Alan Thompson is head of Government Affairs in Skyrora supporting the launch vehicle manufacture to achieve its ambition of providing regular access to Space, launching from the UK. Alan is responsible for managing and engaging with all key stakeholders across industry and Government. This includes Skyrora’s involvement in Parliamentary Space Committee, industry associations such as UK Space, Scottish Space Leadership Council and others, and direct engagement with all government authorities, including the Space flight regulators- UKSA and CAA. Alan’s background in international trade and development gives a new perspective to Space industry development in UK, in particular the ambition to challenge the current economic paradigm and the shift that the New Space economy will necessitate.
The West Midlands Branch presents: The Wormship: A Dark Energy Ramjet, by Stephen Baxter If dark energy exists as a field that is driving the expansion of the universe, then the implications for engineering both mechanical and civil are astounding. The manipulation of dark energy may some day deliver an interstellar-range, propellant-free propulsion technology – […]
The West Midlands Branch Presents Guidance of the Ariane 4 Launch Vehicle, a Beginner’s Guide by Adam Hibberd Speaker: Adam Hibberd Date: Saturday 21st August 2021 Start Time: 14:00 End Time: 15:15 Venue: via Zoom Guidance of the Ariane 4 Launch Vehicle, a Beginner’s Guide. Guidance is one of the most important functions of the […]
BIS West Midlands presents a series of short film interviews showcasing some of the organisations based at the former Rocket Propulsion Establishment Westcott, and their current capabilities/activities. Interviewer: Amelia Stanton of BIS West Midlands/BIS Scotland and Women In Space Scotland Filming courtesy of Delta Vee Media Interview 1: Introduction – Westcott: the Legacy Continues! […]
Start date: 4 October 2022
End date: 10 October 2022
Time: All Week
Tuesday 4 October to Monday 10 October 2022 The WSW2022 theme is ‘SPACE and SUSTAINABILITY’ It has been shown that Sustainable Development Goals are positively impacted by the benefits stemming from Earth Observation and Global Navigation System applications. Out of the 169 targets associated with the SDGs, at least 65 (almost 40 per cent) directly […]