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... and a busy Space New Year


Ok, so a small break at least is hopefully in order for you first.

We hope you also like our festive image of the Christmas Tree Cluster courtesy of ESO.

And while you're here, we'd like just like to invite you over to the events page where you will find two very exciting space data events coming up in the first weeks of January.  Back to busy is not far away!

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Entering 2nd Stage




During 2016 Scottish Enterprise retendered for delivery of Space Network Scotland. Following this the 2nd Stage of Space Network Scotland has been awarded to the existing team - strengthened by SoXSA at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh department of Geosciences, who will provide increased support for the use of space data by businesses in Scotland.

The main activities will continue by way of direct support for companies and universities looking to enter or extend their activities in space markets - and for quarterly events.  There will also be a progression towards establishing a sustainable, industry led solution, that can continue and scale-up this work in the medium to long term.  Thanks for your support to date - and we look forward to working with you, the space sector in Scotland, in the weeks and months ahead.

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Manufacturing for Space - Scottish H2020 Cofund Proposal

This may not be your ideal time to consider submission of an EU proposal - but while things hopefully get sorted out a very exciting proposal is being submitted to the European COFUND call later in the summer.  The topic is Manufacturing for Space - fostering excellence and mobility.  It will provide 3-year doctoral studies for 20 outstanding early-stage researchers.  The theme encompasses the design and manufacturing of systems and subsystems that are associated with the launch, bus and payload of tomorrow's satellites through a range of space-compatible manufacturing technologies.  The goal of the programme is to help position Scotland as a leader in future space technologies.  

A good number of universities and companies in Scotland have already signed up to support students in the proposal, though there is currently still the opportunity for more companies and research groups to support additional placements.  If you would like to know more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Heriot-Watt University.


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