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We develop robust technological solutions to the many challenges presented by operating sophisticated mission systems in space. These include:
Refining the use of laser technology to control satellites in very accurate formation flying constellations, vital for producing larger antennas for de
QinetiQ Space has developed a number of key technologies for future Mars missions and exploration programmes:
The new international standard for docking vehicles to the ISS and for interplanetary exploration.
A bio-sealing mechanism developed to fully contain possibly contaminated samples and
QinetiQ, in partnership with SES, founded Redu Space Services in Belgium for the tailoring of Satellite Communication Solutions and the Operation and Maintenance of the related Antenna and Communication Systems.
Principally, RSS provides satellite communication services to the European Space A
Once a spacecraft is in orbit, electric ion thrusters allow manoeuvres to be performed using much lower quantities of propellant than conventional liquid propulsion. QinetiQ’s gridded ion engine electric propulsion systems extend spacecraft life, enhance payload capability, provide greater operatio