AeroSpace Cornwall will be promoting Cornwall’s space and aerospace cluster at the British Interplanetary Society’s ‘Reinventing Space’ Conference from 30th October – 1st November 2018. The event, held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, will highlight the opportunities defining space enterprise over the next decade.
With its rapidly expanding space and aerospace cluster, we will be showcasing the unique capabilities that are making Cornwall a key location for ambitious space companies.
The annual event invites industry, government, financiers and academia to discuss how new technology can be used to explore space and bring down the cost of accessing it. Cornwall is well placed to lead this exploration as it is already the UK’s primary gateway to space, with many companies across the region investing in space research, development and innovation.
AeroSpace Cornwall partners with world-leading space companies in Cornwall, including Goonhilly Earth Station, to collaborate with other businesses to create a high-tech business cluster. The programme has already supported Cornish companies including Flann Microwave, Bluefruit Software, Logan Electronics and DP Engineering among others.
Space tech business Skyrora, recently announced at the Farnborough International Air Show that it had chosen Cornwall Airport Newquay as the site for its first rocket engine test. Working closely with Spaceport Cornwall, the collaboration is an important diversification of activities that is on offer in Cornwall. It is also a sign of Spaceport Cornwall’s intention to support a range of launch technologies, including Virgin Orbit’s launch system, for the benefit of the UK’s space industry.
James Fairbairn, Business Engagement Manager at AeroSpace Cornwall, said: “Aerospace Cornwall supports businesses in Cornwall to invest in innovative ideas for the future of UK space exploration and communication. We are proud to support and promote some of our regional partners, including Goonhilly Earth Station, Avanti and Spaceport Cornwall, who are already developing concepts at the forefront of space and aerospace technology.”