About us

We have been writing about various aspects of Science for decades and more recently have focused specifically on Space. We see this area of Science becoming increasingly important for the future of life on our planet.

Satellites are more important to us than ever before. As we see more dramatic weather events due undoubtedly to climate change, it is the role of satellites to help us to monitor and react to such change. The same can be said of Amazon rainforest fires or ocean plastics or even farming crops that can all be monitored and analysed with satellite technology.

As a group of individuals, we will monitor the evolution of this industry across the UK and Europe with the occasional news article relevant to specific sites, groups or individuals involved in this industry.

The team at Orbital Today is formed out of a group of individuals with an interest in the future of the Space Industry. We share a very specific focus on the UK and Europe in this regard. Our experience as a group is varied and collectively we can cover a wide range of topics in this sector. We have people with backgrounds in science and technology as well as from the energy sector, who are mostly based in Scotland, close to the proposed launch facilities and various other space industry businesses and organisations.

There is a particular interest in the new found ambitions of some countries to enter Space for the first time from home soil or to accelerate what they are already doing. The UK is of great interest as its initial efforts took it to a very advanced stage. And this was very rapidly dropped. As a result, the country never actually launched rockets from its own soil. This is all about to change as Great Britain reaches the advanced stages of building its own Space Industry with multiple launch sites across the country. The UK’s move to become a leader in the European launch sector will see three vertical launch sites built in Scotland and a number of horizontal launch sites elsewhere in the country and also one in Scotland.

We hope to keep you informed as all of this develops. You can help us convey a message about the potential and impact of the space industry, especially in the UK and Europe, by making a donation.

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