Press Release

Bright Ascension Launches Academic Programme and Support for Space Software Users

By SpaceRef Editor
August 4, 2021
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Bright Ascension Ltd., an industry-leading space software
technology provider, is pleased to announce the launch of its Bright Start Academic Programme.
Building on the support provided to academic institutions over the recent years, the company has
created an extensive programme to support the student community and enhance learning
opportunities for building future industry skills and expertise within academic settings. Bright
Ascension will be holding a free online launch event and invites all interested parties to attend.

The Bright Start Academic Programme aims to support academic research by offering free or
heavily discounted bundles of Bright Ascension’s Flight Software Development Kit and Mission
Control Software. Through significant improvements in efficiency, lower service delivery costs and
increased capabilities, these software products will allow students and researchers to launch their
missions sooner, reduce risks, automate processes and operate spacecraft more efficiently.

In addition, Bright Ascension offers to sponsor three academic projects per year by providing its
flight and ground software entirely free of charge, as part of the Bright Start programme. This will
give an invaluable advantage to any academic mission and help students achieve their science,
engineering and learning objectives faster and more efficiently.

“We know that university projects operate on extremely tight and often non-existent budgets. But it
is so important to support future skill-building within the industry and that is why we are offering
sponsorship and affordable licencing options to students and researchers,” said Peter Mendham,
CEO. “We would like to encourage everyone interested to join our launch event to find out more
about the programme, what it offers and how to apply.”

The online launch event of the Bright Start Academic Programme is scheduled for August, 10th at
3pm US Mountain Time, please visit the News &Events section on the company’s website to

Registration link:

About Bright Ascension

Bright Ascension Ltd. is an industry-leading space software technology provider, offering unique off-the-shelf software
products and solutions for the delivery of space-based services, both on spacecraft and on the ground.

Started in 2011, we offer a fresh and unique approach to space software development. Our team come from both the space
industry and other high-technology sectors, which allows us to blend the most innovative ideas from different fields and
create new and unique approaches to software development and operation.

Our innovative modular approach allows our customers to significantly speed up mission development, simplify and
automate operations, and results in lower total mission cost. As of this day, 24 spacecraft have been launched to orbit with
our software onboard.

More information:

For more information and high-resolution images please contact:

Olga Garvin
Marketing Manager

Bright Ascension Ltd. 

SpaceRef staff editor.