Cornwall’s Flann Microwave in NASA satellite boost

Flann Microwave and NASA partnership

The tech sector in Cornwall is booming, growing at an average 60% compared to a national UK average of 15%. This uplift has come from a number of recent investments into the region, positioning Cornwall as a top contender in the tech, space and aerospace sectors.

Many innovative companies are already based in Cornwall, and have been seizing the opportunities to get involved. Bodmin-based Flann Microwave recently announced it would be working with NASA’s Jet Porpulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California on a major space mission, supplying vital components for the multinational Surface Water and Ocean Topology (SWOT) satellite.

The mission is being jointly developed by NASA and Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and United Kingdom Space Agency and is set to launch in 2021, and will be the first-ever global survey of the Earth’s surface water.

It’s an exciting project for Flann Microwave, and equally for the supply chain in Cornwall’s space, aerospace and tech industries.

At AeroSpace Cornwall we are helping companies just like Flann Microwave to seize the opportunities to work within this rapidly growing industry. Whether you’re a large engineering firm, or a small tech start-up, through innovation vouchers, R&D match-funding (and more), we are helping businesses to reach their potential.

Maybe your business could be working with NASA?

Image credit: Flann Microwave

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