Surprise Visit from Government Minister Ed Vaizey

We had a surprise visitor tour SNAP Sentinel-1 course yesterday – Government Minister Ed Vaizey! The Minister of State for Culture & the Digital Economy dropped in on the sell-out workshop while at Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell for the UK Space Security Conference. Andrea Minchella showed Ed how satellites can show changes in the Earth’s surface after earthquakes to the nearest centimetre. Vicky Lucas had excellent feedback from delegates and after meeting Ed she says he is welcome to join the next course too – on March 8-9. Email to book your place on

Ed Vaizey & Andrea Minchella