Space activities in Glasgow; advanced microspacecraft from Scotland

Clark, C., McInnes, C., Radice, G. and , (2008) Space activities in Glasgow; advanced microspacecraft from Scotland. In: 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, UK, 27th Sept - 1st Oct 2008,

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The City of Glasgow is renowned for its engineering and technological innovation; famous Glaswegian inventors and academics include James Watt (Steam Engine) and John Logie Baird (television), amongst many others. Contemporary Glasgow continues to pioneer and invent in a multitude of areas of science and technology and has become a centre of excellence in many fields of engineering; including spacecraft engineering. This paper will discuss how Clyde Space Ltd and the space groups at both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities are combining their knowledge and expertise to develop an advanced microspacecraft platform that will enable a step change in the utility value of miniature spacecraft. The paper will also explore how the relationship between the academic and industrial partners works in practice and the steps that have been taken to harness resulting innovation to create space industry jobs within a city that was, until recently, void of any commercial space activity.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Clydspace, SpaceART, cubesats
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Radice, Dr Gianmarco
Authors: Clark, C., McInnes, C., Radice, G., and ,
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Research Group:Space Advanced Research Team
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 The Authors
First Published:First published in proceedings of the 59th International Astronautical Congress
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the author

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