Demonstrators Smoothing Path Toward UK ISR Constellation

Prometheus cubesats satellites
The shoebox-size Prometheus cubesats will be the first satellites to be launched from a UK mainland spaceport, flying on Virgin Orbit’s Boeing 747 launch aircraft.
Credit: Defense Science and Technology Laboratory
A wave of upcoming satellite launches will help prepare the UK’s fledgling defense space community for the creation of a multirole intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance constellation. At least six satellite demonstration programs, many named for Shakespearian characters, will be sent aloft...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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