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Meridian Space Command establishes new HQ at Leicester's Space Innovation Hub
Meridian Space Command plays a crucial role in assisting space sector entities by securing funding and completing technology demonstration missions that pave the way for entry into commercial markets.
Meridian Space Command establishes new HQ at Leicester's Space Innovation Hub
by Sophie Jenkins
London, UK (SPX) Mar 09, 2024

In a significant move to bolster the growth of UK's space technology sector, Meridian Space Command, known for facilitating the global expansion of space organizations, has inaugurated its new headquarters at Space Park Leicester.

Meridian Space Command, or Meridian, plays a crucial role in assisting space sector entities by securing funding and completing technology demonstration missions that pave the way for entry into commercial markets. The organization offers comprehensive support across mission management, operations, software solutions, audits, and educational programs.

Positioning itself within the University of Leicester's innovative Pounds 100 million science and innovation park, Meridian aims to leverage Space Park Leicester's cutting-edge facilities. This strategic relocation is designed to foster collaboration with the University of Leicester and introduce its services to a broad spectrum of businesses, from leading industry players to dynamic start-ups, within the Space City Leicester ecosystem.

Dr. Sam Richards, Meridian Director, expressed enthusiasm about the move: "Establishing Meridian's headquarters at Space Park Leicester marks a significant milestone for us. We are eager to strengthen our partnerships and enhance our ability to foster collaborative ventures for UK technologies. Space Park Leicester's environment of expertise, innovation, and educational resources aligns with our goals, and we anticipate contributing to its vibrant community."

Richards also highlighted the importance of integrating into the Space City Leicester community, noting the unique opportunities for collaboration it presents by co-locating commercial and space enterprises.

Vinay Patel, Head of Commercial and Innovation at Space Park Leicester, lauded Meridian's decision to join the park: "We're thrilled to welcome Meridian to Space Park Leicester. Their commitment to education and client expansion aligns perfectly with our objectives. We're especially excited about their upcoming educational short course in Newspace Mission Operations and Management, which promises to nurture the future leaders of the space industry."

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