Leading UK space firm In‐Space Missions Ltd announces major expansion plans
Wednesday April 21st, 2021
In‐Space Missions, a leading international space company based in Hampshire, have boosted their business in a move that will create up to 200 new high-skilled jobs.
In‐Space has expanded into dedicated 500m2 offices in Alton, Hampshire in the UK 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 Limited are world‐class experts who 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.
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.”
As well as building dedicated customer missions, In‐Space have also developed their own Faraday mission concept. It offers 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.”