New Committee!


A new committee was elected during the AGM at the National Student Space Conference 2016 in Sheffield. Before the conference, the outgoing committee voted in a change to the UKSEDS Rules & Regulations which reduces the elected committee from 12 roles to 6 roles. All members of the committee are now charitable trustees, and are […]

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Visit ECSAT & RAL Space

Visit ECSAT & RAL Space

We are pleased to announce a one day site tour of the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT), ESA’s UK site, and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL Space) located in Harwell, Oxfordshire. This opportunity allows you to tour this core centre for the UK space industry and gain an inside perspective of life working at […]

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Call for Volunteers 2016!


We are pleased to open applications for next year’s Executive Committee, and for our new staff teams. Joining UKSEDS is the best way to get involved in the space sector as a student. You’ll gain all sorts of skills and experience, and have the chance to work with lots of space organisations and members of […]

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An Interactive Orrery!


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Reinventing Space Careers


As part of the Reinventing Space Conference 2015, UKSEDS and the Space Generation Advisory Council have organised Reinventing Space Careers, aimed at students, graduates, and young professionals who want to succeed within the space sector. The event will be held on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford. A full programme can […]

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AO Robotics Lead position available

Prototype robot controller board. Credit: Aron Kidsi

We’re looking for student with a keen interest in robotics to lead organisation of a new space robotics event. Our plan is to encourage innovation and give students the opportunity to learn and practise new skills. You’ll need to have some experience in robotics and some awareness of the relevant companies and organisations in the sector. […]

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Interview: Jean Jacques Dordain


UKSEDS committee members Joseph and Daniel were lucky enough to be able to interview Jean-Jacques Dordain, the ESA Director General, after a talk he gave at the Royal Aeronautical Society in May. As we got set up, Joseph with the questions on his phone and Daniel with a printed copy, Dordain gave us his views […]

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Surrey EARS High Altitude Balloon flight


  On the 7th June 2015 EARS travelled to Cambridgeshire to launch a high altitude balloon (HAB). On this occasion our HAB was carrying a payload for a company called Databarracks and for the Surrey Space Center. Databarracks had requested that we fly a Microsoft Server 2003 DVD case to help them commemorate the end of […]

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IAF Student Presentations 30/05/2015


This Saturday, the finalists of the IAF student competition will be presenting their work at the BIS Headquarters in London (27-29 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1SZ). The event features three undergraduate and four postgraduate presentations, with fascinating topics ranging from real-time inter-satellite communications design through to understanding potentially hazardous asteroids to protect our planet! It promises […]

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Project Dragonfly: Sail to the Stars!


A team of space engineers are collaborating in an interesting study to find solutions for methods to explore the Centauri star system. The Centauri star system is 4.3 lightyears away from Earth, and the challenge lies in sending a spacecraft which has to travel through the interstellar medium, survive the long journey and then explore […]

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IAC Student Paper Competition


Organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s largest astronautics/space engineering conference. As part of each IAC, there is a student paper competition (the E2.1 Student Conference) with prizes for best papers/presentation. Papers may be on any subject related to space sciences, industry or technology and must […]

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