35th Satellite Communications Systems Course

27 September - 1 October 2021

Latest Insights for the Satellite Communication Systems industry

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

About the course

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.

This is allowing the satellite industry to grow as never before, becoming a key technology to a future where continuous, reliable connectivity around the globe is essential.   It is estimated that in the next 10 years there will be an increase in number of satellites in orbit from a few thousand to around 60,000.

“The IET Satcoms course was really great as content and knowledge transferred, but it was also the result of fantastic organisational work!”

“Great idea having these projects! Allows you to put it all together on a practical project and on a team basis.”

“Fantastic course - so much hard work but rewarding. Thanks to all, particularly the course organiser who did a good job. Thank you.”

"As an electronic engineer returning to a technical leadership role, the IET satellite communications course provided me with an excellent introduction to SATCOM technologies, and terminology. I would thoroughly recommend the course for any engineers or managers entering this complex and challenging domain."
 Dave Dean, Senior Principal Engineer, Dstl


  • David Bookham, Consultant Engineer
  • Dave Davis, Technical Director, VT iDirect
  • Barry Evans, Professor of Communications, University of Surrey
  • Gorry Fairhurst, Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Aberdeen
  • Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • David Jowsey, Satellite Products, BT Media & Broadcast
  • Tim Tozer, Professor of Communications, University of York
  • Tim Waterfield, Senior Specialist – Antennas, Airbus DS


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

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

Now in its 35th year, the IET’s SATCOMS course programme has the best academics and specialist speakers from industry who will present a comprehensive overview of satellite communication technology and applications, so delegates can learn all the necessary practical skills required for design engineers.