The UK Space industry has been promised almost £200 million of investment do develop state of the art space technology, to support the goal of securing 10% of the space market for the UK by 2030. More than 50 suppliers and organisations took part in the conference, including the UK and European Space Agencies. ESA astronaut Tim Peake was also in attendance. Resource Group's stand at the Conference in Glasgow was manned by Dr Jane Flower, Head of Systems Engineering and Matthew Noonan, Project Manager.
Optimism for UK space engineering and an excitement for the new opportunities provided in this sector, was obvious as exhibitors and delegates networked to find new partners and new projects to get on board. Exhibits included a cut out model of the novel SABRE rocket engine developed by Reaction Engines.
An impressive range of seminars ran alongside the exhibits, with speakers from supplier companies as well as authorities, all with the same message: the global space market is growing, the UK wants a piece of it and we’re well on track to get it.
The Conference included a Conference Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke awards ceremony, held at the Glasgow Science Centre, also attended by Resource Group's, Systems, Software and Solutions division.
Many visitors to our stand were keen to find out more about our skills and experience in safety and mission critical systems. There is an expectation that more satellites will be launched using aircraft-type vehicles rather than vertical launch rockets, and with over 20 years’ experience in development and certification of systems to the highest level of aerospace standards it make us ideally placed to deliver into space.