About Us / Team
A startup based in Glasgow, Scotland, PocketQube Shop (Alba Orbital Ltd) wants to get more people building and launching their own satellites. We want to provide a hub for the fledgling class of PocketQube satellites by offering a one stop shop with the largest selection of parts available anywhere.
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.
Having successfully closed a Kickstarter campaign we are now in the process of growing our team, product lines, awareness and satellites teams. We were fortunate enough to be featured in WIRED, Mail Online and the Guardian.
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.
We have a small office and production facility with The Whisky Bond (TWB) in the north of Glasgow.