Lunar Rover Competition 2018 Winners!

The winning rover from Imperial College emerging into the Lunar day

Students from across the UK competed in the second UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition at STFC’s RAL Space in Harwell on Sunday 1st July. Seven student teams consisting of over 60 participants from across the UK reached the final stage of the Lunar Rover Competition, which saw them design, construct and test a lunar rover over […]

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Announcement: SSPI Satellite Design Competition


UKSEDS and SSPI (Society for Satellite Professionals International) are happy to announce the 2016 – 17 Satellite Design Competition. Teams are challenged to develop the design for a small communications satellite capable of delivering 50 Mbps of data connectivity from LEO to small antennas on the ground without exceeding a weight limit of 150 kilograms. The […]

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Announcement: Lunar Rover Competition


UKSEDS are proud to announce our latest competition, the Lunar Rover Competition. Teams are challenged to design, build and test small rovers with the objective of driving into a crater, collecting a sample and returning to the lander. Rovers will be approximately 30cm cubed and weigh up to 5kg. The competition will demonstrate to students […]

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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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BIS IAC competition presentation


We would like to extend an invite from the British Interplantary Society to you to attend the final presentations of the eight students who entered the IAC competition. The event is taking place on the 30th of May at BIS HQ in Vauxhall, directions can be found here. There is no cost for this event. […]

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UKSC Video Pitch Competition


The UK Space Conference this year will be from the 13th to the 15th of July in Liverpool – and you could win yourself a place! The UKSEA is running a video pitch competition, specifically for 18-25yr old young researchers and entrepreneurs, entitled ‘Enabling future long-duration space flight’. The top three submissions will each receive free registration to […]

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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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NameExoWorlds – Propose Your Favourite Exoplanetary System


The first ever contest allowing members of the public to NameExoWorlds begins its first round, offering the registered clubs and non-profit organisations, including UKSEDS, the chance to nominate their favourite systems to take through to the next rounds. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is organising a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets […]

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UKSEDS National Awards


Nominations are now open for the inaugural UKSEDS National Awards. These awards will be presented at the National Student Space Conference 2015. The award categories are listed below: Member of the Year Branch of the Year Outreach Ambassador of the Year Best Project Full details and nominations for the awards can be made at All […]

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KSP Competition #2 Winner Announcement


The second UKSEDS KSP Competition: The Science Run has come to an end. The challenge was to retrieve as much science as possible from a single launch. Congratulations go to Daniel Evan for his incredibly acquisition of 16276 science. Total Kerbal mission elapsed time: 245 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes, 2 seconds Total fuel at […]

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Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepreneur Scholarship

Our sister organisation, SEDS-USA, have announced a second scholarship for students sponsored by founder of SEDS, Peter Diamandis. The Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepreneur Scholarship will be awarded annually to one student for their entrepreneurial efforts in the space industry. Applicants should submit an essay detailing either an entrepreneurial effort of theirs already in progress or one they wish to pursue. The applicant should […]

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