Call for media: UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2014

7 February 2014


UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2014

1-2 March 2014, University of Leicester

Call for Media

On 1-2 March 2014, UKSEDS will hold its 26th annual National Student Space Conference 2014 (NSSC 2014). Members of the media are invited to join UKSEDS at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester at the ‘Premier Event for Space Students’.

About the conference

The target audience of the NSSC is undergraduate and graduate engineers and scientists, who have a passion for the space industry and are looking to further their awareness of space projects and potential employers. The conference is a major event for students aspiring to get a foothold in the space industry. It features talks by leading space science and industry figures, a careers fair, and opportunities to take part in discussions and networking events.

About NSSC2014

UKSEDS are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

Prof. Richard Brown | Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology, University of Strathclyde

Professor Brown is Director of the Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The aim of the Centre is to perform the dedicated long-term planning and research that will be required to create the space access and air transport systems of the future.

Dr David Parker | UK Space Agency

Dr Parker is Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency. He has been involved in the UK space sector since 1990 having completed a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University. He worked in British Aerospace Space Systems as a propulsion and guidance, navigation and control (GNC) engineer and later in management and business development roles in EADS Astrium.

We are delighted to announce that British ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake will be participating in the UKSEDS Conference.

Our second Gold sponsor, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland will be running a Satellite Training Centre throughout the Conference. Students will get the chance to simulate real on-orbit satellite operations.

Reaction Engines Ltd. will be represented by Richard Varvill, Technical Director, who will be talking about the latest developments of the SABRE Engine and the Skylon Space plane. A number of other Reaction Engines staff will be on their stand. Reaction Engines Ltd are kindly sponsoring the conference networking reception on Saturday evening, following the day’s events.

Delegates are being encouraged to prepare their CVs as we will soon launch our CV repository which will give them a direct link to graduate schemes and career opportunities across Europe.

The conference is made possible by the kind sponsorship of Reaction Engines, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, UK Space Agency, HE Space, Printech Circuit Laboratories, Sapienza Consulting, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Royal Aeronautical Society, Serco Group, AstroGnome, International Space University, RAL Space, and Avanti Communications Group plc, and the support of the British Interplanetary Society, ESERO-UK, European Southern Observatory (ESO), ESA Education Office, AstRoSoc Leicester, University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy, Leicester Astronomical Society and EUROAVIA.

Members of the media are invited to join UKSEDS members, sponsors, supporters and other delegates on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, LE2 7RH, UK. The full programme of events is being finalised and a draft will be available on our website shortly at:

Media registration

Please register by 21 February 2014 here or via our website at:

Directions to Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester

NSSC2014 on Social Media

Twitter are encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #NSSC2014 and include the @UKSEDS Twitter account.


Email: [email protected]

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