Anderson Green are privileged to be supporting the contractor team with mechanical design services on Phase 1 of the exciting Space Park, Leicester for the University of Leicester, the City of Leicester, the Leicester/Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and other key local and international stakeholders.
The Park will provide state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities for research, development and manufacturing. It will house a range of organisations and businesses covering an end-to-end capability, from satellite design and engineering, through to downstream data and its applications creating unmatched opportunities for collaboration.
By drawing on the expertise of both industry and academia, working together in one location, Space Park Leicester will drive research excellence and application of that research. This will support industrial growth in the sector and will also develop the skills needed to deliver this expansion of the space (and wider) economy.
A programme of new research will focus on advanced manufacturing for space, on the next generation of digital intelligent systems, and on novel Earth observation technologies.
Not only will Space Park Leicester offer end-to-end research and development and space related skills, it is also aiming for a commercial Low Cost Access to Space (LoCAS) satellite manufacturing facility for the manufacture of mid-range satellites. LoCAS will address the UK’s need for capacity to build satellite constellations. It will provide a pipeline for burgeoning UK launch services, lower the barriers to new entrants in the market and support the development of new business models for downstream services.