<strong>Space Leadership Group to drive the North East’s growing space sector</strong>
Space Leadership Group to drive the North East’s growing space sector
Space Leadership Group to drive the North East’s growing space sector

The North East Space Leadership Group has been newly formed to shape the vision, mission and strategy for the growing space sector in the region. Made up of a diverse range of stakeholders, from senior figures within the industry to academics, public sector and government representatives, the group will support the development of the space […]

Lockheed Martin accelerates UK space strategy as it eyes up new manufacturing investment in North East England for its growing UK space business
Lockheed Martin accelerates UK space strategy as it eyes up new manufacturing investment in North East England for its growing UK space business
Lockheed Martin accelerates UK space strategy as it eyes up new manufacturing investment in North East England for its growing UK space business

Lockheed Martin, a global leader in space systems development, manufacturing and services, is looking for North East businesses and skills organisations to support its plans to develop a bold new future for the UK’s space sector.  Senior executives from the company are in Newcastle today to explore options for its space business, which could potentially […]

Beyond frontiers – Exploring the market opportunity in space
Beyond frontiers – Exploring the market opportunity in space
Beyond frontiers – Exploring the market opportunity in space

By Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England The UK Space Opportunity The UK has a vibrant space economy built on renowned science and technology, along with leading manufacturing and operational capabilities.  There are highly innovative companies based in the UK that are part of an international space economy, with well-established global supply […]

UK Space Agency Support For MAC SciTech, A Revolutionary Life Support Technology
UK Space Agency Support For MAC SciTech, A Revolutionary Life Support Technology
UK Space Agency Support For MAC SciTech, A Revolutionary Life Support Technology

An innovative South Tyneside consultancy is shooting for the stars after receiving support from the UK Space Agency to enable it to develop its revolutionary life support technology. MAC SciTech has developed an out-of-this-world carbon dioxide processing system for space exploration which it hopes will rival technology being trialled by NASA. Six months ago, the […]

North East space sector jobs take off
North East space sector jobs take off
North East space sector jobs take off

A new report by the UK Space Agency has highlighted that the North East’s thriving space sector has led to a jobs boost in the region. The recent ‘Size and Health of the UK Space Industry’ report revealed the number of people employed in the space sector in the North East is up 12% to over 1,000. […]

County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding
County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding
County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding

ISOCOM LIMITED, a County Durham optoelectronic component manufacturer, is working with Northumbria University to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system via the National Space Innovation Programme. Peterlee-based ISOCOM is a leader in the the design, manufacture, and testing of high-quality optoelectronic and microelectronic components for the space, defence and aerospace industries. The […]

SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to earth
SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to earth
SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to earth

Innovative businesses in the North East are at the forefront of a new programme to capitalise on insightful data from satellites and earth based sensors and use it to tackle major problems facing businesses, governments and communities. SAINTS – Situational Awareness Information National Technology Service – will bring together experts from business, universities and the […]

Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race
Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race
Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race

The dynamism and drive of North East businesses is what sets them apart from other UK companies working within the space sector, according to a national space industry leader. Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, was one of several speakers from across the UK who was in Durham today (March 22) for the […]