About Us / Team
A NewSpace startup based in Glasgow, Scotland, Alba Orbital wants to get more people building and launching their own satellites. Weprovide a hub of support for the fledgling class of PocketQube satellites by offering commercial platforms, parts and technical expertise.
PocketQubes (also known as PocketQub or Pocket Cube) are 5cm cubed spacecraft, proposed by Prof Bob Twiggs of Morehead State University (formerly Stanford). The first 4 PocketQubes made orbit on the 21st of November 2013.
With background in Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Marketing,
Tom is responsible for the overall management and direction of PocketQube
Shop. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with degree in
Business Management and Enterprise. His industrial experience includes
Hewlett Packard, CORE PD and @sipp. Tom has been featured in WIRED,
The Daily Mail and the Guardian.
Conor Forde FT - PocketQube Shop - Electronics Engineer
Conor Forde is a Electronic Engineering graduate with experience developing embedded systems. He graduated with a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University (DCU) and worked previously at NewSpace startup Nanosatisfi (now Spire Global) where he worked on their early Cubesat developments including Ardusat-1, Ardusat-X and Lemur-1. Conor is responsible for developing our line of EPS system's for PocketQube.