Welcome to Neptec UK Ltd.
Neptec UK Ltd. is an experienced spaceflight engineering company. Opened in Harwell, Oxfordshire in October 2014, Neptec UK is a subsidiary of Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottawa, Canada, an award-winning technology innovator for the space market and NASA Prime Contractor. Neptec UK provides support to our European based customers as well as specializing in the UK development of space qualified metrology instruments, IR cameras and other intelligent sensors.
The only definition of success that matters to Neptec is our customer’s mission success.
Proba 3 Technology
The HAMS (Hi-Accuracy Measurement System for precise formation flying) is responsible for measuring the distance between the two satellites to micrometer accuracy so that they are effectively flying joined to each other, even though there is no physical connection.
It is expected that this technology will allow smaller satellites to be launched from earth independently and then joined in space to form larger structures or platforms such as large telescopes. We also expect to exploit potential terrestrial applications for this technology.
Space IR Camera
The Space IR camera has been developed by Neptec and flown on three different Shuttle missions to test its capabilities as an Automated Rendezvous and Docking sensor.
We recently won a contract with the UK Space Agency to develop model simulations of IR cameras in space. We are also investigating the use of UK/Euro vendors for a non-ITAR camera.
This Space infrared (IR) camera can be used for calculating range and bearing for a chase vehicle approaching a target. It can also be used for ranging information between satellites. The camera can also provide thermal analysis of space objects. Neptec can provide a processor card with the camera and is developing the software needed to calculate range and bearing in real-time.