Glasgow University Team Design Satellite
The satellite is meant to analyse the impact of climate change on coastal areas.
13:19 14 February 2022
A team from the University of Glasgow has designed a satellite to analyse the impact of climate change on coastal areas.
Team GU Orbit is one of the five teams shortlisted for the UK Government's Nanosat Design Competition competing for a share of the £600,000 Challenge Fund. The competition, which opened for entries in November 2021, is a satellite design contest that aims to help the UK build solutions to climate change.
UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said: "It’s inspiring to see a new generation of scientists exploring how satellites can be used to help tackle climate change. I’m particularly pleased to see students from the University of Glasgow among the competition finalists, and I wish them the very best of luck."
"The UK Government is determined to secure the UK’s role as a global leader in the space sector and Scotland is a key part of this ambition, with the UK’s first vertical satellite launches set to take off from Shetland later this year."
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said: "With satellite launches due to start from British soil this year, it’s great to see our young people coming up with brilliant and innovative uses for nanosats in our important battle against climate change."
"From wind turbines to coastal vegetation, the shortlisted ideas display a wealth of ingenuity and original thinking which I commend."
"As we stand on the cusp of a new commercial space age, this type of technology will help create new, high-skilled jobs and bring economic benefits to communities right across the UK, helping us to level up and inspire the next generation of space experts."