27 January 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Clyde Space, a pioneering company based in Glasgow, which designed and manufactured Scotland’s first satellite.
Clyde Space produces small satellite, nanosatellite and CubeSat systems – fully functional satellites that ‘piggy-back’ on other launches to minimise costs and boost the commercial viability of space research.
During the visit CEO Craig Clark announced that Clyde Space is to open its first subsidiary company in the United States, and to expand its current manufacturing capacity for building and testing satellites in Glasgow.
The First Minister said:
Clyde Space is a great example of an innovative Scottish company expanding internationally and, with financial support from Scottish Enterprise, committed to creating new jobs.
Our cost effective and supportive business environment, strong and highly skilled workforce and world-class universities are not only enabling the development of Scottish companies but also attracting business from leading names in the space technology industry like NASA and MIT.”
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The First Minister added:
“This announcement by Clyde Space clearly demonstrates Scotland’s growing influence in the space technology field.”