Last Month in Space - October

6 November 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in September!

Lockheed Martin have revealed plans for a reusable single stage spaceship that will be able to shuttle astronauts between the lunar surface and lunar orbiter, without having to refuel between journey's. Unfueled, the concept lander would weigh approximately half the original lunar...

Last Month in Space - September

2 October 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in September!

A space elevator may sound like something from a science fiction novel but it may one day become a reality. If a successful space elevator were to be invented it would cost a fraction of a traditional single use rocket to take workers, equipment and tourists into low earth orbit.

Houston, we have an internship!

11 September 2018

Elisha Jhoti reports on her time as a NASA Summer Intern in Houston, US.

I have always been interested in space exploration and research, in the way it pushes technological boundaries and merges many different disciplines. This is why I chose to study Astrophysics on a five year integrated Masters program at the University of Edinburgh.This summer I was...

Last Month in Space - August

31 August 2018

Find our what happened in the space industry in August!

At the beginning of August, NASA announced its first crew of astronauts that will test fly and crew the first missions of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. These 9 astronauts will be the first to launch from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme...

Spaceport Cornwall - The Hub of the UK's Space Future

26 August 2018

Back in July, the UK Space Agency announced funding for new spaceports in the UK. We spoke to Spaceport Cornwall to find out why it's the best location for horizontal launches.

Cornwall has a proud history of space technology. Beginning in 1962 with Goonhilly Earth Station, this South-Western county has been a key part of the first trans-Atlantic TV transmissions, beaming the Moon landings to millions. Today, Cornwall has a diverse and thriving space industry,...

Masterclasses at the National Space Academy!

24 August 2018

How the National Space Academy is engaging young people with space.

The National Space Centre in Leicester has been welcoming visitors to learn more about the universe and the history of space exploration since 2001, with a huge array of interactive displays, special events and the UK’s largest planetarium.Established in 2011, the National Space...

Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

17 August 2018

Summary of the unconscious bias in recruitment event held by the Women in Aerospace UK local group.

The unconscious mind allows the brain to process much more information than our conscious mind by using shortcuts to make almost instantaneous decisions and judgements about the world around us. The problem with the unconscious mind however is that it is often wrong, it is shaped...

Last Month in Space - July

10 August 2018

Find out what happened in the space industry in July!

We haven’t quite found life on Mars yet but radar measurements from ESA’s Mars Express orbiter raises prospects that microbial life might still exist on the red planet!This is the first time that researchers have identified a stable body of liquid water on Mars having only previously...

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

25 July 2018

What is a lunar eclipse, why is this one special and what have they taught us?

On Friday 27th July 2018 much of the globe will see a ‘blood moon’ as the Moon is totally eclipsed by the Earth. In the UK the Moon will rise in the southeast at 9.10 pm with maximum eclipse occurring at 9.22 pm until 10.13 pm, the Moon will continue to be partially eclipsed...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

24 July 2018 and UKSEDS at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow!

Farnborough International Airshow is the world's second largest airshow bringing together thousands of aviation and aerospace experts and enthusiasts over a week long trade show and public event over the weekend.The UK Space Industry saw some very exciting announcements over the week...

UK one step closer to first Spaceport

17 July 2018

UK Space Agency grants bring the UK one step closer to its first vertical launch spaceport.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been awarded £2.5 million in funding to develop a vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. Funding has also been awarded to Lockheed Martin to establish operations and to Orbex to fund the development and building of an innovative...

How can space higher education in the UK adapt to meet the growing demand of downstream applications?

5 July 2018

A summary of the Downstream Applications workshop organised by the Space Universities Network (SUN).

On Thursday 28th June, SUN hosted a workshop on Downstream Applications at the Satellite Applications Catapult headquarters in Harwell. SUN is a network of over 50 space science and engineering staff from 28 Higher Education institutions with the aim of creating a skilled workforce...

We are hiring!

24 May 2018 is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a current student or 2018 graduate to help develop careers resources for

We have some BIG news! (in collaboration with The Open University and SEPnet) is pleased to announce that we are hiring an internship student for Summer 2018, as part of the Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) scheme.We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who...

What does the Space Industry want from Graduates?

14 June 2017

5 things the space industry wants from graduates: A summary of a workshop organised by the Space Universities Network.

At the UK Space Conference on May 30th 2017 in Manchester, attended the launch of the Space Universities Network, SUN. SUN is a network of over 40 space scientists, engineers and academics from 23 institutions. They aim to help create a skilled workforce of graduates...