The total logistics in implementing such production, launch, in orbit operations of the multi- satellite system, as well as collection and processing of related data streams pose very challenging problems requiring innovative solutions.
Traditional satellite manufacturing will not be able to produce larger quantities of satellites in short timeframes as demanded by the planned mega-constellations. Therefore transfer and adaptation of modern consumer mass production technologies to satellite production are needed. Modularization and standardization of satellite subsystems and components offers the potential to apply modern automation and robotics technologies in order to increase efficiency in satellite assembly.
Craig is a successful space technology entrepreneur and is the Founder of Clyde Space, Scotland’s first space company. Awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to Technology and Innovation in 2013, Craig is considered a leading figure in the Scottish and UK space industry. Craig’s current role at AAC Clyde Space is Chief Strategy Officer and he also sits on a number of Boards including Council of Economic Advisors to the Scottish Government, UK Space Sector Council, Scottish Space Leadership Council, and the Glasgow Science Centre Board of Trustees.