NI Space: Local companies are helping NI position itself as a key player in space exploration

IN the realm of space technology innovation, Northern Ireland stands as a unique region where industry and academia seamlessly collaborate. Our dynamic landscape, flexible, highly skilled workforce and rich history of engineering and technology excellence converge to propel us into the future of space exploration. Our burgeoning space sector has roots deeply embedded in its […]

Emerging Satellite AIS Technology to Generate a Dynamic and Improved Recognised Maritime Picture

Skytek was awarded funding through the ESA ARTES programme for the development of a demonstrator titled ‘Next Generation – Recognised Maritime Picture’ (NG-RMP). The project focused on the use of emerging Satellite AaIS vessel position technology to generate a dynamic and improved RMP. This would determine ‘vessels of interest’ for the Irish Naval Service and provide real time aggregated information on vessels for the insurance industry.

The Final Frontier – Northern Ireland Launches Its Own Space Cluster

This week, also marks UN World Space Week and to celebrate its launch, the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, Skytek Ltd, the Northern Ireland Space Office, and the UK Space Agency are hosting one of a series of ongoing workshops to advise the public sector in understanding how satellite data and applications can support and augment effective and efficient local public services.

Skytek at Rendez-Vous de Septembre: Shaping the Future of Insurance

The insurance industry has always been at the forefront of adapting to technological advancements. In recent years, the sector has witnessed a rapid transformation driven by data analytics, artificial intelligence, and innovative insurtech solutions. Against this backdrop, one company, Skytek, has emerged as a key player in revolutionizing the insurance landscape. Skytek will once again be present at Rendez-Vous de Septembre, an event that brings together leaders and innovators from the global insurance market.

Five Irish Companies Join the Space Race

Sarah Bourke and Paul Kiernan’s Skytek started out providing instruction manuals for space. Today its international procedural viewer is behind the checklists and operations that help astronauts keep the International Space Station in orbit. Having just won a contract with the European Space Agency, Skytek is due to repeat the feat on board Gateway, a lunar space station slated for launch in 2028. The company has since moved into Earth observation, providing real-time satellite imagery to insurance companies, including Aon, Chubb and Airbus.

Severe Weather Advisory – Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia, the ninth named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend region near Apalachee Bay as a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Idalia formed as a tropical depression on August 27 near the Yucatan Peninsula and rapidly intensified over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The storm reached Category 4 status with sustained winds of 130 mph and gusts of 160 mph before making landfall over the counties of Taylor, Dixie and Levy in Florida.

Skytek Receives Prestigious ADS Step R&D Award

Skytek, a renowned innovator in technology solutions, is thrilled to announce its recent achievement as the recipient of the highly esteemed ADS Step R&D Award supported by the UK Space Agency. This prestigious recognition acknowledges Skytek’s ground breaking advancements in Augmented Reality (AR) technology specifically tailored for the Spacecraft Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) sector.