This years Satellite Design Competition has 2 organisations assist in the development and management over the course of the year: SSPI and UKSEDS.


Formed in 1988 and now with over 450 members and 27 affiliated societies located up and down the country, the UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) is a charity run by student volunteers, for students. We support students and enthusiasts across the country by running space projects, hosting conferences and workshops, and doing outreach to inspire and educate the next generation of space enthusiasts. We run and support multiple events throughout each year, including events, workshops, competitions and conferences. Our most popular being the National Student Space Conference (NSSC), which is held annually every March. 


Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International ( is on a mission to make the space and satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. With more than 3,700 members in 40 nations, it is the largest space and satellite industry association in the world. It delivers on its mission through programs that promote space and satellite as the invisible but indispensable infrastructure of the modern world, and that help turn individual promise into careers filled with purpose through research, career education for young people, management education for working professionals and talent recognition that spans the industry. SSPI maintains local chapters in the US, UK, Luxembourg, Brazil, Nigeria and 

SDC Committee

David SulleyUKSEDSSDC Competition Lead
Zaria SerfonteinUKSEDSUKSEDS Events & Competitions Team Lead
Jack McHughUKSEDS / GMVPrevious SDC Lead / Flight Dynamics Engineer
Robert BellSSPIExecutive Director
Jorge Cano MartinezOpenCosmosCustomer Success Engineer
Dawn HarmsMomentus SpaceChief Revenue Officer
Alain RolleST EngineeringHead of Systems