The iconic HD video images of the James Webb Space Telescope provided by the Video Telemetry Kit (VIKI) system designed and manufactured in Dublin by Space Industry Skillnet members Réaltra and Realtime Technologies, as it separates from the upper stage of Ariane 5 to begin its historic space science mission on Christmas Day 2021.  Credit:  ©ESA/NASA/CNES/Arianspace

Welcome to Space Industry Skillnet

Space Industry Skillnet is an enterprise-led training network for Irish companies who are, or who want to be, involved in the delivery of technology and services to the global space market, including the European Space Agency.

The objective of Space Industry Skillnet is to encourage and enable more Irish companies to consider the space industry as a truly commercial opportunity and to provide them with the skills to grow their business and succeed in a fast-changing industry.

Our Promoting Agency

G&L Technology Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is a leading technology innovation management consultancy business operating in the global space sector. The company has been located in Athlone since 2002 and is a founder member of the Irish Space Industry Group (ISIG) as well as being the founder and promoter for the Space Industry Skillnet since 2006.

Our Network Members

Featured Courses

IPC-7711/7721 CIT/CIS/CSE

This train the trainer program teaches industry approved techniques on through hole and surface mount rework, land conductor and laminate repair. It also provides…

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15th to 19th January 2024

8th to 12th April 2024

23rd to 27th September 2024

16th to 20th December 2024

Doing Business With ESA

This training course introduces the fundamentals of how to successfully engage with the European Space Agency [ESA]. It includes all the practical information required to…

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This course is designed to help electronic manufacturers achieve the highest quality, productivity, and cost-effective production by ensuring that personnel can correctly apply the acceptability criteria of the IPC-A-610 “Acceptability of…

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26th to 29th February 2024

22nd to 25th April 2024

9th to 12th September 2024

9th to 12th December 2024

Quality Assurance For Space Projects

An introductory course in Quality Assurance for managers and engineers new to quality principles and processes and for QA practitioners with no previous space projects…

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“RTT has through SIS accessed relevant, quality training at a reduced cost with flexibility to fit with our schedule.
Through Improved company and employee knowledge, attitude, competency and networking we are already seeing efficiencies, techniques and opportunities which enable us to put ourselves in a position to win more business”

Peter O'Kane

Engineering Manager, Realtime Technologies

“As a company, we have used Space Industry Skillnet in conjunction with ATEK Training for many years to upskill our Operations Trainers to a CIT level of IPC-A-610 and IPC-7711/7721.
Being an automotive company with a large workforce Space Industry Skillnet has given us the ability to train our employees in-house and customize the training to the company’s ever-growing needs.
As a busy electronics company, it’s essential to supply our many customers with a high-quality product.”

John A O’Leary

Operations Training Team Leader

“We engaged the services of SIS to assist us in bringing the necessary skills into the company, specifically relating to IPC standards. Having staff certified is a key differentiator when we are audited by our customers and leads to repeat business. For the staff there is the satisfaction of being certified in a key transferable skill.”

Bernard Mulcahy

Manufacturing Manager, Atalograph


Réaltra GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) telemetry system flight model shipped to ArianeGroup

Dublin, 17th January, 2024 Dublin based Réaltra has shipped the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) telemetry system that has been developed by Réaltra and manufactured by Realtime Technologies for ArianeGroup. The GNSS system is designed to provide accurate and...

MBRYONICS Selected As Optical Terminal Provider For DARPA’s Space-BACN Program

Space-BACN program aims to deliver seamless communication between government and commercial LEO satellite constellations, utilising Mbryonics’ StarCom optical terminal.  Galway, Ireland – January 2nd, 2024 MBRYONICS, an innovative Satellite Communications and...

Irish Space Company RÉALTRA Awarded Milestone Contract With Leading Launch Vehicle Provider ARIANEGROUP

IRISH SPACE COMPANY RÉALTRA AWARDED MILESTONE CONTRACT WITH LEADING LAUNCH VEHICLE PROVIDER ARIANEGROUP Dublin, December 11th, 2023 Dublin based Réaltra Space Systems Engineering is contributing to the next generation of European rocket launchers and has recently been...

Irish Company Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4M Contract

Irish Company Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4M Contract By German Space Company OHB SYSTEM AG Realtime Technologies Ltd. today announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4M contract from German space company OHB System AG to...

Government Space Strategy Highlights Space Industry Skillnet as Key Industry Upskilling Partner

Wednesday, 19 June 2019: A new Government National Space Strategy for Enterprise to help Irish businesses develop and expand their space-active enterprise and research capacity has launched today. The strategy highlighted Space Industry Skillnet as a key partner to...

Europe’s third Polar orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit. Carrying the 4083 kg MetOp-C satellite, the Soyuz rocket lifted off on 7...

German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s return to space

6 June 2018   Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The...

Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander

18 May 2016 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been assigned a new mission to the International Space Station, where he will fulfil the role of commander during the second part of his six-month mission in 2018. The news was announced today in the presence of German...