The inaugural Space Café Scotland featured five key members of Scotland’s collaborative space ecosystem, in conversation with Angela Mathis. With the country manufacturing more small satellites than anywhere outside of California, spaceports and orbital launch vehicles under development, a strong space research community, as well as a thriving downstream data segment and a long history in supporting traditional space missions, Scotland has quietly become a leading European space nation.
The Scottish Space Leadership Council is a collegiate forum that brings together key sector stakeholders across industry, academia and Government on a regular basis for discussions and workstreams. It is a coordinating gateway to enable and promote the sector, focusing on tangible outcomes.
From assisting stakeholders across industry and academia to achieve common goals and promote the unique ‘Scotland Offer’ as part of the UK’s space proposition, to collaborating with national and international partners, the Council is a lightning rod for the nation’s space interests. It provides an inclusive platform focused on the delivery of results that promote the development of the sector whilst driving innovation, sustainability and educational outreach, with the aim of achieving cooperative economic growth.
The SSLC and launch industry members joining Angela to showcase Scotland’s collaborative approach to space and announce the SSLC’s new online presence were:
- Hina Khan – Spire
- Yvette Hopkins – Shetland Space Centre
- Mansi Joshi – New Voices in Space
- Kristina Tamane – University of Edinburgh
- Karen Wilson – Scottish Enterprise
This Space Café Scotland was held on Thursday 29 April 2021 and was brought to you in partnership with a strategic space marketing firm, AstroAgency.
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To listen to the insights of this Space Café, you can watch the full program here: