The day after the final RISpace 2016 day, we took a bus full of delegates to visit Airbus DS in Stevanage, England.
Airbus Defence and Space teams focus on the design and manufacture of advanced satellites and systems for telecommunications, earth observation, and navigation and science programmes. They also support the UK’s military satellite communications services to the UK armed forces, including mobile voice, video, Internet and broadcast communications.
Airbus is the largest European space company and we saw a lot on the visit including a fascinating time in the Mars Yard where rovers are tested in a mock-up of the Red Planet’s surface.
Our post-conference site visits are a fantastic, and free to delegates, opportunity to visit companies local to the conference venue, “behind the scenes”.