Tom Walkinshaw

Founder and CEO, Alba Orbital

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!

About Alba Orbital
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.