Scottish Companies Head Into Space

Bright Ascension

Bright Ascension stand at the UK Space Agency CubeSat Community Workshop

Scotland seems to be taking advantage of the expanding satellite and space market with several new companies involved in CubeSat development.

Glasgow’s Clyde Space, who are developing the UK Space Agency’s first CubeSat UKube-1, has already established a global reputation and the new start-up Alba Orbital is also based in the city.

It can, however, be all too easy to think of satellites only in terms of hardware, in practice software can be the key part of any satellite.

Fife-based Bright Ascension Ltd develop both onboard and ground station CubeSat software and are currently involved in the UKube-1 project.

Bright Ascension Ltd http://www.brightascension.com/