The Higgs Centre for Innovation (part of STFC-UKRI) is a purpose-built, industry-focused centre containing both dedicated cleanrooms and business incubation facilities. The cleanrooms contain test and integration facilities targeted at the regional SME community, focused on complete Micro- and Nano-Sats (including CubeSats), as well as components and sub-systems for larger satellites
A dedicated suite of test facilities, designed for SME use, housed within a cleanroom environment, aimed at Micro- and Nano-Sats (including CubeSats), as well as components and sub-systems for larger satellites. These incorporate both Environmental Testing (thermal, vacuum, vibration, EMC/EMI), as well as Functional Testing (optical payload, electronic flat-sats, SpaceWire, RF comms). These facilities are housed within a suite of cleanrooms (ISO5-7) – including both the vibration and EMC test facilities.
Facilities are available now – with future upgrades and enhancements planned. All facilities are available for commercial use, with expertise included (both test design and facility operation) – and were designed specifically for that purpose, with suitable attention given to confidentiality (separate cleanroom areas, secure access to buildings, etc). Click here for contact details.