The BBC report that the first satellite to be built in Scotland is due to be launched next year.
BBC News say UKube-1 is being built at the West of Scotland Science Park in Maryhill, Glasgow and is expected to enter orbit in 2013.
UKube-1 systems engineer Steve Greenland is quoted as saying:
“People often ask me what my job is and I tell them that I’m building satellites in Maryhill,” he says.
“Sometimes they don’t believe it. Sometimes they laugh at me.”
Read the full story and watch the video at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17439236
UKube-1 will carry a set of AMSAT-UK FUNcube boards that will provide a 435/145 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW amateur radio communications.
UKube-1 final design approved http://www.uk.amsat.org/2430
Bath TOPCAT Project http://www.uk.amsat.org/1612
Clyde Space http://www.clyde-space.com/
Daily Mail newspaper story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2117610/UKube-1-satellite-First-space-cubesat-Scotland-launch-2013.html
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