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.

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COVERAGE

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AWARDS 

Startup 100 - Ranked the 95th startup in the UK

Startup 100 - Ranked the 95th startup in the UK

2013 Shell Livewire - Grand Ideas Award Winner

2013 Shell Livewire - Grand Ideas Award Winner

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TEAM         


Tom Walkinshaw - Founder/CEO

Tom Walkinshaw - Founder/CEO

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.

e: tom@pocketqubeshop.com t: @tomwalki in: Tom Walkinshaw

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.

Team PQ Shop (left to right): Ugne (Electrical Engineer), Ryan (Physicist), Tom (Business Dev), Peter (Mechanical Engineer)

Team PQ Shop (left to right): Ugne (Electrical Engineer), Ryan (Physicist), Tom (Business Dev), Peter (Mechanical Engineer)

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OUR PARTNERS

Radiobro Corporation  

Radiobro Corporation

 

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SUPPORTED BY

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FACILITIES 

We have a small office and production facility with The Whisky Bond (TWB) in the north of Glasgow.



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