Case Studies


July 5, 2024

Reusable rockets for affordable, responsive, and sustainable orbital launch

Astron Systems, founded in 2021, are creating fully reusable rockets for more affordable, responsive, and sustainable orbital launch of small satellites. Challenge: There has been a steady march of miniaturisation…

July 5, 2024

Accelerating the development of in-orbit infrastructure

Lúnasa is developing next-gen technologies and services for enabling the In-Orbit Services, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) industry. The company is focused on building and commercialising its autonomous Rendezvous Proximity Operations…

Earth Station
September 27, 2023

CASE STUDY: Atheras Analytics

Challenge In Europe and North America and other major metropolitan areas worldwide Internet delivery by cable or fibre is ubiquitous and taken for granted but for hundreds of millions of…

Virtual representation of a satellite over earth
July 31, 2023

ESA BIC UK start-up develops innovative tracking antenna technology to provide broadband internet services across the world

Satraka have developed an innovative and patent-pending beam-tracking antenna technology that offers exceptional technical performance, including high efficiency, high gain, consistent beams and a wide frequency bandwidth. Satraka’s new antenna…

B2 Space
March 30, 2022

Low Cost Space Tech Developed At The ESA BIC UK

B2Space is developing innovative and disruptive launch solutions for the space industry, creating low-cost technologies and systems for small and microsatellites. The Challenge Accessing space can be a challenge for…

February 7, 2022

Shipping industry reducing carbon emissions at the ESA BIC UK

Smart Green Shipping (SGS) is using space technology at the ESA BIC UK to develop new methods of propulsion for commercial vessels, in order to reduce fossil fuel consumption and…

February 7, 2022

Smarter and greener aviation supported by ESA BIC UK

SATAVIA makes aviation ‘smarter’ and greener by providing environmental data and analytics that can be used by aircraft operators, manufacturers and maintenance companies to reduce damage to aircraft engines and…

February 7, 2022

Launching revolutionary space travel at the ESA BIC UK

Magdrive is developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion system, allowing spacecraft togo faster for longer, bringing new capabilities for small satellites and reducing the barriers to entering the space…

February 7, 2022

ESA BIC UK helps start-up keep chickens healthy and happy

Flox provides smart insights to poultry farmers to improve their business operations. Using sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), plus robotics based on the ExoMars Rover, farmers can monitor the health…

February 7, 2022

Game-changing Agri-Tech Developed at the ESA BIC UK

Scottish start-up Crover has developed world-first agricultural technology designed to reduce waste and save millions of tonnes of grain stock each year. The Challenge Every year around 630 million tonnes…