Since a management buyout in 2005 TISICS has developed lightweight high performance metal matrix composites (MMC) reinforced with its proprietary ceramic fibre. TISICS is the only European supplier of ceramic fibre MMC, recognised by ESA as providing independent access to these MMCs in Europe.
TISICS owns the fibre to composite design and manufacturing technology and is working with Airbus Defence and Space, TAS UK, SSTL, Reaction Engines and ESA. TISICS is focusing on spacecraft propellant tanks as customers seek a UK supply chain.
TISICS owns technology developed since the late 1980s and is exploiting patented and proprietary technology to develop markets in the UK and Europe. TISICS is developing its space manufacturing capability and seeking investment to enable serial production. Once the space manufacturing business is robust TISICS will use this as a platform to grow a larger civil aerospace capability in the UK.
Growth will improve the economics for all sectors which will increase our range of products and export opportunities. TISICS has 18 staff and remains a private management team
TISICS turned over £820k in FY2015/16 and forecasts £1.2M in FY2016/17 with a secure £2.4M 3 year order book. We are seeking commercial export sales and investment to enable growth of a UK manufacturing capability.
Sky and Space Global (UK) Limited, a UK incorporated company with European and Israeli centers of Aerospace, Satellite and Software Industry Experts, will deploy a nanosatellites constellation in orbit and provide global narrowband communication infrastructure and services.
The Company is now funded beyond the Q2 2017 launch of its first three (3) satellites with the Indian Space Research Organization, following the completion of the Company’s recent oversubscribed $4.5 million fund raising.
Sky and Space Global aims to provide low cost, nano-satellite narrowband communication coverage on an anywhere to everywhere base with relatively low maintenance costs. Due to the experience and expertise of the founders in the aerospace industry, the business will be able to develop with inherent upgrading capabilities within short intervals, utilising their unique IP nanosat software protocols.
“We believe that communication is a basic human right, and we will provide affordable communication services to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime”.
Sen is creating space television, generating video data from space, starting with Earth. Our business model is selling very high resolution video data and analytics to the Earth Observation market where customers will include government organizations and businesses monitoring change on Earth. Sen is bringing several new capabilities to the Earth Observation market which Sen believes will make its data very valuable. Once we have generated revenues from our constellation of Earth Observation satellites, Sen plans to deploy constellations of its spacecraft around the Moon and eventually Mars, commercializing space exploration data. Sen has designed a unique imaging system which will be launched aboard the company’s own micro satellites.
As well as providing valuable data on Earth, the Moon and Mars, Sen will also generate original video content for consumers which it will market through news and social media. Sen’s space videos will change the way humans see Earth and space, inspiring and educating humanity.
Governments, businesses and people need to know what is happening on Earth, and eventually on and around the Moon and Mars as the space economy expands to these locations. Sen’s technology is designed to be multi-planetary, so that Sen can deliver unique data to governments, space operators and humanity.
As we become a multi-planetary species Sen’s video data will be an important part of the multi-planetary infrastructure that informs, inspires and educates people across worlds. Sen’s unique films of Earth, the Moon and Mars—such as the first humans arriving at Mars — will be watched by billions and change the way humanity sees space forever.
Realsafe Technologies is a company focused on developing safety-based technology connected to Emergency Services.
The company launched their first award-winning product, REALRIDER®, in 2013. This industry-first app designed for motorcyclists is the only one of its kind to detect if a rider has crashed and notify Emergency Services of rider location. The company’s partnership with the NHS is unique and there is no other app on the market that links directly to Emergency Services. REALRIDER® is the first app to fully integrate into the BT telematics system, which ensures crash alerts are treated like any other 999 emergency calls.
Zoe Farrington (CEO) and co-founder Andrew Richardson (CCO) previously ran a Public Sector Marketing Consultancy, Fused, which grew to become a profitable £1.8m turnover business employing a team of six staff.
The business flourished until the economic downturn that saw a radical restructure of the public sector. Viewing the changed market status as an opportunity to exploit a new idea, profits were used to form Realsafe Technologies.
Zoe and Andrew secured match funding from a VC on first pitch for REALRIDER® and in July 2012 the company was formed. The company closed a further round of £1m in September 2015.
Incorporated in the UK in July 2015, Open Cosmos is a company that provides simple and affordable space access. It solves the three main space access barriers: technology, paperwork and cost.
They do this by offering a in-house built nanosatellite platform and a series of services around it (e.g. launch and ground segment procurement, licensing and insurance paperwork, in-orbit operations) so that the customer only has to take care of providing the payload, and Open Cosmos takes care of all the rest, bringing the in-orbit generated data to the customer’s desk.
All in all, it is a one-stop-shop space access provider solution with market record price and time to orbit.
Open Cosmos has gone from design to delivery of its first nanosatellite in only 4 months and it will be launched into orbit on the 30th of December. It is also official supplier of the European Space Agency’s Education Office and has provided more than 600 educational sub-orbital platforms to students all over Europe, so that they can learn following Open Cosmos’ mindset and become the next generation of space engineers.
Open Cosmos is now testing the second generation of its nanosatellite platform and doing feasibility studies for customers that involve up to 12 satellites.
Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd is the owner and operator of the world’s most famous satellite ground station. Based in the far South West of the UK, Goonhilly received the first transatlantic TV pictures in 1962 and from there grew to become the pioneer in satellite communications, present at the birth of Intelsat, Inmarsat and Eutelsat. As the UK’s main international telephone exchange and TV broadcast location, Goonhilly has a global reputation for innovation and excellence.
