Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace through Space

Credit: NASA, Apollo 17

Our sister organisation, SEDS-USA, have announced the first ever Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace Through Space. This scholarship will be awarded to one student who has demonstrated a passion for using space for peaceful benefits to humanity. Dr Bob Richards is the co-Founder of SEDS, International Space University, Singularity University, Space Generation Foundation, Odyssey Moon Ltd. and Moon Express (for which […]

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Spin Your Thesis!

Credit: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the sixth edition of the Spin Your Thesis! programme. Through this programme, several teams of university students will be given the opportunity to carry out experiments in hypergravity using the Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) facility at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Spin […]

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Project Dragonfly Design Competition

Credit: I4IS

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS) have now officially launched the Project Dragonfly design competition in the context of the Alpha Centauri Prize awards. The winning team will be the first to receive a newly-developed design award Project Dragonfly is a feasibility study for an interstellar mission, conducted by small, distributed spacecraft, propelled primarily by laser sails. The spacecraft […]

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Skylon Model Winners

Skylon. Credit: Reaction Engines

Last month we asked you to fill out a short survey by the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) with a chance to win a Skylon model. We’re pleased to announce the winners: Steven Chandler, Farhan Mitha, and Adele Gammarano. There’s still chance to fill out the survey here if you didn’t do so already.

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UKSEDS KSP Competition #2: The Science Run


Hey KSP fans, This here is the announcement for the second KSP competition we’re running over July and August. Following the last challenge success we have come up with another awesome Kerbal competition for our members to get involved in.This month’s competition is called ‘The Science Run’. Fig 1. Last month’s competition winner Graham Kirkby’s […]

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KSP Competition Winner Announcement

8 Arrival at the Mun

The first UKSEDS Kerbal Space Program Competition has now come to an end. [Warning Easter Egg Spoilers are listed in this article, don’t read if you haven’t attempted this challenge or want to find them on your own] The Scavenger Hunt Challenge required entrants to visit as many of the Kerbin’s closest moon ‘the Mun’, […]

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UKSEDS Kerbal Space Competition


Strap on your boosters and tape up those fuel injection lines because Kerbal Space Program is finally coming to UKSEDS! This article explains the details behind the very first UKSEDS Kerbal Space Program competition. Mission summary: For the first instalment of our Kerbal Competitions, contenders will need to get to the Mun and take Kerbal selfies next […]

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Nominate a Student for a Sir Arthur Clarke Award

Credit: British Interplanetary Society

Do you know a student who has made for significant or outstanding achievements in space activities? Nominate them for a Sir Arthur Clarke Award! In recognition of notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all space activities, the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards have been presented annually since 2005. The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is […]

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IAC UK Student Competition Deadline Fast Approaching


  Launched at the UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2014 (NSSC2014) on Saturday 1 March, the call for abstracts to the IAC UK Student Paper Competition is now open (see previous announcement for details). The deadline for submission of abstract is fast approaching – Friday 18th April. As announced at the NSSC2014, UKSEDS are supporting the undergraduate entry with […]

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British Interplanetary Society to launch IAC Student Paper Competition at NSSC2014


Organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s largest astronautics/space engineering conference. This year the IAC will be in Toronto, Canada from 29 September to 3 October. At each IAC, there is a student paper competition with prizes for best papers/presentations. Papers may be on any subject related to space […]

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SGAC Needs You To Name An Asteroid!

Name An Asteroid

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the SGAC Near Earth Object (NEO) Project Group in collaboration with the Minor Planet Center (MPC) are excited to offer you the opportunity to name an asteroid! Entering is easy: Send them your entry in 50 words or fewer on what you would name an asteroid and why. Two competitions will run, one for entrants under […]

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