The Island is home to the Space Data Association and the International Institute for Space Commerce.

The Isle of Man has quickly become recognised as an ideal location for space-related industries, and four out of the ten top satellite companies in the world now have a presence here.

The Island is also host to the International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC) - the result of a partnership between the  International Space University (ISU) and the Manx Government.  It aims to become a leading think-tank in the study of space economics, and is based in the International Business School.

Almaz Crew Module 04

Manx satellite operators themselves have formed the Space Data Association (SDA), which has had a great impact on the industry since 2009. It seeks to improve the safety and integrity of satellite operations, and to improve management of the shared resources of the space environment and the RF spectrum.