Now in private ownership, GES Ltd is developing Goonhilly into a diverse and highly innovative space technology and applications centre. It’s secure, and highly capable site occupies over 160 acres and is home to some of the largest antennas in Europe. The operate 24/7 providing satellite communication and telecommand services to all of the major satellite operators.
Goonhilly’s entrepreneurial business model combines a number of complementary vertical market segments each with a direct link to space or data. This diversity significantly lowers their operating risk by spreading our fixed overheads allowing them to offer a combination of brilliant service and excellent value-for-money.
The experience, knowledge and commitment of its staff is recognised by its clients as their strongest asset.
With “end-to-end” delivery at its core, e2E was established in 1999 to provide communications engineering, integration and technical consultancy services to clients operating within the telecommunications Industry.
Whilst satellite communications remains our dominant sector, terrestrial, wireless and cellular networks is also undergoing convergence at both the technical and operational levels. Our engineering and implementation experience is helping bridge this harmonisation and we now provide our services into both the governmental (namely Defence) and commercial sectors.
The provision of communication services to clients over the years has enabled the Company to be at the forefront of innovation through targeted technologies and service concepts.
The Company is increasingly participating in the development of leading edge innovative technologies to provide for more affordable satellite communications. Traditional approaches continue to be a barrier to entry for smaller enterprises due to cost, coverage and complexity issues.
The pursuit of more affordable communications is founded on our belief that new cheaper innovative delivery platforms (IDPs) including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) and small satellites will increasingly be used to deliver competitive communications into niche areas where current offerings are non-existent or unsuitable.
Our NEATaccess communications equipment together with our NEATdelivery uninterrupted service delivery technology is fostering our ambition to create a disruptive change in the delivery of future satellite communications. This belief is further fuelling our underlying Research and Development (R&D) initiatives.
Established in 2010, run by a proven management team, Atout Process Limited is a microSME with a track record of profitable growth, based around innovative non-invasive electromagnetic measurement techniques that allow us to see inside pipes, into vessels, through opaque barriers and weigh without touching.
Atout core technologies include Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT), Magnetic Inductance Tomography (MIT), Electrical Velocity Tomography (EVT), and other novel techniques. The company has been establishing applications in a variety of industrial sectors including Energy and Food, measuring complex flows of valuable commodities.
Whilst these markets continue to progress, Atout is now repositioning around an exciting new application, measuring the most valuable commodities of all, propellants in space.
The team at Archangel Aerospace have worked on HAPS since 2002 and, since the company was founded in 2010, they have conducted more HAPS operations than anyone else. They are pivoting from supplying consulting expertise to supplying a large scale solution.
Only 10% of the data generated by earth observation today can be transmitted to the ground. This will drop to <1% with new sensors and imaging satellites. The data transmission demands are growing exponentially and current supply is limited by the physics of radios and the available spectrum. Laser communications are limited by cloud.
Archangel Aerospace will fly laser communications in the stratosphere, above the weather, to 10x the data downloadable. They have developed a prototype laser terminal and tested it on low altitude drones this year. With offices located at the Harwell campus and Oxford they have access to the clean rooms, manufacturing and prototyping facilities required to execute the project and our employees have years of experience in the aerospace industry (aircraft, spacecraft and ground segment).
Terrabotics’ mission is to make sense of the increasing deluge of Earth Observation imagery to support big industries engaged in complex operations in remote and challenging environments around the world.
The company rapidly transform terabytes of satellite, aerial & drone imagery into accurate 3D terrain maps and geospatial analytics. It is focused on delivering useful terrain intelligence to sectors such as oil & gas and energy in order to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the safety of complex field operations.
Terrabotics was founded by physicist and geoscientist Gareth Morgan. After initially spotting the potential for earth observation while on a field campaign studying the migration of animals in remote parts of Russia in 2003. He returned to London to undertake a Masters, and then a PhD and Post-doc in Satellite Image Processing algorithms.
He then entered the global oil & gas industry as an earth observation consultant, working on projects all over the world from deserts to conflict zones. Drawing on these experiences and his R&D background, he then launched his company in late 2013.
The company is focused on the whole energy sector, working with organizations to help them decide how best to plan field operations or where to build new power plants, pipelines or position wind turbines. One of Terrabotic’s biggest projects to date was helping an energy firm map over 10,000 square kilometres, the size of Hawai’i Big Island, which saved 75% on traditional surveying costs.
Terrabotics leverages cutting-edge R&D into image processing algorithms that automatically transform large satellite images into high precision 3D terrain models; change detection maps and super-resolved images. The company does this faster, more accurately and at larger scale compared to any competitors. With Terrabotics’ algorithmic advantage it is uniquely positioned to handle the impending Earth Observation data explosion brought about by the low cost space revolution.
Terrabotics is now looking to build up its technology further and scale its services to their full potential. To do this successfully it needs to establish excellent relationships with all parts of the space sector value chain, to ensure that Earth Observation satellite builders, operators and data re-sellers deliver the data that it needs to meet customer demand. Houston is the energy capital of the world and so is naturally the most efficient place for Terrabotics to meet as many of its potential customers as possible.
The Space Mission will provide Terrabotics with an unrivalled opportunity to engage with space technology companies, influencers and strategic investors.