Glasgow based CubeSat start-up in The Herald newspaper

Alba Orbital -The Herald February 22 2013Tom Walkinshaw’s Glasgow based start-up Alba Orbital was featured in the Friday, February 22 edition of The Herald. It was even mentioned on the newspapers front page.

Tiny satellites known as CubeSats have traditionally been used for amateur radio communications and other educational purposes. Alba Orbital proposes to use CubeSats to send people’s ashes into space.

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Alba Orbital make Shell top 10

Alternative use for CubeSats

Alba Orbital make Shell top 10

CubeSat_ModelGlasgow based Alba Orbital, who aim to use CubeSats for Space Burials, have got through to the national round of a major start-up competition.

They now need your help to go one better and win £1000 for their Space Start-up.

There is a 1 minute elevator pitch video on the Shell Livewire site describes their plans for the company.

You can vote for Alba Orbital at

Alba Orbital believe Space is important and more start-up satellite companies should be succeeding!

Thanks for your support,

Tom Walkinshaw
Founder, Alba Orbital

Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards

BBC Radio Scotland interview with Tom Walkinshaw of Alba Orbital

Alba Orbital use the MAKlab Studio in Glasgow, for manufacturing their prototype satellites

Alba Orbital

Alternative use for CubeSats

While radio amateurs use CubeSats for communications Glasgow based Alba Space is planning to use them for Space Burials.

Alba Space say they aim to use CubeSats to carry cremated ashes into Space and their longer term aims include helping open access to Space.

The company’s founder Tom Walkinshaw was interviewed recently on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland show.

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