Northrop Grumman is joining Space Park Leicester in a move which will bring the company closer to the researchers, scientists and engineers leading future developments in the UK and international space market.
Space Park Leicester has been developed by the University of Leicester and represents a collaborative community and manufacturing hub for academia and industry to research, develop and grow the UK’s space industry.
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David Pile, regional director, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman UK said: “As a premier provider of space, ground and launch systems, Northrop Grumman develops cutting edge technologies that ensure security and advance human discovery on space missions with global implications.”
“The UK Ministry of Defence has identified space as a key priority for government and industry, and through our presence at Space Park Leicester, Northrop Grumman aims to help deliver on this priority.”
Northrop Grumman is aiming to create additional opportunities for UK SMEs to enter and grow within the space sector, through the Open Innovation Space consortium, of which it is a member. The company has played vital roles in global military, civil and commercial space missions since the dawn of the space age. The company’s capabilities range from manufacturing communications and scientific satellites, vital sensors and payloads, and launch vehicles and propulsion systems, to establishing the on-orbit satellite servicing market.