The Project Has Received Large Amounts Of Funding From Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson
The First Welsh Made UK Satellite Could Be Launched As Soon As This Winter
The Cardiff based company Space Forge is scheduled to launch the first Welsh made satellite in December, in order to test the use of retrievable and reusable satellites.
project is largely funded by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard
Branson, who has stated that: “This experiment will help us
determine if reusable satellite technology is possible, and if it is
then weather it would be a viable alternative to our current single
launch site is in Newquay, Cornwall, which has commented: “We're
looking forward to host and bear witness to Space Forge's satellite”.
Orbit has announced that it will also be launching satellites from
the site into low Earth orbit, as a control group to test against the
main satellite built by Space Forge.
Forge's satellite will be monitored by Lumi Space, in order to keep
tabs on the satellite which is scheduled to return to Cornwall in
2023 if launched.