White Paper on National Space Capability Funding for Space Engineering, Science Technologies and Training in Universities

This paper outlines areas for further funding in academic institutions in the areas of Space Technology and Training under the auspices of the National Space Programme.

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White Paper on Funding of Universities by the National Space Programme

This paper outlines a proposed strategy to address a critical lack of funding for UK university research in space science, engineering and technology.

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UK Nano-Launcher Programme White Paper

This paper describes the case for a Nano-Launcher programme of research and development and the case for student competitions in this area.

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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.

14 October 2019

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...