Northern Ireland-based company Resonate Testing has joined the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire at the Satellite Applications Catapult.
The Harwell Space Cluster is known as the gateway to the UK Space sector and also hosts the UK Space Agency (ESA) and the European Space Agency amongst 100 space organizations.
Newry-based Resonate Testing provides bespoke testing services said it has experienced an increased demand for testing within the space sector in the last three years. Highlights include providing shock testing for equipment used on the ESA Lunar Pathfinder Spacecraft and James Webb Telescope missions.
The company will initially take a desk at the Satellite Launch Applications Catapult at Harwell to help further the company’s growth in the space sector.
Tom Mallon, managing director at Resonate Testing said, “With our increasing work in the space sector, the obvious next move was for us to join the Harwell Space Cluster. To have access to over 100 organisations involved in the space sector is a game changer for us as we continue to develop our testing offerings in this area.”
Gemma Wilson, manager of the Harwell Space Cluster said, “We are very excited to have Tom and his team from Resonate Testing join the Harwell Space Cluster. Their facilities in Northern Ireland are even easier to access with the company now having a presence on the campus, and we look forward to exploring new opportunities and identifying collaboration with SMEs both at Harwell and our wider network.”
Figures recently released in the latest “Size and Health survey of the UK Space Industry” report show the number of space organizations identified across the UK rose from 1,293 to 1,590, creating 1,772 jobs. The sector now employs just under 48,800 people and supports an estimated 126,800 UK jobs across the wider supply chain.