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Dock is home to Leicester's community of high tech companies. It offers hotdesking, office, commercial, laboratory space and meeting rooms.  We host business from start-ups to international companies. Dock is very excited to be hosting as sponsoring SpaceUp 19 again this year. For more information visit:

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Skyrora Limited is a launch vehicle development company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We aim to cater for the growing demand to send small satellites into space using a combination of proven technology, advanced manufacturing and detailed knowledge. We are in the process of developing cost-effective launch vehicles that will launch from a UK spaceport. For more information visit: 

HE Space is specialised in personnel recruitment exclusively for space agencies and the space industry. For more information about HE Space visit:


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The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programmes to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment. ISU offers its students and participants a unique Core Curriculum covering all disciplines related to space science, space engineering, space business and management, space policy and law and space and society. Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 4600 students from over 105 countries. For more information visit:  

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Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable small satellite missions to help solve the world’s biggest challenges, enabling organisations from across a wide range of industries to use space technologies as a tool. Open Cosmos removes space access barriers by simplifying space technology, offering a one-stop-shop to orbit, reducing time and cost. Open Cosmos offers constellation services, in-orbit demonstration services, payload development and qualification services. For more information visit:  

Reaction Engines is a UK-based company formed in 1989 to design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system – the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE™). It has achieved a breakthrough in aerospace engine technology by developing ultra-lightweight heat exchangers. Developed for its high-speed SABRE engines, the heat exchangers stop engine components from overheating at high flight speeds.  

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The ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) is a nationwide programme launched in 2011 that equips start-ups and small companies to help accelerate business growth. Run on behalf of European Space Agency (ESA), the programme is managed and co-funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of the largest multi-disciplinary research organisations in the world, and is located at three sites across the UK: at Harwell Campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury and the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. 


Printech Circuit Laboratories (PCL) was founded in 1980 and has continually evolved as a technology driven company, offering real solutions and close working relationships with many start-up companies, leading OEM’s and other technology driven companies throughout the world. PCL manufactures all types of printed wiring from conventional through to complex M/Ls and Flex rigids as well as all types of Microwave and Metal Backed boards. Standard finishes include tin, tin-lead, electro-plated nickel, electro-plated gold both hard and soft pure gold, and hard gold for edge connectors. For more information visit: 


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Design & Data GmbH is an award-winning cross-media agency specialised in communication and outreach solutions for space and science. It helps to increase the visibility towards various target audiences including stakeholders, investors, employees, media and the general public. Its team consists of tech-savvy and design conscious professionals who enjoy the opportunity of contributing ideas, content and new technologies to your various print, web and video projects. With its collective experience in digital media and a vast network of professionals it is capable of realising all your digital communication requirements while ensuring that all your content remains factually true. It offers customised quality support and innovative ideas to drive your projects and your brand forward. For more information visit: 



The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organises scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognises outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and outreach activities and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 4,000 members (Fellows), a third based overseas, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as historians of astronomy and others. For more information visit:  

The Leicester Astronomical Society meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of most months at the National Space Centre, Leicester. It is a friendly group whose members have a wide range of expertise. In addition to the Tuesday evening meetings, observing sessions are held on some Saturdays when conditions permit. Non-members are welcome at all our meetings (charge of £1). The talks on Tuesday nights cover all aspects of astronomy and are given by professionals, well-known amateurs and our own members. The society gets involved in a number of public outreach events with organisations such as the National Space Centre and Leicester City Council. For more information visit: 

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Space Park Leicester is currently being developed by the University of Leicester in collaboration with local, national and international partners. 

Space Park Leicester will provide state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities for research, development and manufacturing. It will house capabilities and companies covering an end-to-end capability, from satellite design and engineering, through to downstream data and its applications. This creates unmatched opportunities for collaboration. For more information visit:

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Spacebit is an innovative decentralized space company. We are a team of dedicated, internationally recognised professionals. Our main goal is to democratise access to space by tokenizing all of our commercial space missions around the Earth, the Moon and beyond. By decentralising our missions we also enable citizens to directly take part in or benefit from space programmes. Participate in Spacebit today and join the future of space exploration. 


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