combine University research and teaching facilities with a range of research institutions and international commercial partners. Alongside the development of a new generation of cutting-edge satellite technology, the site will be home to detailed analysis of space-enabled data that can transform sectors such as international communications, resource management, environmental monitoring and disaster relief.
The National Space Park will provide a unique environment where:
- Industry and academia can collaborate and exploit opportunities in space and space-enabled research, education and innovation.
- The technology and expertise for harnessing and developing satellite data and space technology will be housed in purpose-built environments.
- A community of businesses, R&D partners, international institutes and academic experts will take advantage of direct access to state-of-the-art equipment and leading-edge university research.