Edinburgh, 16 September 2021. – BAE Systems acquired In-Space Missions to make it a fully-owned subsidiary, In-Space announced.
In-Space, founded in 2015, designs, builds and operates bespoke space missions for customers. The company specialises in space services for earth observation, navigation, satellite communications, and space exploration. It also launched ‘Faraday Phoenix’, a rideshare satellite combining six satellites into one spacecraft in June. In-Space customers include Airbus, Lacuna, SatixFy and Aeternum as well.
BAE’s 20-year experience in secure satellite communications will complement In-Space’s satellite capabilities making them unique on the UK market, the company said.
BAE has recently acquired Prismatic, Techmodal and PPM Ltd as well to accelerate technology development in key areas.
BAE Systems provides specialist space technologies in electronics, waveforms, antennas, and analytics. With the acquisition of In-Space BAE will be able to integrate their technology into satellites and operate them in orbit.