New UK-based space team launches to boost sector and economy

Serco, Inmarsat, CGI UK and Lockheed Martin UK form ‘Athena’ to develop additional UK space capabilities, win new business and boost the British economy LONDON, 19 MAY 2020:  Four UK-based companies announce today that they will team up to combine their complementary skills and expertise to enhance further the country’s space industry capabilities to deliver prosperity and security. Athena is… Read More

Space Camp Lift Off!

Athena launches a summer student space initiative across the UK Tuesday 14th June, 2022 – Athena, the UK’s national team in space, formed by CGI, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin UK and Serco, is launching a series of intensive national space camps across the UK. In partnership with the National Space Academy, 120 students from 20 schools across every region of the… Read More

Ladies what lunch – why it’s good to talk Space

One of the things I like most about working for Serco is our diversity.  Not just the diversity of our people, but the diversity of what we do and the many different services we provide for governments around the world – in health, transport, defence, citizen services, justice, immigration, and in space. In pre-Covid times, hot-desking at one of our… Read More
Since joining Inmarsat, I have been very vocal about my passion for innovation. If you have ever heard me speak, you probably know how mindful I am that the world around us is changing and that we must never sit still if we are to continue to outpace the needs of our customers and partners. We have proven our desire… Read More
After more than a decade of research and development we are beginning to see 5G technologies deployed around the world. Although this is most visible through the emerging availability of higher speed public 5G radio networks and devices, it is in the radio and network layer that its impact will be most transformative, through the introduction of software-defined networking, mobile… Read More
Vigilamus – the importance of conserving Space for generations to come, through proactive space domain awareness nowIt’s Monday morning. Week 59 of Covid working from home. The alarm goes off at 7am. Pre-Covid it was 05:45 in order to get the 7am train to London. Sunday nights are always restless nights as you transition into the new working week. My… Read More

Towards a UK Space Surveillance Policy

The latest in Athena’s series of webinars focussed on lessons from building coherent cyber capability and how that can be applied to space. Take a look at our comprehensive summary of the key learnings and outcomes. Read More

Athena is a strategic partner for the Defence Space 2020 Conference

Athena is a delighted to be a strategic partner of the Defence Space 2020 – Military Space: Mobilise, Modernise, Transform conference.  This virtual conference taking place on 17-18 November 2020 will explore the opportunities and disruptive possibilities for the future of military space. Speakers from across the military, Government, industry including Athena and academia will consider how Defence mobilises, modernises,… Read More