Tom Walkinshaw started the company in his bedroom in
2012 building prototype PocketQubes. Tom has more cumulative years developing
PocketQubes than anyone else, leading Alba Orbital to its position as the world leading
company in the picosatellite field. As of December 2019, Alba Orbital successfully put six
picosatellites in-orbit and has launched more pocketqubes than any organisation worldwide.
Tom has won many awards and accolades including GCU Alumni of the Year (2019), 39th
Coolest person in Scotland and Forbes 30 under 30 to name a few. Tom is passionate about
getting more people to build and launch their own satellites!
Alba Orbital is the world’s leading PocketQube satellite manufacturer and launch broker. The
company was founded in 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland and recently opened its second office in
Berlin, Germany. To date, Alba launch has successfully deployed 6 PocketQube satellites into
orbit including the Unicorn-2 platform. Unicorn-2 is the world's most capable Picosat by
specification. Albaconnect, a ground station service developed by Alba, completes the full
end-to-end service to newspace users and operators. Alba has 20+ customers on 3 continents.