UK Space Agency part-funds new Clyde Space-built cubesat constellation

by | Mar 27, 2015 | Satellites | 0 comments

The Scottish small satellite maker Clyde Space has teamed with US firm Outernet as constructor to build a new telecommunications satellite constellation consisting of 200 1U cubesats.  The spacecraft which will use an advanced bus using deployable solar panels and accurate attitude control pointing, is being supported by funding from the Government of the United Kingdom via the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Space Program (IPSP).  Initially three prototype spacecraft will be built under a UK£1 million contract.


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