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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BIS Space Colonisation Workshop


This Saturday, 11th April, the British Interplanetary Society and the University of Hertfordshire are jointly hosting a workshop titled “New Direction in Space Colonisation”, as part of the BIS’s ongoing Space Colonies  Project. The purpose of this event is to explore the viability of space colonisation in the light of emerging technologies, the existing legal framework and new ethical debates. […]

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UKSEDS Committee 2015/16

UKSEDS Committee 2015/16

We’re pleased to announce our new committee, as elected at our AGM on 1st March 2015 at the University of Surrey. Chair – Joseph Dudley Vice-Chair – Rob Garner Treasurer – Ciara McGrath Secretary – David Jones-Gerrard Events – Alex Gee Careers – Portia Bowman Sponsorship – Daniel Erkel Projects – Samiksha Mestry Membership – […]

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UKSEDS Award Winners 2015


We’re very pleased too announce the winners of our inaugural UKSEDS Awards 2015 as follows: Outreach: Maggie Lieu Best project: XRT-C Branch of the Year: Sheffield SpaceSoc (ShefSEDS) Member of the Year: Suzanna Lucarotti (Lettuce on Mars) Many thanks to our keynote, Dr Matt Taylor, for handing out the awards this year. We hope it will be […]

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Executive Summary 2014/15 Released


This has been another successful year for UKSEDS. Thanks to the hard work of the UKSEDS committee, the organisation is the largest it has been since its inception in 1988. We hosted a record number of events up and down the country, and completely sold-out for our National Student Space Conference. Thanks to a Space for All grant from […]

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“Time Capsule to Mars” Aims for 2018 Mars Landing


Students from around the world are coming together to launch the first private, student-led mission to Mars. Learn how to join the mission today. Have you dreamt about leaving your footprint on Mars? Leaving a personal legacy for future generations? Contributing to a major international effort to push the boundaries of human space exploration? Time […]

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UKSEDS Constitutional Vote – Feb 2015


The Committee is proposing some changes to the Constitution which defines UKSEDS’ purpose and structure. We consider these changes relatively minor, and do not have any concerns about them dramatically altering UKSEDS or its activities. A copy of the current constitution can be found here. There will be a two week consultation period from now […]

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SEDS-Canada Re-formed


We’re pleased to share the news that one of our sister national organisations has been re-formed in Canada, with chapters at University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto. Like UKSEDS, SEDS-Canada are the only student-run non-profit organisation at the national level to advocate for space in their country. Their ambitions follow the SEDS mission to build up […]

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Keynotes, Sponsors and Bridget Mars Rover Prototype at NSSC2015


UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2015 28 February – 1 March 2015, University of Surrey 2nd Media Announcement Keynotes, sponsors, Bridget Mars Rover Prototype and Social announced UKSEDS are very pleased to announce that Printech Circuit Laboratories will be gold sponsors of the conference. Silver sponsors include Satellite Applications Catapult, HE Space and CGI. Keynote […]

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UK Space Propulsion Innovation award


The UK Space Propulsion Innovation Award has been announced which aims to address capability gaps in the industry by posing a set of key challenges to academia and the supply chain, then forming new connections between groups to fill the technology needs. This competition offers a unique opportunity for researchers or potential suppliers to pitch ideas to the industry. The […]

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