In the realm of space exploration and technology, a fascinating concept has emerged that has the potential to reshape how we approach manufacturing and assembly beyond the confines of our planet. This concept is known as “in-orbit manufacturing.” Unlike traditional manufacturing methods that heavily rely on launching fully assembled products from Earth, in-orbit manufacturing envisions […]
The number of man-made objects in orbit around the Earth that no longer serve any useful purpose is on the rise as launch costs decrease dramatically. These objects can range from discarded rocket stages to small screws and paint chips. This debris poses a significant threat to satellites and spacecraft in orbit, as well as […]
In-space manufacturing is a rapidly developing field with the potential to revolutionize space exploration and make it far more sustainable. We’ll be exploring the various techniques and technologies that make in-space manufacturing possible, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with this new frontier. One of the primary advantages of in-space manufacturing is that […]
Satellite constellations are networks of small satellites that orbit the Earth, providing a range of services, from global internet connectivity to weather monitoring and earth observation. In recent years, several companies, government agencies and universities have launched satellite constellations, with the goal of providing universal connectivity and improving our understanding of the planet. In this […]
Scotland has long been at the forefront of innovation, from the creation of the telephone to the development of penicillin. Today, Scotland’s pioneering spirit continues to thrive in the space industry. Space Scotland is a leading organization in the space sector, and has been dedicated to supporting Scotland’s space ecosystem since 2016. The organization’s mission […]
The space industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. It is valued globally at more than £400 billion and in the UK alone it generates more than £16 billion and supports 42,000 jobs around all the regions of the UK.
Space mining is the process of extracting valuable minerals and resources from celestial bodies such as asteroids, the Moon, and Mars. While space mining is still in its early stages, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we access resources and explore the universe. One of the biggest advantages of space mining is the […]
Reusability is a crucial aspect of space industry efficiency. The idea has gained significant attention in recent years. It refers to the ability of spacecraft and launch vehicles to be used multiple times, reducing the cost of space exploration and making it more accessible to private companies and individuals. In this blog post, we’ll explore […]