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

Q2 2024

Raising the TRL of UK SME Payloads

UKSA Ignite

Third Planet Orbital is supporting the Exotopic "Give Me Some Space!" mission. A mission dedicated to helping up and coming businesses and technologies to reach 'TRL9'. It is a difficult step and Exotopic are taking the lead, promoting and providing a cost effective route through to being flown and tested.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

11 Sep: Space-Comm Expo in Glasgow

18 Sep: ESA Industry Space Days in ESTEC

19 Nov: Space Tech Expo in Bremen


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).