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CRAIG Clark awarded MBE
by Staff Writers
Glasgow, UK (SPX) Jun 19, 2013

Craig founded Clyde Space in 2005 and the company is now one of the most successful suppliers of small satellite and CubeSat systems in the World, holding a 40% market share for nanosatellites, known as CubeSats.

CRAIG Clark, founder and CEO of Glasgow-based Clyde Space, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for Services to Technology and Innovation.

He said he was: "Absolutely delighted to be awarded with an MBE and I hope that this honour can help to raise awareness of the space industry and to encourage more children to decide on science and technology based careers.

Clyde Space has built Scotland's first satellite, UKube-1, which will be sent into space aboard a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in September.

Craig founded Clyde Space in 2005 and the company is now one of the most successful suppliers of small satellite and CubeSat systems in the World, holding a 40% market share for nanosatellites, known as CubeSats.

Clyde Space's small, but highly sophisticated CubeSats can carry multiple payloads and they are being applied to multiple applications from astrophysics research, to tracking ships or wildfires, or taking high-resolution photographs.

The company works closely with the UK Space Agency and its global customer base includes the likes of NASA, US Air Force and MIT.

The company's growth continues as it develops cutting-edge products for the space market and it now employs more than 25 highly skilled, full-time staff. In the last 6 months the company has doubled its order intake, winning over $1,000,000 worth of new orders in the last 3 months alone, and expects to grow its turnover this year by 50% based on its current order book.

Craig has a BEng in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey. Before setting up Clyde Space, Craig was employed by for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) for 11 years from 1994 where he worked as a technical manager on more than 20 space missions

Married with two children aged 9 and 7; Craig is age 39 and lives in Glasgow, Scotland.


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