Airbus Defence and Space (Amy Aviation’s UK Tour)

November 4, 2019 posted by


There are loads of places around the UK which
are associated with Britain’s aerospace industry. Some of them might be near to where
you live! Let’s spin the propeller and see where we’re headed today!
It’s Stevenage! Get ready for take-off! Stevenage is a busy town in Hertfordshire
– not far from London. It’s home to Airbus Defence and Space – and
as aviation companies go, they don’t get much bigger! Airbus makes a massive variety
of aircraft, using the very latest and newest technology and materials to create the most
efficient craft possible. In fact, in Stevenage they’re aiming just about as high as you
can get… Space! Scientists and engineers research,
design and build things like satellites – machines which go into Earth’s orbit. They undertake
a wide range of jobs – from providing navigation and communication links, to taking measurements
of the Earth and undertaking scientific research. They also support satellite communications
services with the UK armed forces, including mobile voice, video, internet and broadcast
communications. And it’s in Stevenage where Airbus scientists
are helping design and test the navigation systems for the ExoMars Rover that will be
sent to Mars in 2018. They’ve even mocked up the surface of Mars in a warehouse to test
the Rover. I bet you didn’t know all this space age
technology was so close to home! And talking of home, it’s time to fly! Catch you next
time! AMY AVIATION’S BRITISH AERONAUTICS – WITH
SUPPORT FROM THE ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY. FIND OUT MORE AT FUN KIDS LIVE / AMY

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