EP 1: Small Satellites

Series 1

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Where traditionally large satellites have paved the way for some incredible innovations we use every day, such as GPS and weather forecasting, these small satellites are enabling even more of a space revolution, with their lower costs, closer proximity to earth, and fast build times. From internet connectivity anywhere on earth to 3D printing satellites, the future of satellites in space technology is an exciting place to be.

In our first episode, we’re exploring what the small satellite revolution means for satellite manufacturing and the data we can receive from space. With reduced cost and quicker development time, small satellites open up the space industry to a new range of organisations.

Episode Guests


Graeme Taylor

Space Missions Analyst

Satellite Applications Catapult

John Beckner


Horizon Technologies

Pamela Anderson

Head of Institutional Engagement

AAC Clyde Space

Episode Presenter


Maggie Aderin-Pocock

We are pleased to have Maggie Aderin-Pocock on board to present and introduce our first series of podcasts. A British space scientist and science educator, Maggie is an honorary research associate of University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since February 2014, she has co-presented the long-running astronomy television programme The Sky at Night with Chris Lintott. In 2020 she was awarded the Institute of Physics William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize for her public engagement in physics.


Correction: Since the time of recording we have launched our second IOD satellite – IOD-5 TARS

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