Satellite Applications Catapult have developed an exciting proposition as the initial phase of the Disruptive Innovative Space Centre (DISC) facility at Westcott, a fundamental part of building the critical core of the future UK Space Industry.
DISC artist impression
The proposal is delivering a new building providing 2,387sqm space and facilities that will be delivered by March 2022. Bucks LEP Board approved in July 2020, the £2m Getting Building Fund grant for this scheme.
Satellite Applications Catapult and site owners Patricia, are making good progress with the new building due to start in June this year. The completed scheme will expand specialist facilities at Westcott, including a Metal Additive Manufacturing facility, vacuum test chamber and clean rooms for satellite assembly and testing.
DISC proposed front elevation
The Satellite Applications Catapult is pleased to announce the first ever acquisition of an additive manufacturing system for the benefit of the UK Space Sector. The new MetalFAB1 has been acquired as part of an investment from the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, through the Getting Building Fund, and will be installed at the Satellite Applications Catapult’s Disruptive Innovation for Space Centre (DISC) at Westcott Venture Park where it will be available for UK companies to use from July 2021.
To view a video showing the MetalFab1 Additive Manufacturing System in operation, click here