Visionaries &

  • Mission Creators
  • Payload Optimisers
  • Requirements Scopers



  • Payload Designers
  • Software Integrators
  • Development Testers


Integrators &

  • Small Constellations
  • In-Orbit Demonstrators
  • Sensitive Payloads
Routes to Space


Space Engineering Services

Collaborating to derive Technical Requirement Specifications based on mission goals, enabling confident, efficient and successful projects.



FlatSat access to "Try-Before-You-Buy" enabling economical Hardware-In-the-Loop design, development and testing to promote informed procurement.

Satellite Bus

Satellite Bus

Off-The-Shelf functionally standardised small satellites buses that use flight and test proven architecture, ready to integrate payloads with confidence.

Latest Update

January 2024

Investor Interaction

Dynamic Earth

Third Planet Orbital were selected to take part in the UK Space Agency Fusion Connect programme which kicked off with an exciting bootcamp in London aimed at the pre-seed/seed part of the investment spectrum. Third Planet Orbital also attended the Space Investment Forum at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh concerned with bigger and later investment rounds.

Events like these are forming a staple part of the UK eco-system, and whether or not investment is needed or forthcoming, the connections and face-to face interactions are invaluable and always have a social element making them all the more enjoyable.

February 2024

Upcoming Events

Space-Comm Expo

7 Feb: Local Community (ATIC, LUSEP) Development

6-7 Mar: Space-Comm Expo (Farnborough)


Loughborough and Leicester Location

Third Planet Orbital has been established in the UK to address needs apparent in the global Space Industry. The business directly addresses what the UK government has identified as being of strategic importance, and contributes to regional development and socio-economic benefits (especially high tech employment and retention).