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…

May 30, 2024

From sea to space: Oshen 

Introducing Oshen, one of the latest companies to join the ESA BIC UK programme at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory in the northwest. Oshen is a dynamic UK start-up working on new…

February 2, 2024

ESA Contract success for Lunasa Space

Congratulations to Lunasa Space, who, on the 6 January 2024, signed a €611k contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).    Lunasa Space are a UK-based space-tech startup, founded by Amin…

December 12, 2023

An Introduction to ESA Business Incubation Centre UK’s new Programmes Manager – Carl Savage

I recently joined the ESA Business Incubation Centre UK as Programmes Manager, so I thought that I would share a few words for my connections new and old to find…

November 27, 2023

ESA BIC UK incubatees come out on top at Airbus Innovation Day

The Airbus Defence and Space Innovation Day was recently hosted at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, based on Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. The day consisted of Harwell residents, startups and…

November 7, 2023

UK start-up to develop tech for pharma factory in space

BioOrbit is investigating the potential to manufacture cancer drugs in space. An ESA BIC UK start-up is developing technology to build a pharmaceuticals factory in space that could help improve…

October 20, 2023

Celebrating £200 million raised by space tech start-ups

Our UK start-ups have now raised more than £200 million in equity investment collectively. New statistics also confirm that, in addition to this, start-ups at the ESA BIC UK: sustain…

July 11, 2023

Welcome to ESA BIC UK: Extend Robotics

We recently welcomed Extend Robotics to the ESA BIC UK programme at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. We asked Azmat Hossain, Business Development Director, a few questions to find…

Guests at the ESA BIC Celebration Dinner at the Natural History Museum
June 28, 2023

Celebrating the success of the ESA BIC UK

On Wednesday 14 June 2023, we were joined by our ESA BIC UK community including start-ups, past and present, for a special black-tie celebration at the stunning Oxford University Museum…

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