New £1 million grant to study space weather

Open University researchers have received £1 million from the UK Space Agency to contribute to the design of new sensors to study space weather.

A team of researchers in the OU’s Centre for Electronic Imaging, led by Dr Matthew Soman, Space Instrumentation Research Fellow, has secured continued support from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to test and calibrate the sensors for an instrument on-board the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) spacecraft. Read more here.

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28 January 2020

SPAN organising a Small Satellite Workshop

SPAN is holding a meeting to discuss a UK Small Satellite Programme. The workshop is kindly being hosted by the University of Strathclyde and SoXSA. The objective is to review the appetite and scope of a SmallSat/CubeSat programme for the UK, to...

04 December 2019

ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget

ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. Full Article and charts.

25 September 2019

£20 million project to tackle space weather

SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) is a £20 million, four-year programme that will look to improve the UK's capabilities for space weather monitoring and prediction. Link to the news on RAL Space's website