Identifying Future Space Sector Skills Requirements

In an effort to help the UK Space Agency (UKSA) support improvements in the supply of skills into the UK space sector, it has commissioned a survey about the skill needs of businesses within or relating to the space industry. Initially, this requires the most appropriate person – someone with responsibility…

Government to explore new ways of delivering ‘sat nav’ for the UK

Government will explore new options for a UK satellite navigation and timing capability programme to support the nation’s critical infrastructure. Government to look at wider range of options for a UK satellite navigation and timing capability, critical for energy networks and communications to maritime, aviation and defence Government will explore…

Astroscale Awarded Grand Prix At The UNESCO Netexplo Innovation Forum 2020

September 22, 2020 – Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market-leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, was today awarded Grand Prix during the UNESCO Netexplo Innovation Forum 2020, out of 10 breakthrough digital innovations which were selected for their disruptive potential. Netexplo, an independent observatory that studies the impact of digital…

SSTL demonstrates new GNSS-R payload capabilities

The successful demo consolidates concept designs for a proposed land sensing ESA Scout mission, HydroGNSS Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully demonstrated GNSS-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) from its 18kg DoT-1 satellite. SSTL has pioneered the new field of GNSS-R with successful payloads on board TechDemoSat-1 and the CYGNSS constellation, and is…

Astroscale UK appoints Sharon Parker-Lines as Operations Director

Astroscale Ltd. (“Astroscale UK”), the UK subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market-leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, today announced the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Sharon Parker-Lines as UK Operations Director effective 1 September 2020. Sharon joins Astroscale with more than 20 years of…

Mark Hewer appointed CEO of Telespazio UK

Telespazio UK announces the appointment of Mark Hewer as CEO of the company. He succeeds Marco Folino, who has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Spaceopal (a DLR GfR and Telespazio company). Mark starts work at the Telespazio UK Luton office on 1 September 2020. Prior to working…

UK space launch sector builds foundation for collaborative future

Industry leaders are urging the UK government to establish world-class rules to enable safe, environmentally conscious and commercially viable space launches from British soil. A series of UK-wide workshops aimed at developing a common industry position across key issues related to a sovereign launch capability have just been delivered by…

SFN launches the Connect Project in collaboration with UKspace

At this unprecedented time of COVID-19, the Satellite Finance Network (SFN) and UKspace are collaborating to provide their respective members with an opportunity to “Connect”. This is an introductory service for skilled individuals and companies to connect with each other across three projects: Connecting Skills, which is a simple introductory…