Stephen McPartland visited various space technology companies around the Stevenage area as part of a campaign to understand the future of a fast growing UK space industry, currently estimated to add over £6 billion to the UK economy each year. Tessella, the information technology and consulting services company selected by R&D, science and engineering leaders for business-critical assignments was one of these firms.
Commenting on his tour of Tessella, Stephen said: "The visit to Tessella was extremely interesting and it was fascinating to see and understand the company's offerings in the space sector."
Alan Gaby, Director at Tessella said: "We were keen to show our long standing involvement and commitment in the space sector and briefed Mr McPartland on our plans for the future." Tessella Stevenage has been responsible for the design, analysis and simulation of on-board attitude determination and control algorithms for a number of the European Space Agency’s scientific and telecommunications satellites.