We want to revolutionize Earth observation by operating satellites at much lower altitudes than usual. Our satellites will be smaller, lighter and cheaper to launch while achieving a better resolution than today’s devices.
How is this possible?

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How can we improve aerodynamics and increase the satellite's lifetime, while reducing drag?

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14 December 2021

DISCOVERER Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2021


Check out our latest DISCOVERER Autumn/Winter 2021 Newsletter capturing the recent exciting outputs from the project.

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01 December 2021

SOAR at the House of Commons

Images courtesy of the IET.

Dr Ciara McGrath from the University of Manchester visited the House of Commons this month as part of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

The Parliamentary reception, hosted by Chi Onwurah MP, took place on Wednesday 1st December to discuss the importance of embedding engineering into current primary school learning and support #EngineeringKidsFutures.

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27 October 2021

DISCOVERER team shortlisted as finalists

The DISCOVERER team are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted as finalists for The Engineer UK’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ awards, in the Aerospace and Defence category. The winners are expected to be announced in early 2022, so watch this space!

Congratulations to the whole team on being shortlisted for this prestigious award. More information about the awards can be found at here.

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