Satellite and space mission planning specialist In‐Space Missions has announced expansion plans with a move to new premises and the creation of 200 new high‐skilled jobs

The company designs, builds and operates satellites and plans space missions for clients in the UK and internationally.

In‐Space has expanded into dedicated new offices in Alton, Hampshire to support its growing team and business needs. The new offices incorporate significantly larger, purpose‐built, satellite cleanrooms allowing In‐Space to manufacture, integrate and test a range of satellites from 1U cubesats up to its in‐house designed smallsats ranging up to 150kg.

In‐Space Missions design, build and operate bespoke physical and digital customer missions, providing a valuable service to customers keen to get their technology in orbit quickly. In‐Space anticipate that they will need to recruit 200 high‐value employees in the coming years to support their impressive growth trajectory.

UK company has “built up from scratch” in five years

Doug Liddle, co‐founder and CEO of In‐Space said: “We are delighted to announce our expansion into a bigger, dedicated facility in Alton, which will allow us space to fulfil our already strong and growing customer order book. As we increase in size, it is imperative that we are able to access the best talent in the industry, and Alton’s location is perfect in that regard. We are proud to be a UK company, building up from scratch over the last five years. This is an exciting next step on our journey.”

Catherine Mealing‐Jones, Director of Growth for UK Space Agency, said: “There is great opportunity in the UK space sector for ambitious and innovative companies like In‐Space Missions to start up and grow. The UK Space Agency has supported In‐Space Missions in their journey, and I am delighted that they are taking this next step and will be bringing further hi‐tech secure employment, and enabling their customers to access space through their new facility in Alton.”

Faraday mission concept offers satellite rideshare for customers

As well as building dedicated customer missions, In‐Space has developed its own Faraday mission concept offering a satellite rideshare for customers who want to quickly demonstrate their technology by taking a ‘slot’ on board rather than having to build and manage an entire spacecraft and launch for themselves.

Tony Holt, co‐founder and Chief technical officer, for In‐Space, said: “Our next Faraday mission will launch this summer and then there will be a regular launch cadence of both dedicated customer missions and hosted payload missions approximately every six months thereafter. This allows a rapid turnaround to demonstrate new technologies on orbit which has traditionally been difficult to achieve and allows for rapid technology progression.”

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