Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clyde Space announces Scotland’s first satellite launch

Clyde Space, a world-leading supplier of CubeSat, Nanosatellite, Small Satellite and spacecraft systems, made a recent announcement that Scotland will be launching the country’s first ever satellite on June aboard a Russian rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Taking part in United Kingdom’s Space Agency mission, UKube-1 nanosatellite will utilize GPS technology to measure plasmaspheric space weather and examine how cosmic radiation can help enhance the security of communication satellites. Moreover, UKube-1 will also carry five experiments targeted at U.K students.

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland called the project “one small satellite for Clyde and a giant leap for their extraterrestrial export business and a new hope for space science in Scotland.”

Clyde Space got a visit from First Minister Salmond, Russian Federation consul general Sergey Krutikov, and Scottish Enterprise chief executive Lena Wilson to have a look at the nanosatellite.

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