AstRoSoc Project Aether Success!


Students from our University of Leicester Branch – AstRoSoc, have filmed breathtaking footage of the Earth’s curvature, using a high altitude weather balloon. The unmanned balloon and sensor payload reached an altitude of 23.6km, putting it at 1.7 times the altitude ceiling of a 747 airliner. In conditions close to a vacuum with ambient temperatures around -56oC […]

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Spotlight on our Committee!

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With it being the summer, branches are quiet, so we’ve decided to replace our usual spotlight feature with a spotlight on the committee that run UKSEDS – Exec member James Telfer tells us a little more about how UKSEDS works, and how you can get involved. It’s only July, but it’s already been a big year for […]

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National Women in Engineering Day


Today is National Women in Engineering Day. Here at UKSEDS, we’re lucky to have some great engineers on our team, all of whom give up their free time to make the organisation as great as it is. Have a read about who they are and what they get up to below! Charlotte Bouldin is a Physics with Space […]

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Spotlight on Imperial ICSEDS


“Come along there’s surely a chance for explosions, we build rockets!” That about sums up how I was introduced to ICSEDS (read: the Imperial Space Society) during my 1st Year freshers’ fair. That line is very descriptive of what our SEDS division at Imperial College specializes in, if the random geeks running around with giant […]

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Volunteer for Local Outreach Fairs


We have a large number of stalls at various science fairs around the country in the coming few months, and we’d like to invite you to oin us in sharing our enthusiasm for all things space with the public! Manning a stall at an outreach event is a great way to share your passion for […]

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Watch the BIS IAC Competition Final


You are invited to attend the UK final of the annual Student Paper Competition, this Saturday 14th May. The British Interplanetary Society will be hosting the event, which includes both undergraduate and a postgraduate competition where competitors will be presenting their own space science research. The competition is at the BIS headquarters, in Vauxhall, London. […]

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Spotlight on Leicester AstRoSoc


Leicester, who won the ‘UKSEDS Branch of the Year’ award this year, are one of our most active branches. Thanks to Ryan Bradley-Evans, Dan Robson and Soheb Mandhai for putting together the impressive summary below, and good luck to Leicester for all of these exciting projects! To see your branch featured on the UKSEDS website, […]

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BIS IAC Student Paper Competition


The British Interplanetary Society are once again running the UK selection for the International Astronautical Congress Student Paper Competition. Two winners will each receive a £500 price, and be selected to represent the UK internationally at the IAC. This year, the IAC meeting will be held between 26-30 September in Guadalajara, Mexico. There are two […]

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Spotlight on Sheffield SpaceSoc


This year at Sheffield SpaceSoc has involved a lot of work behind-the-scenes, but although things have been quiet, it doesn’t mean we haven’t had a fantastic year! Back in May last year we won the bid to host the 2016 UKSEDS National Student Space Conference, thanks to our previous committee members’ bid. NSSC is now […]

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Project Aether: Leicester’s Hot Air Balloons

The Astronomy and Rocketry Society at the University of Leicester (AstRoSoc) are undertaking Project Aether, a research project into the correlation between the vertical profile of pollutants and weather patterns using a series of high altitude balloon flights (60,000-120,000ft). The team of 20 students involved with the project will not only build and develop the […]

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International Women’s Day 2016


Today is International Women’s Day, and we’d like to celebrate wonderful women with a connection to space. Every person on this page is inspiring, and it’s so important that women in space are celebrated and these stories shared, because young girls need to know that STEM is a career path that’s not just for boys, and that they are […]

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