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Mike Lawton, founder & CEO, explained: “To our knowledge, no one else has formed a new company, developed new materials and a product and then got to orbit so quickly. I’m really proud of the OSS team for this achievement – a truly agile development without compromising reliability. Thanks must go to Innovate UK and the Algerian and UK Space Agencies for providing the opportunity and co-funding to come in alongside that of our investors. Special mention must go to ESA’s ARTES 14 NEOSAT programme. This provided essential funding and expertise which permitted us to formally evaluate a range of novel composite layups targeting geo-stationary telecoms platforms. Although we’re not currently part of the programme, work completed under NEOSAT underpinned this successful on-orbit deployment”.