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November 24, 2023

Open Cosmos Rockets Ahead with £5M UK Government Project for Space Innovation

The visionary trailblazer in complete satellite mission management, has clinched an £5 million project from the UK

In a celestial leap forward for the UK space industry, Open Cosmos, the trailblazing provider of end-to-end satellite mission management, has secured a stellar £5 million project from the UK government's Space Clusters and Infrastructure Fund (SCIF). Hot on the heels of the groundbreaking $50 million Series B funding in September, the largest space tech funding round in the UK this year, Open Cosmos is poised to propel innovation to new heights. Buckle up as we explore how this cosmic infusion is set to redefine the UK's space landscape.

Open Cosmos is set to embark on an ambitious expansion, utilizing the funding to supercharge its manufacturing and R&D capabilities tailored for the microsatellite and constellation markets. The Harwell campus, Open Cosmos' technological haven, is gearing up with cutting-edge additions like a vibration table and a TVAC chamber, crucial components that will not only double satellite production capacity but also pave the way for building larger satellites.

This venture is more than just technical prowess; it's a strategic alliance with Space Park Leicester, a £100 million space hub established by the venerable space experts at the University of Leicester. Open Cosmos is not just reaching for the stars; it's weaving a constellation of partnerships to democratize space accessibility.

As the celestial tapestry unfolds, Open Cosmos stands at the forefront of democratising access to critical space infrastructure. CEO and founder, Rafel Jorda Siquier, envisions a future where the UK's pioneering space ecosystem continues to flourish, accelerated by initiatives like SCIF. This infusion of funding not only accelerates Open Cosmos' mission but also contributes to establishing the UK as a global space leader. From advanced telecommunications to Earth Observation, navigation, and scientific missions, Open Cosmos is not just exploring the cosmos; it's shaping the future of our connection with space. The countdown has begun for a new era of space innovation, where Open Cosmos is leading the way.

Neil Hodgson Coyle
Neil Hodgson-Coyle
Editorial chief at TechNews180
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