Scotland's Secret Space Race

Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire

July 20, 2020 Kim Season 1 Episode 6
Scotland's Secret Space Race
Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire
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Scotland's Secret Space Race
Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire
Jul 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Kim

Glasgow makes more satellites than anywhere outside the US - and here's the reason why!
Dr Murray Collins and Kim McAllister chat to Spire founder and chief executive Peter Platzer. 
Spire builds and manages a constellation of nanosatellites from six offices across three continents. The Glasgow office is where the satellites are built, and plans to employ another 280 people in the next five years. 
Peter discusses why Spire chose Glasgow, why Scotland is uniquely placed to succeed in the space industry and why NASA is now working with Spire.

Produced by Connect for the University of Edinburgh

connectcommunications.co.uk
ed.ac.uk
twitter.com/murraybcollins
twitter.com/kimmcallister

Show Notes

Glasgow makes more satellites than anywhere outside the US - and here's the reason why!
Dr Murray Collins and Kim McAllister chat to Spire founder and chief executive Peter Platzer. 
Spire builds and manages a constellation of nanosatellites from six offices across three continents. The Glasgow office is where the satellites are built, and plans to employ another 280 people in the next five years. 
Peter discusses why Spire chose Glasgow, why Scotland is uniquely placed to succeed in the space industry and why NASA is now working with Spire.

Produced by Connect for the University of Edinburgh

connectcommunications.co.uk
ed.ac.uk
twitter.com/murraybcollins
twitter.com/kimmcallister