A GLASGOW-BASED company hopes to begin rolling out 100 small spacecraft each month to cope with “exponential” demand. Clyde Space wants to construct a purpose-built facility within the next few years to house a manufacturing line similar to that in the car industry. Its staffing levels have risen by 100 per cent annually over the last few years and plans are now in place to expand further on its 75-strong workforce.http://www.computescotland.com/3222.php
Craig Clark, the founder of Scotland's only homegrown space industry business Clyde Space, has been drafted on to the UK Government's new Space Leadership Council and he told The Herald he expects the sector to generate at least £5 billion north of the border over the next 20 years and up to 10,000 jobs. http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/corporate-sme/clark-hopes-new-council-will-help-scotland-s-space-sector-take-off-1.1018608
The cubesats will contain highly sophisticated transmitting and listening equipment capable of sending out signals that can detect raindrops in the Earth's atmosphere. The kit is being developed at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Space Concept Laboratory. http://news.scotsman.com/news/Forecasts--from-space-come.6150273.jp
'Warrick Malcolm, head of public affairs for ADS Scotland, said: "There are genuinely world-class companies in Scotland, but because it is a small sector in economic terms it doesn't get the profile.' http://business.scotsman.com/business/New-funding-for-satellite-device.6071176.jp
Craig Clark of Glasgow-based Clydespace started his business...read more: Telegraph 11th Feb 2010
SCOTLAND is about to enter the space race after creating its own satellite - in Maryhill. Technology firm Clyde Space are developing the technology for the satellite, which will be launched in two years' time. Daily Record, Jun 15 2009.