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

Isle of Skye on Amateur Radio Satellites Sep 24

Paul Robinson 2E1EUB, current holder of the Louis Varney G5RV cup, will be active on the Amateur Radio satellites from the Isle of Skye and Eastern Scotland starting Saturday, September 24.

2E1EUB Portable Satellite Station

2E1EUB Portable Satellite Station

He will be using the call sign 2M1EUB/P and weather permitting Paul will be active from the Isle of Skye for a week and then active for a further week from Cairngorms National Park about 80km west of Aberdeen in grid square IO67VJ.

He says he welcomes skeds, contact details via:

Louis Varney G5RV Cup

Getting started on Amateur Radio Satellites PDF