NORSS – Northern Space and Security

End-to-end Space Situational Awareness

Sustainable Success from Outer Space

End-to-end Space Situational Awareness

Sustainable Success from Outer Space
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ABOUT US

Founded in 2017, Northern Space & Security (NORSS) is an innovative UK based specialist in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance & Tracking (SST). Our mission is to empower success through opportunities in outer space supporting industry, academia and governments use of the space environment.
Our expertise results from having highly skilled, dedicated individuals with a true passion for space, whilst several key members of the team bring over 100 years of combined experience in SST/SSA, across both military and civilian sectors through space law, policy, risk management, orbital analytics, and operations. 
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OUR VALUES

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Sustainability
Success through collaboration
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Openness
Of opportunities & of behaviour
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Fair Access
Utilisation of space for all
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Rule of Law
developing rules & regulations
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OUR VISION

The sustainable use of outer space, accessible to all of society. Ensuring this will bring huge social and economic value.

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OUR MISSION

To empower success through opportunities in outer space for business, academia and the public.

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OUR MOTIVATION

The opportunities are too big to be ignored. The consequences of not regulating safety and sustainability could be catastrophic.

We believe that our UK based experts in collaboration with counterparts globally can make a significant difference to access, success and sustainability in outer space.

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GOVERNMENT

NORSS is on a mission to democratise access to outer space.
We work with governments that are keen to realise these benefits and spread the rewards that this brings.
We educate operators, controllers and teams that will utilise space for the economic and societal benefits we know can be attained.

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DEFENCE

Satellite tracking, space situational awareness and domain awareness are all vital for security, safety, regulation and mission planning.
NORSS provide experience and technological capabilities, as well as knowledge from its founder’s military background in RAF space security and monitoring.

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ACADEMIA

Research in cutting edge technology and new areas as complex as outer space require a partnership approach.
NORSS collaborates with multiple British universities on research and development projects, providing outer space subject matter experience.

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WHO WE WORK WITH

NORSS provide consultancy for Satellite Operators, Business, Industry and Government. Intelligence and data on space operations is a vast and evolving field.
We provide consultancy & planning and technical & operational services. Ultimately, NORSS ensure customer space operations are successful and data is as useful and actionable as it can be.
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WHO WE WORK WITH

NORSS provide consultancy for Satellite Operators, Business and Industry. Intelligence and data on space operations is a vast and evolving field.
We provide consultancy & planning and technical & operational services. Ultimately, NORSS ensure customer space operations are successful and data is as useful and actionable as it can be.
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Meet Our Directors...

NORSS bring over 100 years of combined experience in space situational awareness and space surveillance & tracking, across both military and civilian sectors through space law, policy, risk management, orbital analytics, and operations.

Dinz

Mr Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley

Executive Director

22 years military, civil and commercial space experience

Mr Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley is a retired RAF Officer with more than 32 years of service, 21 years of space experience and the founder of NORSS. An “Air Defender” by choice and “Space Surveillance and Tracking Practitioner” by chance his military space career culminated in leading the UK MOD contribution to global SSA in two significant programmes; the Combined Space Operations Initiative and the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking Framework. Dinz is a Chief of the Air Staff Fellow, with an MA in Peace and Development covering “Critical Perspectives on UK Space Security” exploring the vulnerabilities and threats of space operations against past, present and future UK aspirations. Dinz is bringing Space Awareness to the North East of England and is currently exploring, in partnership with Northumbria University, the influence of Law on developments for Space Traffic Management through the concept of the Space Law Games.

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Dr Adam E. White

14 years of specialist SSA experience working in academia, commercial space and for both UKSA and MOD via the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories

Dr Adam White is one of the few people in the world to work in academia, a number different commercial companies and government (both civil and military) for Space Situational Awareness. His unprecedented experience includes SSA operations, space debris modelling, space systems engineering, optical and radar sensing for space observations, software engineering, space power solutions and space policy and regulation.
He has 12 years of experience in space systems engineering, project and programme management and leading operational teams. He has led multiple R&D projects on national and international space programmes in SSA data processing, radar operations, long-term space debris modelling.

Sean

Mr Sean Goldsbrough

Operations Director

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Inter-Agency Debris Committee Working Group Lead and UK Space Agency Senior Orbital Analyst

Mr Sean Goldsbrough is a highly experience orbital analyst and systems engineer with over 17 years in the space industry, working with both the UK Space Agency and the Ministry of Defence. He has led on the technical elements of national and international space programmes and is a leading member of several forums on the safety of spaceflight.
Sean has expertise in building and leading teams in space operations and extensive knowledge on the development of space situational awareness and space surveillance and tracking capabilities. Over the course of his career to date, Sean has built a strong reputation in industry and was the UK Space Agency’s first operational senior orbital analyst.

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