Meeting Dates

SPAN Board Meetings

  • 24th January 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 2nd September 2020

Space Science and Exploration Working Group

  • 6th of December 2019
  • 13th March 2020
  • 10th June 2020
  • 7th October 2020

Space Engineering and Technology Working Group

  • 25th March 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 21st October 2020

Space Data and Analysis Working Group

  • 1st April 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 4th November 2020

Earth Observation Sciences Working Group

Organised in conjunction with the NCEO EO Centres forum

Attending a working group meeting

SPAN operates an open membership to its working groups. Please contact info@span.ac.uk to join one of the working groups. Membership of the SPAN board is outlined in the Terms of Reference for SPAN. Refer to our Members page for the attendees of the board meetings.

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...

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