Dundee’s space sector is to receive a welcome boost with a multi-million pound investment landing in the city.

Smiths Interconnect designs, manufactures and tests systems for space satellites, with parts from the city of discovery also being used on missions to the moon, Mars and Jupiter.

It’s one of 12 projects to be backed by the UK Space Agency through their ‘Space Clusters Infrastructure Fund’, receiving a total investment of £3.8m.

Some £1.9m will come from the UK Space Agency with Smiths Interconnect matching the investment.

Grant Robertson from Smiths Interconnect said: “The work that we’re doing here today, the investments we’re making today, will only come to fruition in ten years’ time.

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