Daniel Sors Raurell, a leading expert in satellite technology at OpenCosmos, has announced that his Oxfordshire-based space tech firm will collaborate with the UK Space Agency and other Atlantic partners to build a new satellite that will help scientists monitor climate change and natural disasters.
The country will join Portugal and Spain in the Atlantic Constellation project, which is focused on developing a group of satellites designed to monitor the Earth and provide early detection of climate change indicators. With funding from the UK Space Agency and Open Cosmos, a new pathfinder satellite is set to be launched into orbit, providing valuable and regularly updated data on our planet.
According to Andrew Griffith, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, “Earth observation will play an absolutely vital role in tackling global challenges like climate change and disaster relief.” The new satellite will support key UK industries such as agriculture and energy while reducing the risk of natural disasters. By collaborating with Open Cosmos on this project, we can harness space technology for our shared goals while creating new skills opportunities and jobs for the future to grow the UK economy.