Director – Launch

Matthew Archer

Biography

Matthew is Director of Launch at the UK Space Agency, responsible for achieving the first small satellite launch from Europe and helping the UK become the leading provider of commercial small satellite launch services (Europe) by 2030.

Since joining the UK Space Agency in January 2018, Matt has worked as Commercial Space Director, where he was responsible for delivering HMG’s ambition of creating a safe and sustainable commercial market for small satellite launch in the UK by 2030, including enabling the first launch from Europe. Matt has also worked as Head of EU Exit where he was responsible for all negotiations and preparations for EU withdrawal, and subsequently led the UK Space Agency’s advice on OneWeb’s acquisition. Before 2018 Matt undertook a range of strategy, policy, and delivery roles in HM Revenue & Customs.

Matt graduated from Southampton University having studied Economics.

Director – Launch

The director is responsible for achieving the first small satellite launch from Europe and helping the UK become the leading provider of commercial small satellite launch services (Europe) by 2030.

UK Space Agency