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PEER 1 Climbs Onboard to Become Sponsor of the UK’s Next Space Programme

March 18, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsSouthampton, UK – International managed hosting provider, PEER 1 Hosting, today announces its sponsorship of the UK’s Next Space programme which will witness the exciting launch of a high-tech paper plane, named Vulture 1, into space. The mission is set for take-off in Summer 2010.

Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) programme, inspired by Robert Harrison’s Icarus and the Cambridge University Spaceflight, aims to restore national pride in space exploration by setting the longest paper plane flight ever recorded. The PEER 1 Hosting sponsored aircraft will be lifted into the stratosphere where it will be released and history made.


The aircraft’s design still remains a top secret but what is certain is that it will carry a miniature camera, the Flycam, which will provide spectacular shots during its flight. It will also be equipped with a GPS system to track its progress and ensure its safe recovery and return.

Dominic Monkhouse, Managing Director, PEER 1 Hosting commented; “It is a huge privilege to be involved in such a ground-breaking programme. PEER 1 Hosting is all about innovation, doing things better and delivering outstanding performance, so we see significant parallels with the quality, engineering and excitement surrounding the Vulture 1 Mission.”

Phillip Mitchell, Operations Director, The Register said: “This is a truly exciting mission and is all about pushing the boundaries of space exploration. We are delighted that PEER 1 Hosting has come on board and with their support and enthusiasm we are sure to make this mission a success.”

For those wanting to follow the Vulture 1 mission, updates including design details of the aircraft will be regularly published on PEER 1’s blog www.peer1hosting.co.uk/blog.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a global online business hosting provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and Colocation solutions. Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™, PEER 1 ensures customers’ online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 16 state-of-the-art data centers and points-of-presence throughout North America and Europe. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK.  PEER 1 shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.

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