Thales Alenia Space UK (TAS-UK) and UKspace held a supply chain event at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) in Harwell. This event was supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The objective of this event was to explore joint business opportunities and to help SMEs to gain an insight into the TAS-UK supply chain process. This was an interactive day with 1-2-1 sessions with the TAS-UK procurement team. In addition, there was an overview of the ESA co-funding programme “ARTES Core Competitiveness Initiative” and the “Entry programme” for newcomers. Click here for more information on these funding programmes.
This event was relevant to SMEs with interests in propulsion and associated mechanisms, navigation inertial measurement, positioning and guidance, avionics, processing, altitude and orbit control (AOCS), radio frequency, communications and Earth Observation.
Ben Olivier, TAS-UK – Introduction
Luc Verstraeten, TAS-UK – Procurement process
Tony Holt, Satellite Applications Catapult – DISC
Jens Kauffmann, ESA/ECSAT – ESA SME Initiative
Alan Brunstrom, ESA/ECSAT – Overview of ARTES Funding-opportunities