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Slingshot Aerospace Establishes New UK Base to Drive Expansion

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Ibadan, 11 March 2024. – Slingshot Aerospace has announced the expansion of its international operations with the launch of Slingshot Aerospace Ltd. The new entity will operate from Slingshot’s first international offices in Cornwall and London – representing a significant step in the company’s commitment to a global growth strategy.

Slingshot Aerospace Ltd aims to bring high-tech jobs to the UK with a focus on initially recruiting software engineers and data analysts to build out the data, analytics, and services supporting Slingshot’s international business unit. The company’s decision to establish a presence in the UK underscores its commitment to investing in the region and leveraging local talent to support its mission of making space safe, sustainable, and secure.

Melissa Quinn, former head of Spaceport Cornwall, will consequently lead Slingshot Aerospace Ltd as the GM of the new international business unit. She will bring extensive experience in the space industry to a new role focusing on Slingshot’s full portfolio of space operations solutions. Under her leadership, the new unit will look to bring its industry-leading data and insights to global space operators in support of mission-critical training, planning, and operations.

Speaking on expanding its international presence, Tim Solms, CEO of Slingshot Aerospace, said, “We are happy to expand our international presence in the UK and build upon the strong foundation laid by Melissa Quinn and the Slingshot Seradata team.” The CEO also added, “This new business unit is well positioned to continue the momentum that we have established with Government and commercial partners.”

Quinn also commented that “establishing a base in the UK not only strengthens our global presence but also plays a pivotal role in advancing space sustainability and enhancing national security. We will leverage our expertise to work closely with UK and international partners.”

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