Postcards from Space: Welcome
Over the past few years, different members of the team in QinetiQ’s space business have produced a series of blogs describing their work and activities in support of the company’s ever-increasing range of space programmes.
The popularity of our ‘Postcards from Space’ blogs prompted us to publish the full collection in a special compendium for the first time.
This publication provides a glimpse of the specialist skills and breadth of expertise that has underpinned our success in the space sector over the past six decades. It also gives an indication of the passion and great sense of personal pride that shines brightly in every corner of the business as we rise to new challenges that are truly at the cutting edge of space technologies, research and exploration.
A common thread through all of the ‘Postcards’ is just how much can be achieved through effective partnership and collaboration. Whether it’s extending the capabilities and possibilities of human space exploration, improving the performance and potential of satellite technology or the development of increasingly sophisticated systems integration and space experimentation, QinetiQ is continuing to lead by example. Our commitment to mission-led innovation means that our focus is on those areas, those processes and those technologies that make a significant and measurable difference to our customers.
With our specialist teams working closely with a growing list of like-minded partners, the ‘Postcards from Space’ demonstrate how we are delivering the best possible operational outcomes for customers and end users across all areas of our space business. They also help to explain why everyone here at QinetiQ is looking to the future with a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement as, we know from our own experience, there is no limit on the possibilities, achievements and discoveries that lie ahead.
Our collection of postcards will be updated regularly, so keep an eye out below! Don't forget to download our 'Postcards from Space' brochure, which also features a number of thought leadership articles.
Working for QinetiQ's space team
QinetiQ’s space division works in a variety of spatial projects: satellites, science instruments, life support systems, baffles, docking systems… Our employees explain how it is to work with such out of this world projects!
Postcards from Space
Complete qualification for our solar array deployment mechanism for our P200 platform
Providing electrical energy to the most power-demanding missions is the work of deployable solar panels. We designed and developed a modular-based deployable mechanism capable of withstanding the loads of a large variety of launchers and opening the
Continual evolution for our Advanced Data and Power Management System (ADPMS) 3rd Generation
Using innovation to deliver the very best operational outcomes for customers lies at the very core of our business. One area where this has been clearly demonstrated is with the development of an Advanced Data and Power Management System (ADPMS3) for
Postcards from Space: Life Support Technology to support long-distance space travel
Long-distance crewed space missions for exploration of new habitats might be a reality within just a few decades. These challenging activities require the development of adequate solutions for space crafts, energy supply, communication systems, and L
SaRY Project to Help Develop Circular Life Support Systems in Space and On Earth
The SaRY (Salinity Reduction of Yellow Waters) activity started on September 1st 2021 in the frame of the MELiSSA project of the European Space Agency (ESA). MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) is the European project of circul